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    • The power of noticing : what the best leaders see
      The power of noticing : what the best leaders see
      Max H. Bazerman.
      Using many of the same case studies and thought experiments designed in his executive MBA classes, Bazerman challenges listeners to explore their cognitive blind spots, identify any salient details they are programmed to miss, and then take steps to ensure it won't happen again.
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    • The map thief [sound recording] : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps
      The map thief [sound recording] : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps
      Michael Blanding.
      Once considered a respectable antique map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief, until he was finally arrested. The author delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. Blanding has interviewed all the key players in a stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to highly coveted objects.
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    • The world according to Bob [sound recording] : the further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat
      The world according to Bob [sound recording] : the further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat
      James Bowen.
      James Bowen and his faithful feline companion return. James and Bob have been on a remarkable journey together, from both living rough on the streets through to their first steps back into the real world. James still looks unsteadily into the future, but with Bob's guidance, friendship and loyalty, together the pair are happy. This book shows how Bob continues to be James' protector and guardian angel through tough times.
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    • New life, no instructions [sound recording] : a memoir
      New life, no instructions [sound recording] : a memoir
      Gail Caldwell.
      The Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let's Take the Long Way Home now gives a stunning, exquisitely written memoir about a dramatic turning point in her life, which unexpectedly opened up a world of understanding, possibility, and connection. Gail Caldwell's memoir is about the surprising way life can begin again, at any age.
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    • Move on : [sound recording] when Mercy meets your mess
      Move on : [sound recording] when Mercy meets your mess
      Vicki Courtney.
      The author helps listeners come clean with their muddy messes, revealing the deeper issues they must face, including: Christian snobbery; struggles and broken dreams; the past; shame; legalism; the need for approval; idols; fickle faith. Once the messes are faced, God, with his sweet mercy, can help listeners to get real, deal, and truly move on.
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    • The Garner files [sound recording] : a memoir
      The Garner files [sound recording] : a memoir
      James Garner and Jon Winokur
      The revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal--and proud of it," and much more.
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    • Team of rivals [sound recording] : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
      Team of rivals [sound recording] : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln
      Doris Kearns Goodwin.
      The acclaimed historian Doris Keans Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in a highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.
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    • The first family detail [sound recording] : [Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents]
      The first family detail [sound recording] : [Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents]
      Ronald Kessler.
      Since publication of his bestselling book In the President's Secret Service, investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. Now, Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories about our nation's leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on First Ladies, their children, and their relationships with the presidents. From observing reckless behavior that threatens the country's safety, to escorting presidential mistresses, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.--From publisher description.
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    • Break out! : 5 ways to go beyond your barriers and live an extraordinary life
      Break out! : 5 ways to go beyond your barriers and live an extraordinary life
      by Joel Osteen.
      We were not created to just get by with average, unrewarding or unfulfilling lives. God created us to leave our marks on our generations. Every person has seeds of greatness planted within by the Creator. When life weighs upon us, pushing us down, limiting our thinking, labeling us in negative ways, we have what it takes to overcome and rise above into the fullness of our destinies. In his dynamic, inspiring and faith building new book, BREAK OUT: Five Ways To Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life, best selling author Joel Osteen provides practical steps and encouragement for creating a life without limitations. This book will help readers break out and break free so they can believe bigger, increase their productivity, improve their relationships and accomplish their dreams.
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    • Change your brain change your life before 25 : change your developing mind for real-world success
      Change your brain change your life before 25 : change your developing mind for real-world success
      Jesse Payne, Ed. D.
      An owner's manual specifically written for the developing brain, packed with interesting information, relatable stories and easy-to-follow brain prescriptions and enhancement strategies. Its step-by-step instructions are tailored to optimize brain power while minimizing brain interference. The goal is to show listeners how to unlock the miraculous potential of the developing brain and rewire the young mind for a lifetime of real world success.
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    • Do fathers matter : what science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked
      Do fathers matter : what science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked
      Paul Raeburn.
      Raeburn takes listeners through the various stages of fatherhood. He reveals the profound physiological connections between children and fathers, from conception through adolescence, and into adulthood. In the process, he challenges the legacy of Freud and mainstream views of parental attachment, and also explains how to become better parents.
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    • The way forward : renewing the American dream
      The way forward : renewing the American dream
      Paul Ryan
      Challenging conventional thinking, outlining Ryan's political vision for 2014 and beyond, and showing how essential conservatism is for the future of the nation. Beginning with a careful analysis of the 2012 election, including a look at the challenge the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters and the prevalence of identity politics, Ryan examines the state of the Republican party and dissects its challenges going forward.
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    • Deliver us from evil
      Deliver us from evil
      Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool.
      NYPD veteran Ralph Sarchie discloses his investigations into incredible true crimes and inhumane evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.
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    • The fundamentals of business etiquette [sound recording]
      The fundamentals of business etiquette [sound recording]
      by Professor Robert A. Shutt.
      Professor Shutt examines etiquette in situations such as the business dinner and the job interview. He shows how etiquette functions in the workplace and discusses such features as electronic communications and sales etiquette as well as providing commentary on the history of etiquette.
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    • What the most successful people do before breakfast [sound recording] : and two other short guides to achieving more at work and at home
      What the most successful people do before breakfast [sound recording] : and two other short guides to achieving more at work and at home
      Laura Vanderkam.
      Combination of the author's three admired audiobooks into one all-inclusive manual. Instructs listeners how to build behaviors that guide to more productive, happier lives. With interviews and stories, the author tells listeners: What the most successful people do before breakfast; what the most successful people do on the weekend; and what the most successful people do at work.
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    • Carsick [sound recording] : John Waters hitchhikes across America
      Carsick [sound recording] : John Waters hitchhikes across America
      John Waters.
      John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?
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