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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?: Michael J. Sandel. #Justice #Books

   

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“The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis” by David G. Coleman - The Washington Post, The scholarly and journalistic literature on the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 is immense and continues to grow. Though the majority of those now on campuses or in newsrooms are too young to remember it. #books #jfk

   

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Best #Books of 2011 - The Washington Post, ‘State of Wonder,’ by Ann Patchett (Harper, $26.99). Patchett’s thoughtful, gripping novel about a scientist sent to the Amazon jungle to track down a missing colleague grapples equally well with the unsavory behavior of Western pharmaceutical firms and the strange choices individuals make in the remote wilderness of their own conscience. — RC Harper / Harper

   

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Best Books of 2011, ‘An Atlas of Impossible Longing,’ by Anuradha Roy (Free Press; paperback, $14). In this sprawling epic set in 20th-century India, a single act of pity rattles down generations to break a caste’s rules, test a family’s mettle and throw together two unlikely childhood friends who will negotiate every circuit of human love. — Marie Arana, The Free Press / The Free Press, #books

   

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Best #Books of 2011 - The Washington Post, ‘Steve Jobs,’ by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster, $35). This biography of the iconic computer genius is a textbook study of the rise and fall and rise of Apple and the brutal clashes that destroyed friendships and careers. It is also a gadget lover’s dream, with fabulous inside accounts of how the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone and iPad came to be. — Michael S. Rosenwald, Albert Watson / Simon & Schuster

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Best #Books of 2011, ‘The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War,’ by Peter Englund (Knopf, $35). This remarkable history captures World War I as seen through the eyes of 20 people who experienced it, including an English nurse in the Russian army, a Scots soldier in Africa, an American fighting with the Italians and a Venezuelan cowboy who joins the Ottoman army because of the French.

   

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Best #Books of 2011 - The Washington Post, ‘1Q84,’ by Haruki Murakami. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel (Knopf, $30.50). Murakami’s tightly plotted tour de force — in which a young woman is dropped into a parallel reality and a lonely would-be novelist’s life is undone — is both an eerie thriller and a moving love story. — Michael Dirda Knopf

   

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David Baldacci: The Collectors - New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci discussed his new novel, "The Collectors," on its publication day as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. In this sequel to "The Camel Club," renegade CIA agent Roger Seagraves has set himself up in the business of freelance assassination and treason. The Camel Club, a group of four dysfunctional crime solvers that includes a Library of Congress

   

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Douglas Wilson: Lincoln's Sword - Considered a simpleton by Civil War-era literati, Abraham Lincoln shocked the intellectual establishment with his considerable prowess with a pen. From the Gettysburg Address to the Emancipation Proclamation, the president used his words to hold the nation together and exert his political power. Leading Lincoln scholar Douglas L. Wilson discussed his new book, "Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words". #books

   

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Sara Paretsky: Fire Sale - What do basketball, a discount superstore, two runaway teenagers and an explosion that screams of foul play have in common? They are just a sampling of the twists and turns found in the latest mystery thriller by Sara Paretsky who discussed her most recent book ""Fire Sale."" The program, which marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of Paretsky's fictional private detective, V.I. Warshawski, and the 20th anniversary of the Sisters in Crime organiz

   

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Michael Dirda: The Classics for Pleasure - "Classics are classics not because they are educational, but because people have found them worth reading, generation after generation, century after century. More than anything else, great #books speak to us of our own all-too-real feelings, confusions and daydreams." Thus Pulitzer prize-winning critic Michael Dirda introduces his new book, "Classics for Pleasure," a volume of short essays that "point readers to new authors and

   

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How the States Got Their Shapes - Why does West Virginia have a finger creeping up the side of Pennsylvania? Why are California and Texas so large when so many of the states in the Midwest are roughly the same size and shape? Why are Alabama and Mississippi almost exact mirror images of each other? Mark Stein provided answers to these questions, and many more, when he discussed and signed his new book, "How the States Got Their Shapes," in a program sponsored by the Center for the B

   

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“In the Court of King Arthur” Tales of King Arthur and his legendary Knights of the Round Table. #books

   

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Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What it Means for the Classroom. #billgates #books

   

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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World (Book Review) #billgates #books

   

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. #billgates #books

   

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Cost of Hope: A Memoir – The Story of a Marriage, a Family, and the Quest for Life. #books #billgates

   

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Book Review: Moonwalking with Einstein. #books #billgates

   

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Inspired reading. The vacation I took this summer gave me a chance to get to some of the books I’d been eager to read. Here are some recommendations of books I enjoyed. #billgates #books

   

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Managing for People Who Hate Managing - #CNBC, The vast majority of managers struggle with managing others while managing themselves. In a survey of 150 leaders, 68% of managers confessed they don’t like being managers (Berrett-Koehler 2011). Most people don’t discuss managerial-related angst to avoid the perception of being weak, ineffective, or incompetent. The result is sense of being alone and incapable. #books #business #management

   

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What Wall Street Can Learn From 'The Einstein of Money' - #CNBC, It was 1914, nearly one hundred years ago, when a twenty-year old Benjamin Graham began working on Wall Street. Within a few years, his views on the market were already being circulated in the financial press of that era. By 1932/1933, wizened by his experiences during the Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression and six years of teaching security analysis. #books #business

   

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Novelist Warns Super Rich: Beware of 'Money Porn' - US Business News - CNBC, When I worked at Morgan Stanley, my team managed $2 billion in assets. I observed all the glitz of big money. But more importantly, I witnessed behavior across a broad range of Wall Street's different businesses—from guys trading derivatives to investment bankers cooking up the toxic securities we read about in the financial press. #business #books #CNBC

   

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What They Are Really Saying Behind Your Back: Author of 'You According to Them' | #CNBC, Even in the best of times, CEOs need all of their people doing their best work. But the current economic fits and starts make consistently high performance even more critical. To succeed as an organization, top executives must be able to quickly identify their leadership thoroughbreds – those who show real promise for becoming top performers. #business #books

   

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The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin – review | #Books | 'TheGuardian, The myth of matriarchy is one of patriarchy's oldest inventions. Those stories of primitive warrior queens, buxom mother goddesses and tribes of Amazons are no evidence at all that women did once rule the world. As most anthropologists have recognised for decades, these are cautionary tales invented by men to justify their own dominance.

