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              The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917
                

              The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917 (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Zelikow, Philip

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              During a pivotal few months in the middle of the First World War all sides-Germany, Britain, and America-believed the war could be concluded. Peace at the end of 1916 would have saved millions of lives and changed the course of history utterly. Two years into the most terrible co...nflict the world had ever known, the warring powers faced a crisis. There were no good military options. Money, men, and supplies were running short on all sides. The German chancellor secretly sought President Woodrow Wilson's mediation to end the war, just as British ministers and France's president also concluded that the time was right. The Road Less Traveled describes how tantalizingly close these far-sighted statesmen came to ending the war, saving millions of lives, and avoiding the total war that dimmed hopes for a better world. Theirs was a secret battle that is only now becoming fully understood, a story of civic courage, awful responsibility, and how some leaders rose to the occasion while others shrank from it or chased other ambitions. Peace is on the floor waiting to be picked up! pleaded the German ambassador to the United States. This book explains both the strategies and fumbles of people facing a great crossroads of history. The Road Less Traveled reveals one of the last great mysteries of the Great War: that it simply never should have lasted so long or cost so much. span
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              ISBN 9781549110481
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              Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad
                

              Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Wrong, Michela

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              A powerful investigation into a grisly killing that leads to an unravelling of the benign image of Rwanda, a country showered with Western aid while its leaders began a bloody killing spree of their political opponents. In the late 1980s four driven young men helped establish a r...evolutionary movement which wrested Rwanda from the clutches of a genocidal regime. Their rebel group liberated the country and brought development to a previously impoverished land, widely lauded today as the Switzerland of Africa. Or at least, that's what is supposed to have happened. In fact, as Michela Wrong reveals in intimate detail, the Rwanda story went off the rails almost immediately. The rebel movement's charismatic leader was killed, possibly by his own deputies, his murder concealed. The guerrilla group - which may well have triggered the genocide it claims to have brought to an end -- was taken over by the most ruthless and cold-blooded of the four, who made revenge a signature of his rule. Brushing aside friendships going back to school days, he has ruthlessly pursued his former comrades-in-arms, even into exile. The price of dissent is death. Do Not Disturb is an unflinching portrait of a regime dependent on violence, intimidation and surveillance. It will change the way you understand the story of Africa's Great Lakes region, and the rest of the world's often misguided support for President Paul Kagame.
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              The Secret Lives of Customers: A Detective Story about Solving the Mystery of Customer Behavior
                

              The Secret Lives of Customers: A Detective Story about Solving the Mystery of Customer Behavior (Audio CD / Audio)

              Prologue by Duncan, David S.; Read by Kidd, Terrence

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              A detective story that delivers key insights for any businessperson asking the questions: who really are our customers, why do we lose them, how do we regain them? Customers can be a mystery. Despite the availability of more data than ever before, everyone, from the CEO to salesp...eople in the field, struggles to understand who their customers really are, what they want, why they lose them, and how to regain them. To solve this challenge, start by thinking like a market detective. David Scott Duncan shows how in his entertaining and instructive tale of Tazza, a fictional regional chain of Boston-based cafes trying to go big time. The only problem is that sales are declining at several key stores and they can't figure out why. The cast of characters include Cate Forrest, Tazza's CEO, Alex Baker, a market detective, Jordan Sims, a young computer whiz at Tazza, and Ed Amato, the mayor of Tazza--their most loyal customer--who has stopped visiting their stores. Through their investigation, the team discovers why the mayor has fired Tazza, a revelation that leads to the a-ha moment that enables the company to get its ship in order. The key lesson of the Tazza story is a simple, powerful idea that upends how most businesses view their customers. Customers have jobs to be done. They hire companies to solve these jobs and fire them when unhappy. Duncan's fresh way of thinking about how to understand your customers provides an innovative path for solving whatever market mysteries you face.
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              The Perfect Police State Lib/E: An Undercover Odyssey Into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future
                

