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Hachette Books

Death in the Air

Kate Winkler Dawson
Authors:
Kate Winkler Dawson

London in 1952 was a still recovering from the devastation wrought by World War II: rationing was still in effect, rates of crime and unemployment were high, and the national economy was in shambles. In an effort to repay its massive war debt, the British government was selling its clean-burning coal to America, and Londoners were forced to make do with the cheap brown coal. That winter, as the weather turned bitter, buses, trucks and automobiles, and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a sulfurous type of smog that held the city hostage for five long days. Mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and some 12,000 people, many of them elderly or ill, died. What would later be called the Great Smog of 1952 remains one of the greatest environmental disasters of all time. That same December, there was another killer at large in London. John Reginald Christie murdered at least seven women in his flat in Notting Hill--luring women to his home with the promise of a home remedy for bronchitis, instructing his victims to inhale carbon-monoxide laden coal gas until they passed out. He then raped and strangled them, burying two in the garden, stashing several more in a papered-over kitchen alcove, and his wife of 34 years beneath the floorboards of their parlor. The arrest of the "Beast of Rillington Place" caused a media frenzy; moreover, Christie's role in sending an innocent man to the gallows was the impetus for the abolition of the death penalty in the UK. The smog, meanwhile, was slow to be implicated. Indeed, the British government did their level best to disavow any connection between the death rate and the air quality, blaming the sudden spike in deaths on fictitious flu epidemic. Eventually, however, the media and one crusading Member of Parliament launched a fight that would be the beginning of the global clean air movement. The Clean Air Act of 1956 was a direct result of the Great Smog, and that legislation provided a model for the rest of the world, including the U.S.In a braided narrative that draws on extensive interviews, never-before published material and archival research, Kate Winkler Dawson captivatingly recounts the intersecting stories of the these two killers and their crimes.

Piatkus

Maybe It's You

Lauren Handel Zander
Authors:
Lauren Handel Zander
Piatkus

Mumboss

Vicki Psarias
Authors:
Vicki Psarias
PublicAffairs

The Smartest Places on Earth

Antoine van Agtmael, Fred Bakker
Authors:
Antoine van Agtmael, Fred Bakker

Antoine van Agtmael coined the term "emerging markets" and built a career and a multibillion-dollar investing firm centered on these surging economies that would, over time, supplant the West as engines of wealth and prosperity. The trend held for decades, but a few years ago van Agtmael and Alfred Bakker, a renowned European journalist, began seeing signs that the tide might be turning. For example, during a visit to an enormously successful chip company in Taiwan, the company's leaders told them that their American competitors were now eating their lunch. And Taiwan was not the only place giving them this message.Thus began a remarkable two-year journey to reassess the conventional wisdom that the United States and Europe are yesterday's story and to determine whether there something profound is happening that points the way to the creation of the next economy. In The Smartest Places on Earth, van Agtmael and Bakker present a truly hopeful and inspiring investigation into the emerging sources of a new era of competitiveness for America and Europe that are coming from unlikely places--those cities and areas once known as "rustbelts" that have, from an economic perspective, been written off. Take Akron, Ohio, whose economy for decades was dependent on industries such as tire manufacturing, a product now made cheaply elsewhere. In Akron and other such communities, a combination of forces--including visionary thinkers, government initiatives, start-ups making real products, and even big corporations--have succeeded in creating what van Agtmael and Bakker call a "brainbelt." These brainbelts depend on a collaborative work style that is unique to the societies and culture of America and Europe, since they involve levels of trust and freedom of thinking that can't be replicated elsewhere. They are producing products and technologies that are transforming industries such as vehicles and transportation, farming and food production, medical devices and health care.For several decades, American and European industry focused on cost by outsourcing production to those emerging markets that can make things cheaper. The tide has now turned toward being smart, as van Agtmael and Bakker report, and the next emerging market, may, in fact, be the West.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

Becoming Kareem

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
Authors:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
PublicAffairs

The Mosaic Principle

Nick Lovegrove
Authors:
Nick Lovegrove
Piatkus

Single-Minded

Claude Littner
Authors:
Claude Littner

Claude Littner is known as the mercilessly tough interviewer on TV's The Apprentice. Few candidates have risen to his standards of honesty, hard work and determination - qualities he has also expected of himself throughout his varied career.SINGLE-MINDED recounts the key moments of Littner's life in business, starting with his dismal record as the pupil condemned to the back of the class at his French-speaking school in west London and finishing with his experiences of grilling candidates on The Apprentice. Whether it be his time as Chairman of Amstrad International; Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur; turning around a multi-billion-dollar global oil services business or the fact that he started his first business on his own and made a success of it, he shares the lessons learned from working hard, finding what you're good at and squeezing everything out of an opportunity.Littner's single-mindedness has seen him through difficult corporate turnarounds, public criticism in the media, being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and given six months to live, and numerous other challenges. His story will inspire anyone starting out and wanting to learn from the good decisions as well as the mistakes, The Apprentice fans intrigued by the man behind the frosty demeanour and those who think they have what it takes to ace one of Littner's blood-curdling interviews.