   

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Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson | #Books |#TheGuardian, When I was 17 I decided to be Italian. In my gap year I worked as a chambermaid for the Principessa Doria Pamphili, who has since become an old family friend and regularly holidays at my Tuscan palazzo, and at university – Oxford, naturally, I'm not just a pretty face – I read Dante in translation. So I've always felt that Italy – sorry, I just can't stop my eyelids fluttering – was my real home, though I make no apologies for many of these.

   

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How Do We Fix This Mess? by Robert Peston and Laurence Knight – review | #Books | #TheObserver, Here's the thing, as Robert Peston compulsively remarks online, on air and in print: how come many acclaimed experts – Gordon Brown, Alan Greenspan, Hank Paulson, Fred the Shred and Merv the Swerve – got it so calamitously wrong? How come they were all credit-crunched in 2008 and 2009? Even Peston wasn't infallible. #economy

   

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Joined at the Heart: The Transformation of the American Family: Tipper Gore,Al Gore #books #environement

   

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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit: Al Gore. #books #environment

   

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AN Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming: Al Gore. #books #environment Former Vice President Al Gore's New York Times #1 bestselling book is a daring call to action, exposing the shocking reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and the future we face if we do not take action to stop global warming. Now, Viking has adapted this book for the most important audience of all: today's youth, who have no choice but to confront this climate crisis head-on.

   

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The Assault on Reason: Al Gore. #books #environment A visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith has combined with the degration of the public sphere to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason At the time George W. Bush ordered American forces to invade Iraq, 70 percent of Americans believed Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11. Voters in Ohio, when asked by pollsters to list what stuck in their minds about the campaign.

   

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Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis: Al Gore. #Books #environment It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will. Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations.

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The Power of Practice Management: Best Practices for Building a Better Advisory Business, + Website. The Power of Practice Management teaches you how to channel the strength of your business and connect it to your clients’ experiences. The results unlock the secrets to driving customer loyalty, referral revenue, and business prosperity. In the process, you’ll also enhance your personal brand – allowing you the opportunity for business prosperity. #books

   

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#books, Trading Options in Turbulent Markets: Master Uncertainty through Active Volatility Management, 2nd Edition. Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition skillfully explains the intricacies of options volatility and shows you how to use options to cope, and profit from, market turbulence. Throughout this new edition, options expert Larry Shover reveals how to use historical volatility to predict future volatility for a security and addresses how you can utilize that knowledge.

   

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The Janus Factor: Trend Follower's Guide to the Dialectic of Trading. The Janus Factor presents an innovative theory that describes how feedback loops determine market behavior. The book clearly shows how the theory can be applied to make trading more profitable. The metaphor of the two-faced god Janus is used to reflect alternating market environments, one dominated by trend followers and the other by contrarian bargain hunters. #books

   

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The Book: Hard Twisted by C. Joseph Greaves Who’s It For? Crime-lovers who want a genuinely gripping read. Plot: It’s 1934, and 13-year-old Lucile has just met the charismatic Clint Palmer, who will change her life forever. As Lucile’s father disappears, she is led on a journey through the American southwest – and a spree of violence and murder follows. Based on a true story. Paperback and e-book out 8th November, £12.99. #books

   

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The Book: Merivel: A Man Of His Time by Rose Tremain Who’s It For? Historical fiction fans who enjoy bursts of humour. Plot: The lovable Robert Merivel, renowned physician and courtier to Charles II, is off to the French court. A chance encounter with Madame de Flamanville leaves him dreaming of a future that he fears will never be his. Out now in hardback, £18.99. #books

   

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The Book: The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling Who’s It For? J. K. Rowling fans who're all grown up. Plot: Idyllic English market town Pagford is left in shock after the death of Barry Fairbrother. Tensions throughout the community come to a boil as Barry’s seat on the parish council comes up for grabs at election. Out now in hardback, £20, and e-book, £11.99. #books

   

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The Book: The Other Half Of Me by Morgan McCarthy Who’s It For? Readers who like their books to have an edge. Plot: Jonathan and Theo are left to roam their rural estate following the death of their father, until their grandmother arrives to take the children under her wing. But they soon find out that something very sinister lies in their past… Paperbook and e-book out 8 November, £7.99. #books

   

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The Book: San Miguel by T. C. Boyle Who’s It For? Bookworms in search of their new favourite wordsmith. Plot: San Miguel tells the story of three generations of women trying to survive in isolation on an island off the coast of California. A really beautiful read. Hardback and e-book out 11 October, £14.99. #books

   

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Chicago Victory Gardens: Yesterday and Tomorrow - During World War II, Chicago led the nation in urban food production with its Victory Gardens program of 1,500 community gardens and more than 250,000 home gardens. The city's North Park neighborhood was also home to the largest Victory Garden in the United States. In fact, the Victory Gardens campaign in Chicago was so successful that it was emulated across the country. #books

   

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The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling, When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it first seems. #books

   