              The Perfect Police State Lib/E: An Undercover Odyssey Into China's Terrifying Surveillance Dystopia of the Future (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Cain, Geoffrey; Read by Chin, Feodor

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              An in-depth, on-the ground view of how Chinese officials have co-opted technology, infrastructure and the minds of their people to establish the definitive police state. When blocked from facts and truth, and constantly under surveillance, most citizens cannot discern between ene...my and friend and don't have the information they need to challenge the government. Society quickly breaks down. Friends betray each other, bosses snitch on employees, teachers rat on their students, and children turn on their parents. Everyone must turn to their government for protection. even if the government is not their true protector. This is the Perfect Police State, and China has created one. In The Perfect Police State Geoffrey Cain, an Asia-based reporter, recounts his travels and investigations into the multifaceted and comprehensive surveillance network in the Western Chinese province of Xinjiang. Drawing on first-hand testimony, and one citizen's tumultuous life and escape from Xinjiang, Cain describes the emergence of China's tech surveillance giants, and the implications for our global order, in an age of Covid-19 and police brutality protests. What results is a vivid and haunting investigation into how China established an effective and enduring technological dystopia.
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              ISBN 9781549139031
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              Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients
                

              Uncaring: How the Culture of Medicine Kills Doctors and Patients (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Pearl, Robert; Read by Fouhey, James

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              Doctors are taught how to cure people. But they don't always know how to care for them. Hardly anyone is happy with American health care these days. Patients are getting sicker and going bankrupt from medical bills. Doctors are burning out and making dangerous mistakes. Both part...ies blame our nation's outdated and dysfunctional health-care system. But that's only part of the problem. In this important and timely book, Dr. Robert Pearl shines a light on the unseen and often toxic culture of medicine. Today's physicians have a surprising disdain for technology, an unhealthy obsession with status, and an increasingly complicated relationship with their patients. All of this can be traced back to their earliest experiences in medical school, where doctors inherit a set of norms, beliefs, and expectations that shape almost every decision they make, with profound consequences for the rest of us. Uncaring draws an original and revealing portrait of what it's actually like to be a doctor. It illuminates the complex and intimidating world of medicine for readers, and in the end offers a clear plan to save American health care.
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              ISBN 9781549138133
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              Awakening: #Metoo and the Global Fight for Women's Rights
                

              Awakening: #Metoo and the Global Fight for Women's Rights (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Stone, Meighan; Vogelstein, Rachel; Kay, Cindy

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              Bringing together political analysis and powerful storytelling from some of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, Awakening chronicles the remarkable global impact of the #MeToo movement.Since 2017, millions have joined the global movement known as #MeToo, catalyz...ing an unprecedented wave of women's activism and powered by technology that reaches across borders, races, religions, and economic divides. Today, women in more than 100 countries are using the hashtag to fight the violence and discrimination they face--and winning. What started as an online campaign against sexual harassment has triggered the most widespread cultural reckoning on women's rights in history, with global implications for women's participation in the economy, politics, and across social and cultural life. Awakening: #MeToo & the Global Fight for Women's Rights is the first book to capture the global impact of this breakthrough movement. Bringing together political analysis and powerful storytelling from seven countries--Brazil, China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sweden, and Tunisia--Awakening takes readers to the front lines of a networked movement that's fundamentally shifting how women organize for their own equality.
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              ISBN 9781549165757
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              Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
               

              Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Henderson, Rebecca; Read by Clare, Lucinda

              A renowned Harvard professor debunks prevailing orthodoxy with a new intellectual foundation and a practical pathway forward for a system that has lost its moral and ethical foundation.Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions and the greatest source of pros...perity the world has ever seen. But this success has been costly. Capitalism is on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society as wealth rushes to the top. The time for action is running short.Rebecca Henderson's rigorous research in economics, psychology, and organizational behavior, as well as her many years of work with companies around the world, gives us a path forward. She debunks the worldview that the only purpose of business is to make money and maximize shareholder value. She shows that we have failed to reimagine capitalism so that it is not only an engine of prosperity but also a system that is in harmony with environmental realities, striving for social justice and the demands of truly democratic institutions. Henderson's deep understanding of how change takes place, combined with fascinating in-depth stories of companies that have made the first steps towards reimagining capitalism, provides inspiring insight into what capitalism can be. With rich discussions of how the worlds of finance, governance, and leadership must also evolve, Henderson provides the pragmatic foundation for navigating a world faced with unprecedented challenge, but also with extraordinary opportunity for those who can get it right.
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              ISBN 9781549131929
              Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
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              Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action
                

