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The Velvet Hammer: PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don't Golf
The Velvet Hammer: PowHERful Leadership Lessons for Women Who Don't Golf
by Elaine Allison
Edition: Paperback
18 used & new from CDN$ 0.17

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For any woman with supervisory or management responsibility, March 18 2006
The Velvet Hammer: Powerful Leadership Lessons For Woman Who Don't Golf by international speaker and leader/management expert Elaine Allison clearly lays out for women just how they can be effective with leadership and management responsibilities in the corporate world. Readers will learn what brains, hormones and cultural expectations have to do with being a woman of supervisory responsibilities; how to handle professional jealousy and overseeing the work of friends; gaining the respect of more knowledgeable and experienced superiors or subordinates; handling discipline and mediating conflict; setting effective goals for work teams, and so much more. The Velvet Hammer should be considered "must reading" for any woman faced with supervisory or management responsibilities in a business setting.

The Siberian Husky: Live the Adventure
The Siberian Husky: Live the Adventure
by Margaret Koehler
Edition: Paperback
5 used & new from CDN$ 125.62

5.0 out of 5 stars A recommended informational and instructional guide, July 17 2004
Expertly written by sled dog racer and Siberian Husky breeder Margaret A. Koehler (who has earned Best of Breed at a national speciality and the internationally famous Westminster Kennel Club), The Siberian Husky: Live The Adventure is a very highly recommended informational and instructional guide to everything anyone would want to know about the faithful and hardy Siberian Husky -- a canine best known for its tenacity in the sled harness, but which is also quite widespread as a beloved and popular personal and family canine companion. Black-and-white photographs nicely illustrate this detailed account focused upon caring for, breeding, and training these majestic and loyal animals.

The Lady Named Thunder: A Biography of Dr. Ethel Margaret Phillips (1876–1951)
The Lady Named Thunder: A Biography of Dr. Ethel Margaret Phillips (1876–1951)
by Clifford H. Phillips
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 27.96
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A detailed biography of a unique and dedicated woman, July 17 2004
Dr. Margaret Phillips (1876-1951) was educated as a medical doctor and went on to spend forty-three years in China as a Christian missionary dedicated to improving the health and circumstances of women, eradicate the scourge of tuberculosis, and provide medical services to legions of children with a distressing spectrum of all manner of illnesses and injuries. The Lady Named Thunder is a compelling and detailed biography of a unique and dedicated woman who, in a era when women were discouraged from engaging in "unladylike" activities and careers, was uncompromising and unflinching in her lifetime of service to the Chinese people -- including learning Mandarin so that she could translate medical texts and teach medicine to student doctors and nurses, as well as communicate effectively with her patients, their families, and their fellow villagers. Clifford H. Phillips (adopted at the age of two by Dr. Margaret Phillips) has done his mother full justice in this detailed and inherently fascinating telling of his mother's life and work.

Good-Bye, My Fancy: With Walt Whitman in His Last Days
Good-Bye, My Fancy: With Walt Whitman in His Last Days
by Judith Grace
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stage drama of the end of Walt Whitman's life, July 17 2004
Judith Grace's Good-bye My Fancy: With Walt Whitman In His Last Days is a stage drama of the end of Walt Whitman's life based upon verbatim transcriptions of conversations he had with his secretary and friend, Horace Traubel. These conversations were faithfully recorded by Traubel who visited Whitman every day at the famed poet's home. Grace also draws upon a selection of poems and letters by Whitman and his friends to create a thoroughly engaging dialogue so skillfully crafted that the reader has a feeling of being there and sharing in the very presence of a great man. Good-bye My Fancy is enthusiastically recommended reading. It can only be hoped that sometime this brilliant dramatization will appear on stage or screen.

Indian Views of the Custer Fight: A Source Book
Indian Views of the Custer Fight: A Source Book
by Richard G. Hardorff
Edition: Hardcover
11 used & new from CDN$ 61.92

5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely compelling look into history itself, July 17 2004
The third and final volume of Indian testimony assembled by award-winning author Richard G. Hardorff, Indian Views Of The Custer Fight: A Source Book deftly presents thirty-five interviews and statements from Native Americans who were eyewitnesses to this historic battle. It was the last time there would be a major Native American success in a battlefield confrontation with American armed forces. Twenty-nine Sioux and nine Cheyenne detail events in their own words, from the point where soldiers were first detected in their march toward the Indian settlement to the end of the battle. Some of the interviews are in very straightforward question-and-answer format; others are more narrative. An absolutely compelling look into history itself, and a superb primary source worthy of American History reference shelves.

