Izzy White

Author: Barry Wolfe
Editor: Wolfe Forest Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780692452547
Size: 12,46 MB
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It's 1958 and school desegregation has already challenged so much of what Izzy White thinks he knows about Negroes, life, and himself. Jewish and insecure, Izzy has fallen in love with Rhythm and Blues, Black dance styles, basketball, and any girl who smiles at him. At the same time he fears that Negroes will either contaminate him in some way or kick his ass. A year later, because he has no money, feels guilty about his own racism, and has a ton of curiosity about Black people, he chooses to go to Howard University, "The Harvard of Negro Education." He enters Howard just when students in the South are beginning to challenge the Jim Crow Laws that have governed race relations for the past half-century. Izzy is filled with painful conflicts as he navigates between his white world in the suburbs and his Black world at Howard. He is shocked by the brutality experienced by American Negroes, astonished at the range of ways Negroes attempt to deal with second class citizenship, bemused by some of the Negro stereotypes of whites, and enraged at the current state of race relations. Izzy's sojourn involves many humorous attempts and missed opportunities to fully integrate himself into Howard's college life and a convoluted search for self-discovery.

The Shifts And The Shocks

Author: Martin Wolf
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608447
Size: 12,56 MB
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From the chief economic commentator for the Financial Times—a brilliant tour d’horizon of the new global economy There have been many books that have sought to explain the causes and courses of the financial and economic crisis that began in 2007. The Shifts and the Shocks is not another detailed history of the crisis but is the most persuasive and complete account yet published of what the crisis should teach us about modern economies and econom­ics. Written with all the intellectual command and trenchant judgment that have made Martin Wolf one of the world’s most influential economic com­mentators, The Shifts and the Shocks matches impressive analysis with no-holds-barred criti­cism and persuasive prescription for a more stable future. It is a book no one with an interest in global affairs will want to neglect. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Coming Financial Crisis

Author: John Truman Wolfe
Editor: Lisa Hagan Books
ISBN: 9780996968645
Size: 15,57 MB
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Is there really a Global Financial Ruler? One that dictates policy to the Central Banks of the world? Is there a Central Bank of central banks, that is senior to the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, the Bank of England and the other national banks that control interest rates, inflation, deflation, prosperity and depression? Such a bank not only exists, but John Truman Wolfe exposed this heretofore unseen hand in the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and their plans for the next one. No "conspiracy theorist" Wolfe names names, dates, places and actions. If you have ever wanted to know who's behind the Wizard's curtain of international finance and how to protect yourself, start at page one. And make no mistake, the events of 2007 and 2008 were a prelude: The next crisis, Wolfe predicts, will take the "bail-ins" used in the economic meltdowns in Cyprus and Greece and apply them worldwide, leaving depositors and consumers holding the bag, yet again.

The Land Across

Author: Gene Wolfe
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466826355
Size: 13,68 MB
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An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces of bureaucracy and corruption in that country. Is our hero in fact a spy for the CIA? Or is he an innocent citizen caught in a Kafkaesque trap? In The Land Across, Gene Wolfe keeps us guessing until the very end, and after. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Book Of Atrix Wolfe

Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101662131
Size: 18,48 MB
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Twenty years ago, the powerful mage Atrix Wolfe unleashed an uncontrollable force that killed his beloved king. Now, the Queen of the Wood has offered him one last chance for redemption. She asks him to find her daughter, who vanished into the human world during the massacre he caused. No one has seen the princess-but deep in the kitchens of the Castle of Pelucir, there is a scullery maid who appeared out of nowhere one night long ago. She cannot speak and her eyes are full of sadness. But there are those who call her beautiful.

Rube Goldberg

Author: Maynard Frank Wolfe
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684867249
Size: 12,61 MB
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A collection of Rube Goldberg's wackiest inventions features more than two thousand "schematics" from the immensely popular comic for everything from suicide machines to a pick-pocket device designed for politicians.