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Authors@Google: Noam Chomsky - For the past forty years Noam Chomsky's writings on politics and language have established him as a preeminent public intellectual and as one of the most original and wide-ranging political and social critics of our time. Among the seminal figures in linguistic theory over the past century, since the 1960s Chomsky has also secured a place as perhaps the leading dissident voice in the United States. #books #authors

   

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Authors@Google: Christopher Hitchens - Author Christopher Hitchens discusses his book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" as a part of the Authors@Google series. The author of Why Orwell Matters and Letters to a Young Contrarian, Christopher Hitchens is a Vanity Fair contributing editor, a Slate columnist, and a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly. #books #authors

   

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Authors at Google: Salman Khan | The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined - Salman Khan joins Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt for a fireside chat about his new book, The One World Schoolhouse: #Education Reimagined. "A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. #b

   

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Authors@Google: Gwen Ifill - Gwen Ifill visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama." This event took place on January 29, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series. In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obamas stunning presidential victory and introducing the emerging young African American politicians. #b

   

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Authors@Google: Arianna Huffington - Arianna Huffington, this time to Google's New York office to discuss her new book "Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (and What You Need to Know to End the Madness)". With her trademark passion, intelligence, and devastating wit, Huffington Post editor in chief Arianna Huffington tackles the issues that are crucial to this year's presidential election. #authors #books

   

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How To Be a Woman - Books on Google Play, It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate us? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby? Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin answers the questions that every modern woman is asking. #books

   

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Fifty Shades of Grey - Books on Google Play, Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. #books

   

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An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington - Presenting the Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington: Adventurer. Philosopher. Knob head. Karl Pilkington isn’t keen on travelling. Given the choice, he’ll go on holiday to Devon or Wales or, at a push, eat English food on a package holiday in Majorca. Which isn’t exactly Michael Palin, is it? So what happened when he was convinced by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant to go on an epic adventure to see the Seven Wonders of the World? #books

   

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau. #businessbooks #books #business #entrepreneurship

   

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Wild Webisodes: Week 1 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - Oprah and author Cheryl Strayed are enjoying nature and a Book Club discussion in the Week 1 webisode for Wild, the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. Watch as Cheryl reads the passage where she's about to set out for her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail—and can't lift her backpack. Hear what Oprah says she would have done in that moment. #books

   

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Wild Webisodes: Cheryl Strayed on Facing Her Fears - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - The countdown is on for Oprah's interview with Wild author Cheryl Strayed on "Super Soul Sunday"! Watch the second exclusive webisode for the Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection, and mark your calendar for the complete interview on Sunday, July 22. #books

   

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Wild Webisodes: Week 3 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - Author Cheryl Strayed says that when set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, she never expected to experience the spiritual journey she eventually chronicled in her book Wild. In the Week 3 webisode, watch as she reads a passage that embodies one of her greatest lessons on how to bear the unbearable. #books

   

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Wild Webisodes: Week 4 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - It's Week 4 of our Oprah's Book Club 2.0 journey with Wild author Cheryl Strayed, and Oprah and Cheryl are discussing what state of mind she was in after four weeks alone on the Pacific Crest Trail. Find out what Cheryl says she learned about living in the moment. Plus, Cheryl reveals her favorite way to read a book. #books

   

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Wild Webisodes: Week 5 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - In her memoir, Wild, Cheryl Strayed writes about losing one of her boots during her extensive hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Watch as the author and Oprah discuss what it felt like to be at the mercy of forces Cheryl could not control—and how she learned that the universe never, ever kids around. #books

   

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Wild Webisodes: Week 6 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - With only one more week of reading to go, we're closing in on the end of Cheryl Strayed's Wild journey. Turn to page 232 and read along as Cheryl describes the "trail magic" she found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Then, keep watching as Oprah and Cheryl discuss how to recognize the beauty that's always around you. #books

   

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Wild Webisodes: Week 7 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0® - Oprah Winfrey Network - In the final webisode of the Oprah's Book Club 2.0 discussion about Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild, Oprah and Cheryl discuss one of Oprah's favorite passages from the book. Turn to page 258 and read along with them. Plus, Cheryl reveals why her experience on the Pacific Crest Trail truly was a wild ride. #books

   

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Preview: Oprah Meets Cheryl Strayed for the First Time! - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - It's not the wilderness, but it is the perfect location for Oprah's interview with Wild author Cheryl Strayed. Watch as Cheryl and Oprah meet in Oprah's front yard, and find out why Oprah says Cheryl's journey along the Pacific Crest Trail inspired her to start Oprah's Book Club 2.0! #books

   

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What the Pacific Crest Trail Taught Cheryl Strayed - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - After hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Washington, Wild author Cheryl Strayed says there's one thing the path taught her. Find out what it is. Plus, Oprah shares how she felt after reading Cheryl's story. #books

   

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How Cheryl Strayed Felt Her Mother's Presence - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - The loss of her beloved mother was one of the impetuses for Wild author Cheryl Strayed's solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. Though her mother had been gone for three years, Cheryl says she felt her mother's presence throughout her journey. Watch as Cheryl explains how an animal encounter only amplified that feeling. #books

   

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Why Cheryl Strayed Burned Books - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - At the end of each day, Cheryl Strayed settled into camp with a book... and burned each page after she read it. Find out why this author says she was forced to become a book burner during her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. #books

   

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Was Cheryl Strayed Ever Afraid? - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild, can be read as a metaphor for conquering fear. So was she ever truly afraid hiking 1,100 miles alone on the Pacific Crest Trail? Cheryl opens up about what it means to be courageous and reveals the biggest takeaway she wants readers to learn from her book. #books

   

