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Dear Madam President

Author: Jennifer Palmieri 'A powerful, personal, and sometimes painful book written for any woman who has ever thought of becoming a leader. I hope it inspires more women and girls because their voices and their leadership are needed now more than ever.' - Madeleine Albright Dear Madam President is an empowering letter from former White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards-to name a few-Palmieri creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere-from boardrooms to living rooms-who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. Dear Madam President will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. We haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail-confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection-can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book-redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.
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The Whole World’s Shaking. Georgie Fame

  • Audio CD (9 Oct. 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: UMC
  • ASIN: B00ZH2M5AY
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Together: 10 Choices for a Better Now

Author: Ece Temelkuran  Political violence. Global inequality. Climate catastrophe. It feels like everything is collapsing, and those in power couldn't care less. So what do we do now? How do we begin to build something better, together? In 2020 protest movements across the world revealed the inequalities sewn into the fabric of society. The wildfires that ravaged Australia and California made it clear we are in the middle of a climate catastrophe. The pandemic showed us all just how precarious our economies really are, and the conspiracy theories surrounding the US election proved the same of our democracies. Those in charge do not have the answers. In fact, those in charge, more often that not, are the problem. So, what do we do? In Together: 10 Choices for a Better Now, award-winning political commentator Ece Temelkuran puts forward a compelling new narrative for our current moment, not for some idealised future but for right now, and asks us to make a choice. To choose determination over hope; to embrace fear rather the cold comfort of ignorance; to save our energy for an unwavering attention on those in power and the destructive systems they uphold, rather than wasting time spewing out anger and outrage online. Above all, this book asks you to choose to have faith in the other human beings we share this planet with. This is not about about how or why we messed things up. This is about what kind of world we want to live in, and the choices we must make to get there.
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Bark

  • Author: Lorrie Moore
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (26 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571273912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571273911
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 23.3 cm
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Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World (Hardback)

  • Author: Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
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150 Best Apartment Ideas (Hardback)

  • Author : Ana G Canizares
  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design; 01 edition (7 Jun. 2006)
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  • ISBN-10: 9780061139734
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A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes (Hardback)

 
  • Author: Sam Miller
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st Edition edition (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
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Afropean: Notes from Black Europe (Paperback)

  • Author: Johny Pitts
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane; 01 edition (6 Jun. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141984724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141984728
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 21.6 cm
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Promise Me, Dad

Author: Joe Biden  In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration. But this year felt different from the previous. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. 'Promise me, Dad,' Beau had told his father. 'Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right.' Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. While Beau fought for, and then lost his life, the Vice President balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family, while contemplating the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. Even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama.
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Strategy: A History

Author: Lawrence Freedman Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013 In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives. The range of Freedman's narrative is extraordinary, moving from the surprisingly advanced strategy practiced in primate groups, to the opposing strategies of Achilles and Odysseus in The Iliad, the strategic advice of Sun Tzu and Machiavelli, the great military innovations of Baron Henri de Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz, the grounding of revolutionary strategy in class struggles by Marx, the insights into corporate strategy found in Peter Drucker and Alfred Sloan, and the contributions of the leading social scientists working on strategy today. The core issue at the heart of strategy, the author notes, is whether it is possible to manipulate and shape our environment rather than simply become the victim of forces beyond one's control. Time and again, Freedman demonstrates that the inherent unpredictability of this environment-subject to chance events, the efforts of opponents, the missteps of friends-provides strategy with its challenge and its drama. Armies or corporations or nations rarely move from one predictable state of affairs to another, but instead, feel their way through a series of stages, each one not quite what was anticipated, requiring a reappraisal of the original strategy, including its ultimate objective. Thus the picture of strategy that emerges in this book is fluid and flexible, governed by the starting point, not the endpoint. A brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David's use of deception against Goliath, to the modern use of game theory in economics, this masterful volume sums up a lifetime of reflection on strategy.
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