Robinson

Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts

Stephen Bloomfield
Authors:
Stephen Bloomfield
New Harbinger

The Heart of the Fight

Judith Wright
Authors:
Judith Wright

In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, "What are we really fighting about?" Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don't happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright-two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well-present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights.In this unique guide, you'll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You'll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including"the blame game," "dueling over dollars," "If you really loved me, you'd...," "told-you-so's," and more.If you're ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

Robinson

Doing Business in the Middle East

Donna Marsh
Authors:
Donna Marsh

This book is necessary reading for all professionals working in the Middle East and North Africa, it includes: the practical impact of Islam on business; safety and security in the region; business etiquette; political and social do's and don'ts and the practicalities of doing business - from the initial visit to establishing productive working relationships, including opening an office in the region. It also focuses on issues of particular importance to all businesswomen, and for men who might be working with Arab and Muslim women.

Piatkus

Post-Romantic Stress Disorder

John Bradshaw
Authors:
John Bradshaw
Non-Duality Press

The Best Thing That Never Happened

Joey Lott
Authors:
Joey Lott

"Just a few years ago I spent my days lying on a moldy mattress praying for death or an end to suffering, whichever came first." Joey Lott suffered for decades from extreme anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, eating disorders... and spiritual seeking. And then, nearing the brink of death he stumbled upon something miraculous: the freedom he had long sought was to be found in the very experiences he had tried so desperately to avoid. This is a profound book-but with a lightness of touch that makes it reader-friendly. Part memoir, part take-no-prisoners immediacy, The Best Thing that Never Happened offers a unique and refreshing message-that you cannot be other than yourself. With the repeated instructions to meet what is already present, including what you most want to avoid, the author points you to the radical discovery of true freedom which is available for each of us in this very moment.

Piatkus

Spiritual Wisdom

Claire Montanaro
Authors:
Claire Montanaro
Basic Books

Uncontrolled

Jim Manzi
Authors:
Jim Manzi
How To Books

Doing Business In The New Iraq

Donna Marsh
Authors:
Donna Marsh

Iraq, with its educated, sophisticated and relatively wealthy population, has been effectively off limits to most outsiders for the past 30 years. However, with the scaling down of violent activity and the establishment of a new, albeit fragile government, many multinational companies are giving serious consideration to setting up a presence in this market. This book provides cultural and business intelligence for all organisations who are considering doing business in Iraq. All of the practical issues of working in this exciting yet challenging environment are addressed, from safety issues to establishing reliable business partners, and including thoughts about the future. It includes: - A brief overview of Iraq - geography, demographics, structure, economy,weather - Religious demographics in Iraq, and their effect on business and other practicalities - Travelling to Iraq - practical and regional considerations - How to communicate effectively in Iraq - Getting down to business and achieving business goals - The impact of globalisation in Iraq and throughout the greater Middle East.Introduction; 1. The republic of Iraq; 2. Religion and business; 3. Assessing safety and risk; 4. Preparations for travelling to Iraqi Kurdistan; 5. Preparations for travelling to the Republic of Iraq; 6. Preparation for doing business in Iraq; 7. Business etiquette and taboos; 8. Communicating in Iraq; 9. Ready for business; 10. Achieving business goals; 11. The next steps; 12. The future; 13. Managing culture shock; Basic Arabic and Kurdish courtesies, words and phrases; Website; Index; About the author.

Piatkus

Growing Your Inner Light

Lara Owen
Authors:
Lara Owen
Piatkus

The Spiritual Healing Handbook

Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo
Authors:
Jack Angelo, Jan Angelo

THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK is the ideal companion to Jack Angelo's bestselling instructional book Your Healing Power. Drawing on their healing work and teaching experiences, Jack and Jan Angelo provide much-needed, step-by-step advice and guidance on the spiritual aspect of healing. * Explains the basics of spiritual healing * Provides step-by-step exercises to help you to develop more powerful and rewarding healing techniques * Gives guidance on how breathing, meditation, the etheric body, chakras, intuition and psychic awareness will help you channel healing energies * Includes advice on self-healing and working as a healer.Based on the extensive experience of two highly regarded healers and teachers, THE SPIRITUAL HEALING HANDBOOK will help you to achieve a new level of insight and understanding.

Piatkus

Working With Your Soul

Ruth White
Authors:
Ruth White

Working with Your Soul is an inspiring and uplifting new book for anyone who is seeking a deeper and higher context for their life. Using case histories from her rich experience as counsellor, psychotherapist and spiritual consultant, bestselling author Ruth White seeks to define both soul and spirit. She demonstrates how life itself can be seen as guidance from our souls, whether by the gifts it holds for us, or the actual and metaphoric 'knocks on the head' and 'kicks from behind' that challenge our direction and our creative relationship to living. Working with Your Soul is a book for those who long to know more about the intentions of their souls for this present lifetime, to define their life purpose and to be guided more clearly about the meaning and lessons of life. In it, you will explore the following: What is soul and what choices does it make? How can I decode the messages from my soul? Evolution and karma; Being an ambassador for the soul's purpose; Soul contracts and how to change, modify, or re-negotiate them. Packed with practical exercises to help you work with your soul, this is an essential and much-needed book for our times.

Clare Montanaro

Claire Montanaro had a full and successful corporate career, before setting up her own specialist consultancy, Inlumino Global, 13 years ago. Claire herself works as a spiritual teacher, counsellor, channel and lecturer throughout the world.

Lauren Handel Zander

Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. As Co-Founder and Chairman of Handel Group, an international corporate consulting and private coaching company, she has coached countless private clients: professors, politicians, award-winning artists, and Fortune 500 CEOs. The Handel Method has been taught at MIT, Stanford University, NYU, and in the New York City Public School System. Lauren has also led seminars and conferences all over the world and has contributed to The New York Times, Forbes, Self, Women's Health, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, and The Huffington Post.