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The Wild Moment That Would Have Scared Oprah Most - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - #books Oprah says that while reading Cheryl Strayed's Wild, she often asked herself if she could have faced some of the obstacles Cheryl encountered on the Pacific Crest Trail. Oprah says she could have handled a rattlesnake, unsavory hikers and even a bear—but there was one moment that truly gave her the shivers. Find out what it was! #Oprah

   

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Meet Cheryl Strayed's Monster - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - Meet Cheryl Strayed's constant companion during her hike along the Pacific Crest Trail—her backpack, Monster! Watch as the Wild author reflects on the moment she realized Monster was too heavy to lift, and find out why she says she needed to learn how to carry the weight she couldn't bear. #books

   

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Why Cheryl Strayed Says Being Alone Can Be Empowering - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network - Wild author Cheryl Strayed says she was never more alone than she was on the Pacific Crest Trail. She didn't see another human being for the first eight days of her 1,100-mile hike, and spent most of her time in the wilderness by herself. Watch as Cheryl reflects on how she found herself in the absence of others. #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak by Writers Famous and Obscure, Edited by Smith magazine. If you could describe your breakup in six words, what would you say? At a loss for words? No problem. Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak is happy to fill in the blanks. Composed of hundreds of nuggets on love and loss. #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories, By Barbara Davilman and Liz Dubelman. For every woman who missed that red flag waving wildly in her face (He owns a faux dog! He's Homer Simpson's clone! He's a porn star!), this book is for you. Fifty-eight women share their hilarious tales of the romances (and the men) that took a nose-diving turn for the worse. Even if you can't relate to their stories, you'll at least get a good laugh out of them. #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | Love, Loss and What I Wore, By Ilene Beckerman. Two divorces, six children and one fabulous wardrobe. In this quirky pictorial for adults, author Ilene Beckerman takes you back through the most pivotal moments in her life...and what she wore along the way.From Brownie uniform to prom dress to wedding gown, each clothing item holds a strong memory. Good and bad, Beckerman remembers them all and encourages us to look back on our own lives and wardrobes. #book

   

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Bridget Jones's Diary, By Helen Fielding | 8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart. This classic chick lit book might be the ultimate tale of what not to do when you're single and lonely. Do not stare at your phone for an entire weekend, binge on chocolate Christmas tree decorations or have an affair with your cad of a boss. However, this book's plucky heroine also does quite a few things right. On Bridget's to-do list? #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert. This soul-searching memoir has become the bible of all breakup books, and if you haven't already turned to it to nurse your broken heart, you need to now. After going through a bitter divorce and a disastrous love affair, Elizabeth Gilbert sets out on a journey that changes her life forever. She finds pleasure (and pizza) in Italy, peace in India and love in Bali. #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | Split: A Memoir of Divorce, By Suzanne Finnamore. It's a story as old as time: Boy meets girl, boy asks girl to marry him, and five years later, boy downs two martinis and announces that he wants to divorce girl. We've all heard this tale before, but for California journalist and author Suzanne Finnamore, it was very real. With brutal honesty and deadpan humor, she divulges the dirty details of her marriage and divorce. #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | Personal History, By Katharine Graham. Take notes from a woman who survived much worse than a breakup. In Katharine Graham's powerful autobiography, this Washington socialite recounts her husband's very public affair, his mental illness and subsequent suicide, as well as her unexpected accession to power at the Washington Post. Here's why you'll relate: Katharine Graham suddenly found herself thrown in a situation that she never wanted or expected. #books

   

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8 Books to Read with a Broken Heart | High Fidelity, By Nick Hornby. Want to know what's going on in his head? Of course you do! You may remember John Cusack in the movie adaptation of Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, a cynical breakup tale told from the male perspective. After being dumped yet again, music addict Rob looks back on his "all-time top five" breakups. Read along as he relives the losses, and then ask yourself, "Does this breakup really make my top five?" #books

   

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The Chocolate Money By Ashley Prentice Norton | Bettina Ballentyne feels like a "match that just won't strike" compared with her mother, a Grace Kelly look-alike and chocolate-fortune heiress who flaunts her affair with a married man, throws parties with themes like "hangover-brunch cruise," and once posed nude for the family Christmas card. Bettina, the adolescent narrator of Ashley Prentice Norton's darkly comic novel. #books

   

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How Oprah's Weight Was Tied to Her Ego - Oprah's Lifeclass - Oprah Winfrey Network - For years, Oprah says, she thought being thin made her better. Find out how she stopped identifying with form and began understanding the difference between her true self and her ego self. #books

   

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What Oprah Knows for Sure About the Power of Ego - Oprah's Lifeclass - Oprah Winfrey Network - Oprah knows one thing for sure about egotism: You can't begin to love yourself unless you know who you are separate from your ego. Watch Oprah explain how spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle helped change the way she saw herself. #books

   

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Friend or Foe? Dominant Party Systems in Southern Africa: Insights from the Developing World - United Nations University. #books Within southern Africa, there is an observable increase in dominant party systems, in which one political party dominates over a prolonged period of time, within a democratic system with regular elections. This party system has replaced the one-party system that dominated Africa’s political landscape after the first wave of liberations in the 1950s and 1960s.

