Book of Month

February 24, 2017

Be Proactive Be Employed: Strategies to get hired in 2017


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Are you feeling kind of concerned about not knowing the modern rules of getting a job? Not quite sure where the economy is going? Hoping for a better job, but not quite sure how to get it? Are you a recent college grad not sure how to get that first “real” job? Have you been laid off from your factory? Are you returning from a stint abroad? Looking to join the workforce after a prolonged hiatus?

Be Proactive Be Employed: Strategies to get hired in 2017 is a book designed to help readers understand the fundamentals of getting a job today. It provides information about the proper mindset you should adopt, information about employers, practical tactics to get employed, interview rules of thumb, future work trends that are sure to affect you, as well as other useful information.

A 3-page sample of the book can be found at this link: https://beproactive2017sample.wordpress.com/

The author holds degrees in Political Science, Accounting, and holds an MBA in Finance.



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February 24, 2017

Brave Companions: Portraits In History


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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition.

Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America.

Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.
$10.11
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February 24, 2017

Crafting: 365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days (Crafting Books, Crafts, DIY Crafts, Hobbies and Crafts, How to Craft Projects, Handmade, Holiday Christmas Crafting Ideas)


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Crafting


365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days


SPECIAL BONUS: Over 45 Additional Simple Crafting Patterns for Your Holiday at the back of this book.

Did you run out of fun crafting projects to work on? Well, if you loved the projects from “365 Craft Projects for 365 Days”, here are 45 bonus projects for you to have even more fun with. You will find everything from simple projects for kids to easy sewing projects, jewelry projects, home décor items, and a whole lot more. Let’s get crafting!

Special Bonus: In addition to the “365 Days of Crafting: 365 Crafting Patterns for 365 Days” e-book, we are also giving you an additional 45-pattern mini-book as the special bonus for your holiday. This means that you will be well into the next year, and still have plenty of projects to work on.


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February 24, 2017

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era


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The basis for a major documentary, two leading experts sound an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so we can equip students for the realities of the twenty-first-century economy. “If you read one book about education this decade, make it this one” (Adam Braun, bestselling author and founder of Pencils of Promise).

Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the “right” colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people really need to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Now bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. Their powerful, urgent message identifies the growing gap between credentials and competence—and offers a framework for change.

Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today’s economy. “In this excellent book...Wagner and Dintersmith argue...that success and happiness will depend increasingly on having the ability to innovate” (Chicago Tribune), and this crucial guide offers policymakers and opinion leaders a roadmap for getting the best for our future entrepreneurs.
$11.55
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