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In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Gary J. Byrne
Publisher: Center Street
Release: 2016-06-28
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455568888

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Offers a way for executives to immunize themselves and their companies against financial breakdowns that can happen to even the most prominent organizations, in a book that draws from real-life examples to show how corporate strategy must shift to deal with globalization and all the standards that come with it.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Peter Firestein
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release: 2009
File: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 1402762461

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In this wake-up call to action, author and businessman, Patrick Walsh, speaks powerfully, relentlessly and inclusively to the hearts, minds and fears of all Americans of every race, gender and orientation, about the social, political and moral crises we face today and identifies the real solutions and changes we must embrace to safeguard our families, ourselves and our country. These are uncomfortable truths to be sure, but social, political and economic truths which Americans need to hear in order to pull together as a people, remove the blinders and shake off the political and social malaise which keeps our feet firmly stuck in the mud; mud which we have created for ourselves and which our politicians and our media rely on to perpetuate their status quo, while we keep ourselves bound in an endless cycle of teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing disillusionment, economic disasters and educational and spiritual decline. In this book there is no subject too sensitive to tackle. Liberal or conservative, man or woman, black or white, straight or gay, if we are disturbed by what we see in our political leadership today, and by what we see in our schools, media, families and society, the responsibility is ours to effect positive change, together.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Patrick F. Walsh
Publisher: Patrick Walsh
Release: 2014-12-23
File: 296 Pages
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At a time when the chasm between academic scholarship and theological reflection seems to be widening, both the academic guild and the church share in common an uncertainty over how to study and appropriate the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. On the one hand, mainline denominations have for the most part avoided the books of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes in their preaching and educational curriculum. Biblical scholars, on the other hand, have labored hard to identify the theological significance and thematic center of the wisdom literature, but without much consensus. In Character in Crisis, William P. Brown helps to break the impasse by demonstrating that the aim of the Bible's wisdom literature is the formation of moral character - both for individuals and for the community. Brown traces the theme of moral identity and conduct throughout the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, with a concluding reflection on the Epistle of James in the New Testament, and explores a range of issues that includes literary characterization, moral discourse, worldview, and the theology of the ancient sages. He examines the ways in which central characters such as God, wisdom, and human beings are profiled in the wisdom books and shows how their characterizations impart ethical meaning to the reading community, both ancient and modern.

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Genre: Religion
Author: William P. Brown
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 1996-02-29
File: 179 Pages
ISBN-13: 080284135X

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Offers a way for executives to immunize themselves and their companies against financial breakdowns that can happen to even the most prominent organizations, in a book that draws from real-life examples to show how corporate strategy must shift to deal with globalization and all the standards that come with it.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Peter Firestein
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release: 2009
File: 292 Pages
ISBN-13: 1402762461

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Including contributions from sixty international authors, this book examines emergency responses to environmental dangers such as chemical fires, hazardous material and oil spills, nuclear reactor accidents, and earthquakes, and crises in the environment, global public service, and politics. It covers a wide range of international issues and topics, using various analyses, including critical, descriptive, empirical, quantitative, and normative methods. The book discusses approaches to natural disasters, resolutions to cultural, religious, and political tensions, terrorism and the potential use of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons, the role of crisis public relations, and more.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Ali Farazmand
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2001-06-22
File: 788 Pages
ISBN-13: 1420002457

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Author: John Foster
Publisher: Lulu.com
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ISBN-13: 9780359761708

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A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER “Five gritty leaders whose extraordinary passion and perseverance changed history…a gripping read on a timeless and timely topic” —Angela Duckworth, #1 bestselling author of Grit An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights, Forged in Crisis, by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, spotlights five masters of crisis: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson. What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their extraordinary stories continue to amaze and inspire? In delivering the answers to those questions, Nancy Koehn offers a remarkable template by which to judge those in our own time to whom the public has given its trust. She begins each of the book’s five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe; Lincoln on the verge of seeing the Union collapse; escaped slave Douglass facing possible capture; Bonhoeffer agonizing over how to counter absolute evil with faith; Carson racing against the cancer ravaging her in a bid to save the planet. The narrative then reaches back to each person’s childhood and shows the individual growing—step by step—into the person he or she will ultimately become. Significantly, as we follow each leader’s against-all-odds journey, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made. In a book dense with epiphanies, the most galvanizing one may be that the power to lead courageously resides in each of us. Whether it’s read as a repository of great insight or as exceptionally rendered human drama, Forged in Crisis stands as a towering achievement.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Nancy Koehn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2017-10-03
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501174469

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We are in the midst of a global refugee crisis. Sixty five million people are fleeing for their lives. The choices are urgent, not just for them but for all of us. What can we possibly do to help? With compassion and clarity, David Miliband shows why we should care and how we can make a difference. He takes us from war zones in the Middle East to peaceful suburbs in America to explain the crisis and show what can be done, not just by governments with the power to change policy but by citizens with the urge to change lives. His innovative and practical call to action shows that the crisis need not overwhelm us. Miliband says this is a fight to uphold the best of human nature in the face of rhetoric and policy that humor the worst. He defends the international order built by western leaders out of the ashes of World War II, but says now is the time for reform. Describing his family story and drawing revealing lessons from his life in politics, David Miliband shows that if we fail refugees, then we betray our own history, values, and interests. The message is simple: rescue refugees and we rescue ourselves.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: David Miliband
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2017-11-14
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501154409

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Wisdom's Wonder offers a fresh reading of the Hebrew Bible's wisdom literature with a unique emphasis on "wonder" as the framework for understanding biblical wisdom. William Brown argues that wonder effectively integrates biblical wisdom's emphasis on character formation and its outlook on creation, breaking an impasse that has plagued recent wisdom studies. Drawing on various disciplines, from philosophy to neuroscience, Brown discovers new distinctions and connections in Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Each book is studied in terms of its view of moral character and creation, as well as in terms of the social or intellectual crisis each book identifies. Most general treatments of the wisdom literature spend too much time on issues of genre, poetry, and social context at the neglect of discussing the intellectual and emotional power of the wisdom corpus. Brown argues that the real power of the wisdom corpus lies in its capacity to evoke the reader's sense of wonder. An extensive revision and expansion of Brown's Character in Crisis (Eerdmans, 1996), this book demonstrates that the wisdom books are much more than simply advice literature: with wonder as the foundation for understanding, Brown maintains that wisdom is a process with transformation of the self as the goal.

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Genre: Religion
Author: William P. Brown
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2014-03-11
File: 220 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802867933

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