              Ending Parkinson's Disease: A Prescription for Action (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Dorsey, Ray; Sherer, Todd; Okun, Michael S.; Bloem, Bastiaan; Read by Hyde-White, Alex

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              Four top experts provide a plan to help prevent the Parkinson's pandemic, improve care and treatment, and end the silence associated with this devastating disease Brain diseases are now the world's leading source of disability. The fastest growing of these is Parkinson's: the num...ber of people with Parkinson's doubled to over 6 million over the last 25 years and is projected to double again by 2040. Harmful pesticides known to cause Parkinson's proliferate, many people remain undiagnosed and untreated, research funding stagnates, and the most effective treatment is now a half century old. In Ending Parkinson's Disease, four leading doctors and advocates offer a bold but actionable pact to prevent, advocate for, care for, and treat one of the great health challenges of our time. This is a critical guide for anyone who has or could be touched by this disease.
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              The Devil Never Sleeps: Managing Disasters in an Age of Catastrophes
                 

              The Devil Never Sleeps: Managing Disasters in an Age of Catastrophes (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Kayyem, Juliette

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              A brilliant new way to understand how to cope with a crisis in five crucial phases before and after the boom, from a highly visible and expert public servant and media commentator.If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the unexpected happens and that everyone-- from the gover...nment, to institutions, corporations and businesses, and individual homes and families--must be actively involved in dealing with it. In The Devil Never Sleeps, Juliette Kayyem lays the groundwork for a new approach to dealing with disaster--before it hits. Laying out the basic themes of crisis management Kayyem guides the reader through seven steps to take in anticipation of the devil's inevitable return, highlighting the leadership deficiencies we need to overcome and forward thinking we need to harness. Filled with personal anecdotes, and real life examples from Hurricane Katrina to Boeing and even how Beyonce had to manage the failure of the lights during the halftime show at the Suoperbowl, The Devil Never Sleeps is an guide for government, organizations and individuals on how to alter our thinking and develop effective strategies in the face of perpetual catastrophe. Above all Kayyem reminds us that we habitually focus too much on the last disaster. We've no sooner rebuilt the levees to prevent against too much water than we are discovering we cannot fight forest fires because there is too little. The next crisis is always different, that's why it's a crisis. And that's why we need this book.
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              ISBN 9781668609026
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              Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together
                

              Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide to Getting Your Sh*t Together (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Aries, Emilie

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              In this candid, refreshing guide for young women to take with us as we run the world, Emilie Aries shows you how to own your power, know your worth, and design your career and life accordingly. Young women today face an uncertain job market, the pressure to ascend at all costs, a...nd a fear of burning out. But the landscape is changing, and women are taking an assertive role in shaping our careers and lives, while investing more and more in our community of support. Bossed Up teaches you how to: Break out of the martyrdom mindset, and cultivate your Boss Identity by getting clear on what you really want for your career and life without apology;Hone the self-advocacy skills necessary for success;Understand the differences between being assertive (which is part of being a leader) and being aggressive (which is more like being a bully) - and how that clarity can transform your trajectory;Beat burnout by identifying how the warning signs may be showing up in your life and how to prioritize bringing more rest, purpose, agency, and community to your day-to-day life;Unpack the steps to cultivating something more than just confidence; a boss identity, which will establish your ability to be the boss of your life no matter what comes your way.Drawing from timely research, and with personal stories, and spotlights on a diverse group of women from the Bossed Up community, this book will show you how to craft a happy, healthy, and sustainable career path you'll love
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              ISBN 9781549125232
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