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The First Five Pages: A Writers Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
The First Five Pages
A Writers Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Paperback      ISBN: 068485743x
Provides advice for aspiring novelists on preparing a manuscript for a literary agent or editor, writing readable dialogue, and using other techniques to begin a work so that publishers will want to publish it and readers will want to read it
Poor Richards Almanack
Poor Richards Almanack
Hardcover      ISBN: 0880889187
A collection of Ben Franklin's timeless maxims, rules, and aphorisms
Stage Writers Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists
Stage Writers Handbook
A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists
Paperback      ISBN: 1559361166
The first comprehensive guide to the business of writing for today's stage.
Ingles Hecho Facil/ Made Simple English
Ingles Hecho Facil/ Made Simple English
Paperback      ISBN: 0385481861
A series of lessons, including dialogues and readings, vocabulary, grammar, and exercises, for speakers of Spanish to learn English
Extreme Encounters: How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences...
Extreme Encounters
How It Feels to Be Drowned in Quicksand, Shredded by Piranhas, Swept Up in a Tornado, and Dozens of Other Unpleasant Experiences...
Paperback      ISBN: 1931686009
Provides descriptions in the second person of what it is like to experience a variety of dangerous events, from wilderness disasters, medical emergencies, and everyday accidents to execution.
Strange but True: A Collection of True Stories from the Files of Fate Magazine
Strange but True
A Collection of True Stories from the Files of Fate Magazine
Paperback      ISBN: 1567182984
Our world is filled with mystery, magic, and the bizarre, making the expression "truth is stranger than fiction" a phrase that everyone knows. In Strange But True, Corrine Kenner and Craig Miller have selected some of the most amazing true stories from the pages of FATE magazine, and presented them in a way that will startle, thrill, and fill you with a sense of wonder about the universe. When ordinary people experience the extraordinary, it changes them forever. The reports in Strange But True (over 130 of them) document some of these amazing, life-altering events. You'll get every vivid, uncanny detail from actual witnesses about their eerie encounters with the unknown such as: ·Psychic warnings ·Ghosts, apparitions, and other mysterious creatures of the spirit realm ·Miraculous healings and remarkable recoveries ·Incredible coincidences (or are they bursts of synchronicity?) ·Dreams that foretold the future ·Alien encounters ·Terrifying creatures ·UFO contacts ·Cases of reincarnation and visits from the dead ·Guardian angels ·Time travel ·Astounding oracles and weird fortunetellers ·Out-of-body experiences Each one of the stories in Strange But True is sworn to be a factual event, but each one also goes deeper than the physical shock and surprise of the bizarre. The events in Strange But True changed people's lives. Reading about them may help you find a new direction, a new path, and maybe even new hope for your life, too. Whether you're a true believer, a doubting debunker, or are somewhere in between, Strange But True will definitely delight and amaze you with the nature of the human spirit and the vast potential of experience we all can have. Strange But True is must reading for everyone.
Variety Obituaries, 1991-1992/With Index
Variety Obituaries, 1991-1992/With Index
Hardcover      ISBN: 0824008480
First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space on the Organizational Chart
Improving Performance
How to Manage the White Space on the Organizational Chart
Hardcover      ISBN: 0787900907
Streamline the processes vital to optimum performance With over 100,000 copies sold worldwide, Improving Performance is recognized as the book that launched the Process Improvement revolution. It was the first such approach to bridge the gap between organization strategy and the individual. Now, in this revised and expanded new edition, Rummler and Brache reflect on the key needs of organizations faced with today's challenge of managing change. With multiple charts, checklists, hands-on tools and case studies, the authors show how they implemented their Performance Improvement methodology in over 250 successful projects with clients such as Hewlett-Packard, 3M, Shell Oil, and Citibank.
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin
An American Life
Paperback      ISBN: 074325807x
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance
The Pencil
A History of Design and Circumstance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394574222
Examines the pencil and the secret of its survival against today's competitors such as the pen, typewriter and today's state of the art computers