The Little Black Book Of Human Resources Management

Author: Barry Wolfe
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515298427
Size: 20,95 MB
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The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management is loaded with lessons not learned in a book. Instead, it is the product of over 20 years of scraped knuckles and attaboys earned while leading HR in public and private organizations. The book shares hard-won advice on what works in a wide range of HR topics, from reductions in force to paying for performance to managing workers compensation to leadership training. But readers will also benefit from experience in the often surprising aspects of HR work that are rarely discussed but are invaluable to success in the role, such as -What all organizations expect from the HR leader, like it or not -The one thing above all else that the company President really wants from the HR leader -How an HR leader can spot the A players and the problem children in the first month on a new job -How to answer the employee who asks if layoffs are coming - and they are Written in a conversational, often humorous style, The Little Black Book of Human Resources Management will shave a few points off the learning curve of anyone looking to advance in the field of human resources management.

Colored Cold

Author: Wanda Wolfe
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1622950135
Size: 19,78 MB
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Growing up in the still segregated South, Wanda early on had her outlook Colored Cold. The daughter of an unfaithful undertaker, she had to pass the house of Miss Kathleen, her father's mistress, on her way to school, whose children shouted taunts, even the tobacco-chewing toddler Tilly. When her Arkansas town enforced integration, white reporters came to her home to interview her mama, who had bravely kept her children in school. Mama spoke her mind in perfect English and didn't put up with people mistreating her family. Mistreatment from Daddy was another matter. Neglect and callousness from this relationship continued the chill that froze Wanda's future relationships. Colored Cold gives a chilling account of poverty, abuse, and compounded consequences from poor choices. Although most of her wisdom came through difficult experiences, Wanda refused to succumb and strengthened her resolve. This revealing autobiography shares one woman's heartache from broken promises and painful relationships.

Wolf In Cio S Clothing

Author: Tina Nunno
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351860429
Size: 19,47 MB
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Machiavellians are few in number in IT. The massive pressure on CIOs continues to increase as the opportunities to use technology in business become more prevalent and more competitive. As CIOs often find themselves at the center of business conflict, they must not only familiarize themselves with Machiavellian tactics as a defensive weapon, but also learn to use them as an offensive weapon in extreme situations so that they can increase IT's contribution to their enterprises. As Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli implied, you're either predator or prey, and the animal you most resemble determines your position on the food chain. In The Wolf in CIO's Clothing Gartner analyst and author Tina Nunno expands on Machiavelli's metaphor, examining seven animal types and the leadership attributes of each. Nunno posits the wolf -- a social animal with strong predatory instincts -- as the ideal example of how a leader can adapt and thrive. Technology may be black and white, but successful leadership demands an ability to exist in the grey. Drawing on her experience with hundreds of CIOs, Nunno charts a viable way to master the Machiavellian principles of power, manipulation, love, and war. Through compelling case studies, her approach demonstrates how CIOs and IT leaders can adjust their leadership styles in extreme situations for their own success and that of their teams.

Burn Care For General Surgeons And General Practitioners

Author: David G. Greenhalgh
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319291610
Size: 11,49 MB
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This textbook on burn care is focused specifically on the needs of a surgeon. It provides a “how to do” text that presents the practical strategies for initial resuscitation, skin grafting, burn-specific critical care and ultimately guide the surgeon for the best outcomes for the burn surgeon. It provides the reader with basic pathophysiology but avoids a detailed review of the molecular science of burns. Guidelines for basic care with the chapters covering the timeline used for each patient spanning from initial resuscitation (ABCs) to managing their re-socialization are provided. The text covers the key components to the initial management of the burn patient including airway, breathing and circulation. The reader is introduced to the metabolic changes of a major burn and how nutrition and pharmacologic manipulation affects these systemic effects of a burn injury. The management of burn sepsis as well as the basic concepts of wound healing of the different depths and severity of burns are covered. Another chapter covers the basic techniques of skin grafting, rehabilitation and reconstruction with a focus to optimize the cosmetic and functional outcome of the burn. Special chapters cover management of outpatient burns and pediatric injuries. Special burns – electrical, chemical, cold injuries and finally the treatment of other diseases that lead to massive skin loss are covered. Special considerations for pain, scar management, psychosocial recovery, intentional burns, burn prevention and disaster preparation complete the text. Burn Care for General Surgeons and General Practitioners provides a reference for general and plastic surgeons who are planning a career in burns. The textbook will also be a straightforward resource for the general or plastic surgeon who takes care of burns as part of their practice.