   

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Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development: Opportunities, Promises and Concerns - United Nations University | Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development takes stock of the achievements and obstacles towards sustainability over the last 20 years, and proposes new ideas and changes to create a more sustainable future. Students, academics and professionals interested in understanding the potential and limitations of the discussions on a green economy. #books

   

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Norms of Protection: Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians and Their Interaction - United Nations University | A series of humanitarian tragedies in the 1990s (Somalia, 1992–1994; Rwanda, 1994; Srebrenica, 1995; Kosovo, 1999) demonstrated the failure of the international community to protect civilians in the context of complex emergencies. #books

   

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After Oppression: Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe - United Nations University | The decline of authoritarianism in Latin America and Eastern Europe marked the end of a dark chapter in the history of these societies. In both regions, transition to democracy was accompanied by distinct efforts to come to terms with the traumatic experiences of the past and to demand accountability from the oppressors. #books

   

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Public Works and Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Do Public Works Work for the Poor? - United Nations University | Public Works Programmes (PWPs) are widely implemented throughout Asia, Latin America and Africa, often with funding from major international donor agencies. They are perceived to present a ‘win-win’ policy option, providing employment to the chronically poor while also creating assets for the state. #books

   

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#Book of Life | The purpose of a 'Book of Life' (or Liber Vitae), was to record the names of members and friends of monasteries or convents: the belief was that these names would also appear in the heavenly book opened on the Day of Judgement. Some lists from religious houses are neat and well-ordered, but this page – from the Liber Vitae of the New Minster, Winchester – has a distinctly cluttered appearance, with several different inks and scripts. It is evidently a ‘work in progress’. #books

   

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Scribe | This illumination shows a seated scribe writing with his quill, surrounded by monstrous creatures. Illuminated manuscripts are a precious source for learning about medieval visual culture, especially since they tend to be much better preserved than, for example, paintings on panels or walls. In the early Middle Ages, most illuminated manuscripts were produced in monasteries. #books #manuscripts #history

   

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The Book Lovers' Companion on British Library | With so many fantastic books available, it can often be difficult to pick out the perfect book that will compliment your last read. And how can you find out what what books are even available - where do you start? Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion is here to help, bringing together a vast selection of the best and most loved titles into one comprehensive guide #books

   

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love #Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them on British Library | In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart - to take pleas

   

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The Gentleman's Art of Dressing, with Economy on British Library | 'Do not wear the same trousers two consecutive days. If you have a good stock, keep a roster, and let the fisrt for duty take its turn. By this means the will always look fresh, and not hackneyed'. First published in 1876, The Gentleman's Art of Dressing with Economy is an indispensable guide to how to look good on a budget. Dressing as a gentleman, we learn, requires far more than throwing money as the latest fashions. #books

   

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‘Killing Kennedy’ by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard - According to a “60 Minutes”/Vanity Fair poll released last week, 7 percent of Americans think Lee Harvey Oswald is the guy who shot Abraham Lincoln. #books #reading

   

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‘The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010’ - In her introduction to the excellent 1973 anthology “The Poetry of Black America,” Gwendolyn Brooks suggested that there were essentially two varieties of young black poets then extant. One type was made up of those who worked from what she called “stormy resentments” and “may have begun their careers with columns of expletives” or exhortations to “kill the honky kill the honky kill the honky.” #books #reading

   

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J. K. Rowling - By the Book - The author of Harry Potter and, now, “The Casual Vacancy,” says her favorite literary character is Jo March: “It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo. #books #reading

   

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‘Who I Am - A Memoir,’ by Pete Townshend - “No one knows what it’s like to be the bad man,” Pete Townshend wrote in a famous Who song, “To be the sad man behind blue eyes/No one knows what it’s like/To be hated, to be fated to telling only lies.” #books

   

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‘Cost Disease’ Offers a Case for Health Care Calm - IN 1946, a British newspaper shocked its readers by running an article with this ominous-sounding headline: “Nearly Half of U.K. Student Grades Are Below Average.” Read that back to yourself slowly, and you’ll realize, of course, that the law of averages would have it no other way. But man, does it sound bad. #reading #books

   

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‘The Revenge of Geography,’ by Robert D. Kaplan - Those who forget geography can never defeat it. That is the mantra of Robert D. Kaplan’s new book, “The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate.”Each chapter begins with a reading of the lineaments of territory in the way a fortuneteller reads the lines on a palm, a mapping of mountains, rivers and plains as determinants of destiny. #books #reading

   

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‘The Yellow Birds,’ by Kevin Powers At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Army and eventually served as a machine-gunner in Iraq, where the sky is “vast and catacombed with clouds,” where soldiers stay awake on fear and amphetamines and Tabasco sauce daubed into their eyes, where rifles bristle from rooftops and bullets sound like “small rips in the air.” Now he has channeled his experience into “The Yellow Birds,” a first novel as compact and powerful as a footlocker full of ammo. #books

   

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An Updated Guide for Young Women - In 1997, Glamour magazine published a manifesto for young women on the cusp of what is for many a fearful milestone. “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30” — written by the columnist Pamela Redmond Satran — resonated with so many women that it wasn’t long before this artfully manicured checklist showed up on the Internet. #books #reading

   

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Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter | Meetings. They hold such promise for moving your business forward but are rarely executed well. We all know what we're supposed to do to run meetings effectively, but we seldom do them. Why? Perhaps we think it's just not worth the time to clarify what we hope to accomplish, craft an agenda, handpick participants, issue pre-work, and send out notes with key decisions and next steps. But meeting preparation and follow-up is time well spent. #guides #books

   

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Guide to Getting the Mentoring You Need | Stuck in a career rut? Maybe you're itching to broaden your skills and take on new challenges. Or perhaps you're eyeing a management role a level or two up. So how do you grow and advance professionally? Not by waiting for senior managers to notice you and "bring you along." You'll be sorely disappointed by how long that takes, if it ever happens. The key is effective mentoring--and it's up to you to go get it. #books

   

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Subscribe Sign in / RegisterMy Account | You've been asked to lead a project. You appreciate the vote of confidence, but are you panicking because you haven't a clue where to begin? Do you worry that stakeholders will tug you in a million directions, making it impossible to set clear goals, let alone deliver the goods on time and on budget? How will you know when to stick to your original plan and when to be flexible? #books #guides

