• The Alchemist

    A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

    Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

    Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

    I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I’ve suddenly come up with the answers to all life’s questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I’ve done at measuring up to the values I myself have set.” —Sidney Poitier

    In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure—as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

    Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of self-worth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world. “In the kind of place where I grew up,” recalls Poitier, “what’s coming at you is the sound of the sea and the smell of the wind and momma’s voice and the voice of your dad and the craziness of your brothers and sisters…and that’s it.” Without television, radio, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, he could enjoy the simple things, endure the long commitments, and find true meaning in his life.

    Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates to who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition.

    Here is Poitier’s own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, price and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man in the face of limits—his own and the world’s. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier.

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  • How to Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People By Public Speaking – Paperback

    Dale Carnegie shows you how to:
    • Develop poise
    • Gain self-confidence
    • Improve your memory
    • Make your meaning clear
    • Begin and end a talk
    • Interest and charm your audience
    • Improve your diction
    • Win and argument without making enemies

    How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking also offers hundreds of practical and valuable tips on influencing the important people in your life: your friends, your customers, your business associates, your employers.

    The information in this book has been tested and used successfully by more than one million students in the world-famous Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations.

     

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  • The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking – Paperback

    Now streamlined and updated, the book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker–every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view:
    • Chairing or addressing a meeting
    • Convincing a purchasing committee that your product is best
    • Teaching a method or explaining a subject
    • Making a fund-raising speech
    • Accepting an award
    • Speaking at social gatherings
    Exchange self-consciousness for self-confidence. Learn how to persuade, to get action, to inform, to impress and convince, to entertain.
    Dale Carnegie’s easy-to-master five-step program will show you how to be a powerful, effective speaker.
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  • The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For?

    A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God’s amazing plan for you both here and now, and for eternity.

    Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life’s most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God’s purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and most important, prepare you for eternity.

    The Purpose Driven Life is a blueprint for Christian living in the 21st century—a lifestyle based on God’s eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using over 1,200 scriptural quotes and references, it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chambers, Rick Warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about.

    This is a book of hope and challenge that you will read and re-read, and it will be a classic treasured by generations to come.

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    The Leader In You – Paperback

    For nearly a century, the words and works of Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc., have translated into proven success—a claim verified by millions of satisfied graduates; a perpetual 3,000-plus enrollment roster per week; and book sales, including the mega-bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, totaling over thirty million copies.

    Now, in The Leader In You, coauthors Stuart R. Levine and Michael A. Crom apply the famed organization’s time-tested human relations principles to demonstrate how anyone, regardless of his or her job, can harness creativity and enthusiasm to work more productively.

    With insights from leading figures in the corporate, entertainment, sports, academic, and political arenas—and encompassing interviews and advice from such eminent authorities as Lee Iacocca and Margaret Thatcher—this comprehensive, step-by-step guide includes strategies to help you: identify your leadership strengths; achieve your goals and increase your self-confidence; eliminate an “us vs. them” mentality; become a team player and strengthen cooperation among associates; balance work and leisure; control your worries and energize your life; and much more!

    The most important investment you will ever make is in yourself—once you discover the key that unlocks The Leader In You.

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    How to Win Friends & Influence People – Paperback

    You can go after the job you want—and get it!

    You can take the job you have—and improve it!

    You can take any situation—and make it work for you!

    Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you:

    -Six ways to make people like you

    -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking

    -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment

    And much more!

    Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

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    Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter

    Everything from Beowulf to Brontë rewritten/ruined in twenty Tweets or less in Twitterature, the hilarious expression of every book-lovers’ fear of the digital age, by Alexander Acima and Emmett Rensin.

    From Oedipus: PARTY IN THEBES!!! Nobody cares I killed the old dude, plus this woman is all over me. Total MILF.

    From Paradise Lose: OH MY GOD I’M IN HELL.

    Perhaps you once asked yourself, ‘What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince his words, muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub?’
    No doubt such troubling questions would have been swiftly resolved were the Prince of Denmark a registered user on Twitter.com. This, in essence, is Twitterature.

    From Hamlet: WFT IS POLONIUS DOING BEHIND THE CURTAIN???

    Here you will find over sixty of the greatest works of western literature – from Beowulf to Brontë, from Kafka to Kerouac, and from Dostoevsky to Dickens – each distilled through the voice of Twitter to its purest, pithiest essence.

    Including a full glossary of online acronyms and Twitterary terms to aid the amateur, Twitterature provides everything you need to master the literature of the civilized world, while relieving you of the burdensome task of reading it.

    From Dante’s Inferno: I’m havin’ a midlife crisis. Lost in the woods. Shoulda brought by iPhone.

    ‘Hilarious’ Sunday Times

    ‘Wittily irreverent, scandalous, but sure to inspire a cult following’ Daily Mail

    ‘An irreverent, profane and sometimes brilliant collection’ Reuters

    ‘The trouble with Twitter is, I think, that too many twits might make a tw*t’ David Cameron

    ‘A tool to aid the digestion of great literature’ Guardian

    ‘This is exactly the kind of thing you’d expect University of Chicago students to come up with’ Professor W J T Mitchell

    Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin are undergraduates at the University of Chicago. Alexander’s journalism has appeared in The New York Times and New York Sun and Emmett is a contributor to the Huffington Post.

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    Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Hardcover

    The #1 international Bestseller

    In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.

    Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

    Lean In continues that conversation, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. Sandberg provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career. She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment, and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women both in the workplace and at home.

    Written with humor and wisdom, Lean In is a revelatory, inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to achieve their full potential.

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    Known and Unknown: A Memoir

    Like Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown pulls no punches.

    Few Americans have spent more time near the center of power than Donald Rumsfeld, whose widely commented-on memoir offers many previously undisclosed details about his service with four U.S. presidents.

    With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld’s memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld’s unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history: his experiences growing up during the Depression and World War II, his time as a Naval aviator; his service in Congress starting at age 30; his cabinet level positions in the Nixon and Ford White Houses; as CEO of two Fortune 500 companies, and as a special envoy to the Middle East for President Reagan.

    Rumsfeld addresses the challenges and controversies of his illustrious career, from the unseating of the entrenched House Republican leader in 1965, to helping the Ford administration steer the country away from Watergate and Vietnam, to bruising battles over transforming the military for the 21st century, to the war in Iraq, to confronting abuse at Abu Ghraib and allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay.

    Along the way, he offers his plainspoken, first-hand views and often humorous and surprising anecdotes about some of the world’s best known figures, from Margaret Thatcher to Saddam Hussein, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, from Elvis Presley to Dick Cheney, and each American president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush.

    Rumsfeld relies not only on his memory but also on previously unreleased and recently declassified documents. Thousands of pages of documents not yet seen by the public will be made available on an accompanying website.

    Known and Unknown delivers both a fascinating narrative for today’s readers and an unprecedented resource for tomorrow’s historians.

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  • Stories to Warm Your Heart

    “There is a wealth of knowledge in these stories. Whether you slouch on a sofa, or lie in your bed, reading these stories will refresh your mind as they warm your heart.” Matilda Amissah-Arthur (Mrs), Wife of the Vice President of Ghana

     

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  • Wisdom, Faith and a Song

    “This book is a life guide that will help you to make the most of every single day gifted to you by God. This is a must have and read book.” — Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi (Apostle), General Secretary, The Church of Pentecost

     

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