Our National Parks and Wildlife Refuges: Capturing the Rhythms of Light and Land
Our National Parks and Wildlife Refuges: Capturing the Rhythms of Light and Land
by Jim Jamieson
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly breathtaking compendium of natural photography, July 17 2004
Our National Parks And Wildlife Refuges: Capturing The Rhythms Of Light And Land is a truly breathtaking compendium of natural photography of scenes from America's national parks and wildlife refuges, from Custer State Park to Indiana Dunes, Yellowstone, and much more. Captivating views of sunrise, wild animals, untamed forest and much more dominate this colelction, which offers a brief text embellishment to its genuinely captivating images.

Pond Fire
Pond Fire
by Page P. Coulter
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking poetry, steeped in her closeness to nature, July 17 2004
This review is from: Pond Fire (Hardcover)
Page P. Coulter's Pond Fire is a work of literate and thought-provoking poetry, steeped in her closeness to nature and observations of the subtle nuances of the human condition. Simple, poignant free-verse captures the spirit of experiences like a photograph of time itself. Pond Afire: When morning is breathless / and the mountains are dark with sleep, / when the sun blazes across the pond / lighting the rusty trees, / let me paddle beside you. // Everything I've ever said to you / blazes across the pond, / the rusted trees their pocket. / See how darkness / lifts out of the bog? // Come paddle the blaze with me, / let our words dance / all full of passion and flesh, / let them be strewn along the blaze / of this breathless day.

Summer Olympics: The Definitive Guide to the World's Greatest Sports Celebration
Summer Olympics: The Definitive Guide to the World's Greatest Sports Celebration
by Clive Gifford
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars The ideal companion for young readers, July 17 2004
Superbly enhanced on every page with outstanding digital illustrations and visually impressive full color action photography, Clive Gifford's Summer Olympics: The Definitive Guide To The World's Greatest Sports Celebration is a complete survey and introduction to every Summer Olympics event. Also included is a great deal of background information on the training routines of top athletes of today and great athletic competitive rivalries of the past. Summer Olympics is the ideal companion for young readers with its showcasing of the world pinnacle for international sporting events and competitions.

Common Sense Rules Of Advocacy For Lawyers
Common Sense Rules Of Advocacy For Lawyers
by Keith Evans
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Focuses upon the advocacy role lawyers have, July 17 2004
The latest title in TheCapitol.Net "Communication Series", Common Sense Rules Of Advocacy For Lawyers by author and lawyer focuses upon the advocacy role lawyers have in advancing or defending their client's interests. After an informative introduction, specific chapters effectively and accessibly address the dimensions of advocacy; the mandatory rules of advocacy; advocacy as "theater"; the psychology of advocacy; the examination of witnesses; direct examination; cross-examination; re-direct examination; final argument; written advocacy; and advocacy in the age of high technology. Enhanced for the reader with a definitive conclusion, various appendices, and a comprehensive index, Common Sense Rules Of Advocacy For Lawyers is a welcome contribution to professional and law school libraries, and an invaluable candidate for use as a principle curriculum textbook, or at the very least, an important addition to a law student's supplemental reading list.

Customer Satisfaction: Tools, Techniques, And Formulas For Success
Customer Satisfaction: Tools, Techniques, And Formulas For Success
by Craig Cochran
Edition: Paperback
12 used & new from CDN$ 15.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Will rapidly translate to an improved bottom line, July 17 2004
Strongly recommended reading, Customer Satisfaction: Tools, Techniques, And Formulas For Success by Craig Cochran (Project Manager, Center for International Standards & Quality, Georgia Tech Economic Development Institute) is a slim, 93-page compilation of observations, advice, and techniques for proactively gauging customer perceptions and then aggressively acting on the findings thereby acquiring a competitive advantage in today crowded and rapidly evolving markets. Tools and specific instructions are laid out in a thoroughly "user friendly" manner and range from the very basic to the rather sophisticated. Informed and informative, Customer Satisfaction is one of those easily assimilated compilations that will rapidly translate to an improved bottom line regardless of the nature of a businesses products or services.

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