   

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HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers | DON'T LET YOUR FEAR OF FINANCE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR SUCCESS. Can you prepare a breakeven analysis? Do you know the difference between an income statement and a balance sheet? Or understand why a business that's profitable can still go belly-up? Has your grasp of your company's numbers helped--or hurt--your career? Whether you're new to finance or you just need a refresher, this go-to #guide will give you the tools and confidence you need. #books

   

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The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India | Meet your new global consumer... You've heard of the burgeoning consumer markets in China and India that are driving the world economy. But do you know enough about these new consumers to convert them into customers? Do you know that: (1) There will be nearly one billion middle-class consumers in China and India within the next ten years? (2) More than 135 million Chinese and Indians will graduate from college. #Books

   

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Information Wants to Be Shared | Stewart Brand famously declared, "Information wants to be free." Except he didn't (not really). And it doesn't. Information is much more complicated than that. What information really wants--what makes it more valuable, useful, and immediate, Joshua Gans argues--is to be shared. Using the tools and logic of information economics, Gans shows how sharing enhances most information's value. #books

   

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Are you at the top of your game--or still trying to get there? Take your cues from the short, powerful "9 Things Successful People Do Differently," where the strategies and goals of the world's most successful people are on display--backed by research that shows exactly what has the biggest impact on performance. Here's a hint: accomplished people reach their goals because of what they do, not just who they are. #books

   

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker) | How can you transform yourself from a good manager into an extraordinary leader? We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. #books

   

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Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter | by Gautam Mukunda, Will your next leader be insignificant--or indispensable? The importance of leadership and the impact of individual leaders has long been the subject of debate. Are they made by history, or do they make it? In "Indispensable," Harvard Business School professor Gautam Mukunda offers an enticingly fresh look at how and when individual leaders really can make a difference. #books

   

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Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning. Viktor Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist who survived life in the Nazi concentration camps. Man's Search for Meaning is really two books — one dedicated to recounting his frightening ordeal in the camps (interpreted through his eyes as a psychiatrist) and the other a treatise on his theory, logotherapy. His story alone is worth the read — a reminder of the depths and heights of human nature — and the central contention of logotherapy — #books

   

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Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full. Tom Wolfe founded the New Journalism school and was one of America's most brilliant writers of nonfiction (books and essays like The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) before he became one of her most notable novelists. Often better known for his portrait of 1980s New York, The Bonfire of the Vanities, A Man in Full is his novel about race, status, business, and a number of other topics in modern Atlanta. #books

   

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Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker. One of the first books I read upon graduating college, Liar's Poker is acclaimed author Michael Lewis' first book — a captivating story about his short-lived postcollegiate career as a bond salesman in the 1980s. Lewis has become perhaps the most notable chronicler of modern business, and Liar's Poker is both a fascinating history of Wall Street (and the broader financial world) in the 1980s and a cautionary tale to ambitious young business leaders #books

   

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Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't. What does it take to make a great company, and what traits will young businesspeople need to lead them? Jim Collins introduced new rigor to the evaluation of business leadership in his instant classic Good to Great, with a research team reviewing "6,000 articles and generating 2,000 pages of interview transcripts." #books

   

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iTunes - Books - Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson | Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries. #books

   

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iTunes - Books - The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure. #books

   

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iTunes - Books - Einstein by Walter Isaacson| How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk. #books #ibooks

   

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iTunes - Books - Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson | Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings, he seems made of flesh rather than of marble. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin seems to turn to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind his new-fangled spectacles. #books

   

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iTunes - Books - Washington by Ron Chernow | Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. #books

   

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STEVE JOBS: Life & Legacy Reexamined - A year after his death, Steve Job's life gets reexamined. This special episode of BOOKD is about Walter Isaacson's biography, STEVE JOBS, exploring the colossal achievements and intense personality of Apple's iconic co-founder. #books

   

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What Is Steven Johnson Reading? - Steven Johnson is a popular theorist and bestselling author of eight books, the most recent of which is FUTURE PERFECT. His writing weaves together ideas on science, technology, media, and politics. But what does he read? #books

   

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Why Are Women Reading 50 Shades of Grey? - Is it "mommy porn"? What does its success tell about our culture? Find out what a rabbi, former dominatrix, sexpert, sex toy store representative, super fan and YouTube host have to say about 50 SHADES OF GREY on BOOKD. #books

   

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50 Shades of Grey BOOKD Club Guide - #books

   

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Should Men Read 50 SHADES OF GREY? - 50 SHADES OF GREY has been a breakout success among women, but do men get anything out of reading it? A rabbi, former dominatrix, sexpert, super fan and YouTube host all have a different answer. #books

   

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Sex Tips From A Rabbi: Inside The World Of Kosher Sex - Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, one of the world's leading experts on sex and relationships, talks about his book, KOSHER SEX, and shares some of the insight and advice he provides in it. #books

   

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Is The Pursuit of Happiness Selfish? - Or is it noble? Is happiness lost once you start contemplating it? Find out what this episode's BOOKD Club has to say when discussing Gretchen Rubin's bestseller THE HAPPINESS PROJECT. #books

   

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How To Be Happy: Start at Home - Author Gretchen Rubin explains how home life relates to happiness in discussing her new book HAPPIER AT HOME, a followup to her previous bestseller, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT. #books #knowledgefix #Justlearned #knowledgetv #Bookstv

   

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Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) Amazon.com | #books #Boooksfictionliterature #history #bookshistory

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Hathi Trust wins lawsuit - Paul Courant of the Hathi Trust explains the recent court decision in its favor. #libraries #books

   

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Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis: Al Gore. #Books #environment It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will. Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations.

   

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How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants | A hilarious guide to the lost art of artisanal pencil sharpening. Have you got the right kind of point on your pencil? Do you know how to achieve the perfect point for the kind of work you need out of that pencil? #books #reading

   

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The Hunger Games (Book 1) Suzanne Collins | In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. #books #reading

   

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The University of Coimbra General Library, Coimbra, Portugal | #libraries #books #reading

   

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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT | #libraries #books

   

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Renegades Write the Rules - A Book by Amy Jo Martin | The book that reveals the innovative strategies behind the social media success of today's top celebrities, brands, and sports icons. This book shows you how you can follow their lead and unleash your inner Renegade. #books #marketing #business #businessBooks

   

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Textbooks round the world: It ain’t necessarily so | The textbooks children learn from in school reveal and shape national attitudes—and should provoke debate. PARISIANS are in a tizz about capitalism. New Yorkers get stressed about sex. In Seoul and San Antonio, Texas, 11,000km apart, citizens fret about the relationship between humans and apes. What goes into school textbooks—and, even more, what is left out—spurs concern and controversy all over the world. #books #school #education

   

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The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America’s Doomed Invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs, Jim Rasenberger | In the ongoing debate over who was responsible for the failed U.S. invasion of Cuba in 1961, Rasenberger rejects accusations that the CIA acted as an independent rogue power and instead blames Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. #Books #History

   

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The Clash of Ideas The Ideological Battles that Made the Modern World— And Will Shape the Future | This special eBook collection drawn from the archives of Foreign Affairs traces, in real time, the great intellectual debates that defined the twentieth century-and are molding the twenty-first. Also featuring new essays, including works by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, and Francis Fukuyama, author of the End of History. #Books

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Peace Out Why Civil Society Cannot Save the World, By Walter Russell Mead | Every aspiring beauty-pageant queen knows what to say when asked what she wants most: "World peace." World peace is at least nominally what we all want most. But evidently, we are not very good at making it. The modern peace movement is almost 200 years old; its origins can be traced to the period that followed the devastating wars of the Napoleonic era in Europe. #Books

   

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The Clash of Ideas The Ideological Battles that Made the Modern World— And Will Shape the Future | This special eBook collection drawn from the archives of Foreign Affairs traces, in real time, the great intellectual debates that defined the twentieth century-and are molding the twenty-first. Also featuring new essays, including works by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, and Francis Fukuyama, author of the End of History. #Books

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Her Words: Richard Holbrooke's Widow, Kati Marton Considers Life at 63 - Culture - “I started keeping a journal after Richard died,” says writer Kati Marton on a recent afternoon, all breezy elegance in a yellow Milly summer dress and strappy J.Crew sandals. “I wasn’t sleeping well, so it helped me to jot down memories.” Marton’s husband for fifteen years—until his death from heart surgery complications in December of 2010—was Richard Holbrooke, former diplomat and ambassador to the U.N. #books

   

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Karen Thompson, The Age of Miracles | Among the things we take for granted: There are 24 hours in a day, the sun rises and sets on schedule, nights are dark, and morning brings light. All this we can count on. So, too, does Julia, the young protagonist of Karen Thompson Walker’s ominous and cinematic new novel, The Age of Miracles (Random House), until a strange phenomenon strikes. The earth begins to rotate more slowly, and with startling, far-reaching consequences. #Books

   

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Central Library, University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands | Delft University of Technology, also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technical university, located in Delft, Netherlands. With eight faculties and numerous research institutes[6] it hosts over 19,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), more than 3,300 scientists and more than 2,200 people in the support and management. #Libraries #Books

   

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The North Reading Room in Doe Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA #Libraries #Books

   

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La Sorbonne Reading Room, Paris, France #Libraries #Books

   

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History: A Very Short Introduction #Books There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. #HistoryBooks

   

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Leo Tolstoy as War and Peace #Literature #Art #books

   

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The Joy of Books - #Books #ILoveToRead

   

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Good Books Are Life Teachers | Dressed in a formal collar and tie, father reads to his family, probably during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1912 - 1920). His wife and children are also well dressed and they sit in a well-appointed parlor. The book is not specified. The children were probably accustomed to stories that ended with a moral lesson because they and their peers often learned how to read and spell from the McGuffey Readers. Named after the Rev. William Holmes McGuffey. #Books

   

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What's Gained By Reading Aloud? | Education on GOOD, As a student, a lot of the reading I do is confined to the quiet atmosphere of libraries or victim to the dangers of a bed that is too comfy for its own good. Increasingly, I feel more connected to other readers through the web with websites like Goodreads, which makes it easier to share book recommendations. But the act of reading itself is still solitary. #Reading #Books

   

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Teens in America: Why Their Reading Habits May Surprise You | A new report shows that young people are more likely to read books than older Americans. #Books #Reading

   

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Getting Rich Off the Recession: THE BIG SHORT - This episode of BOOKD brings together Steve Kroft, Peter Schiff, Steve Wilkos, Felix Salmon, and Carol Roth to discuss and debate Michael Lewis' bestselling book THE BIG SHORT. #Books #Ideas #knowledgefix #Justlearned #knowledgetv

   

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CLOUD ATLAS Demystified | With the #film version of CLOUD ATLAS premiering, BOOKD takes a close look at the astonishing, genre-defying novel that inspired it. Join an English professor, Buddhist teacher, professor of philosophy and the hosts of Sword & Laser as they deconstruct and debate David Mitchell's CLOUD ATLAS. #Books #Justlearned #knowledgetv #Books #bookstv #films #entertainment #filmstv

   

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Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel | The Man Booker-shortlisted sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. 'My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he'll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he'll cut off your leg,' says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. 'But if you don't cut across him he's a very gentleman. And he'll stand anyone a drink.' By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. #Books #History

   

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Scary stories for Halloween: The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft The horror of this story has as much to do with its setting as its characters. Article by Chris Power, In my favourite works of horror and supernatural fiction, the landscape itself is at least as important as whatever beasts or phantoms may roam across it. From the deserted strands of MR James to the Danube of Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows". #Books #Halloween

   

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read | 1.) The Bible 2.) The System of the World by Isaac Newton 3.) On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin 4.) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift 5.) The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine 6.) The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith 7.) The Art of War by Sun Tsu 8.) The Prince by Machiavelli #Books

   

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Here They Are — The Best Comic Books of 2013! | wired.com | Star Wars, by Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda (Dark Horse, ongoing) and more. #Books #comicsgraphicsnovels

   

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Further reading for Friday's Tutorial #Books

   

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The Help (film) | The Help is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor. (Wikipedia) #Film #Books #Booksfictionliterature

   

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Cosmos by Carl Sagan | #Books Cosmos (1980) is a popular science book by astronomer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan. Its 13 illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos TV series on which the book was based, explore the mutual development of science and civilization. Spurred in part by the popularity of the TV series, #Cosmos. #Space #books #BooksSciencenature #nature #Science

   

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | #Books The Alchemist is a novel by Paulo Coelho first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it has been translated into 71 languages as of 2011. An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there. #Boooksfictionliterature

   

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy | War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo #Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world #literature. delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. #Books

   

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Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the US Library of Congress from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. Composite image assembled from LOC source images on April 12, 2006 by Jim Harper. #libraries #Books #history

   

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. This is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. #Books #HistoryBooks #Paris #France #History #Travel

   

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The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger. #Books A lifetime of friendship begins the day brothers Ed and Allard save Sarah from drowning in an icy river near their rural New Hampshire home. Though their paths diverge through the years, the connection between the three endures until a heartbreaking tragedy in the remote mountains of Wyoming forces Sarah and Allard to confront the unthinkable. #NonfictionBooks

   

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Old Story, New Cover: Mr. Boddington's Penguin Classics. Currently available at Anthropologie, the New York-based designer has given a fresh face to 6 Penguin Classics, including Wuthering Heights, Alice in Wonderland, and Sense & Sensibility. #CoolKnowledge #Justlearned #Books #Literature

   

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Ding dong the witch is dead and now the Wicked Witch of the East is saving your book’s page with her posthumously famous striped stocking legs. #Books #reading #Gadgets

   

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'The Open Country of Woman's Heart': Illustration From the 1800s | Created by D. W. Kellogg circa 1833-1842, in the tradition of these #maps of the human condition you might recall, subtitled "Exhibiting its internal communications, and the facilities and dangers to Travellers therein. #books #history #knowledgefix #justlearned

   

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TEDxMidAtlantic - Tyler Cowen | Tyler Cowen occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution. #talks #Books #knowledgetv #economics #economicstv

   

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How to Create Your Own Papercraft Bookmobile by Tiffany Cole| #Books #Design #funknowledge #Knowledgefix

   

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The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College by Jacques Steinberg | The author was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. #books #nonfictionbooks #educationbooks

   

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future. #politics #currenteventsbooks #currentevents #books #politicsbooks #history

   

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Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy: Bill Clinton. #politics #currenteventsbooks #currentevents #books #politicsbooks #causes #causesbooks #billclinton

   

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Med School Confidential by Robert H. Miller, Harold M. Friedman & Dan Bissell, M.D. | #books #educationbooks #profesionalbooks #medicalbooks #medicine

   

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The proclamation of emancipation, by the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, to take effect January 1st, 1863. | This extremely rare miniature version (9 cm) of the Emancipation Proclamation is the first and only contemporary printing in separate book form of the historic act. Published by Boston businessman and abolitionist John Murray Forbes (1813-1898). #history #ushistory #politics #documents #books #historybooks

   

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic: David Quammen. #science #books #nonfiction #sciencebooks

   

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This is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life: by Max and Eli Sussman. #books #foodbooks #bestsellers #food

   

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The Lincoln Bible is the bible originally used by United States President Abraham Lincoln at his 1861 presidential inauguration. The Lincoln family donated the bible to the Library of Congress, which includes it in their collection. Barack Obama chose to use the Lincoln Bible at his 2009 presidential inauguration and his 2013 second inauguration. #history #books #historybooks #inauguration2013 #USpolitics

   

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The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change: Annie Leonard: Amazon.com: #Books #books #booksbusiness #business #economics

   

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F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN. #Books #educationbooks #humourbooks

   

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Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food | by Jeff Potter | Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? | #books #food #foodbooks #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix #science #sciencebooks

   

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How Many Languages is it Possible to Know? | Michael Erard, in his fascinating book Babel No More, travels around the world in search of hyperpolyglots, people who study and learn large numbers of languages. He sheds light on the secrets of their success, and explains why it can be hard to put an exact number on language knowledge. #languages #research #books #justlearned #knowledgefix #education

   

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Inside Abraham Lincoln's Brain - Everyone knows the great accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, but few know the depth of his intellect and the inner workings of his brain. Lincoln expert Harold Holzer exposes the fascinating mind of a self educated man who went from a log cabin the the White House over the course of his extraordinary life. #science #history #Lincoln #books #knowledgetv #bookstv #historytv #leadership #education #educationtv #ushistory #historybooks #psychology

   

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Five Things to Start Doing in 2013 | 1.Read at least one book a month for professional development. 2. Sleep more. 3. Join a charity board. 4.Ask for referrals. 5. Leave work at a reasonable time. #business #entrepreneurship #books #businessbooks #advice #living

   

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