Alice Brown is sent to Kuwait as a missionary by the Africa World Missions in Nigeria.When she gets there, she and the other missionaries encounter stiff opposition from the Moslems of the Al Hassan Movement in the area, After a while,she finally meets Abdul Hassan, the head of the Movement,who is strongly attracted to her and tries to blackmail her into marriage so he would allow her and the other missionaries get on with their work in Kuwait. As the pressure mounts, Alice finds her heart opening up to him and can´t deny the attraction she feels for him. She is torn between her faith and commitment as a Christian and his religious inclinations as a Moslem, although he professes his undying love for her. Should Alice compromise and do whatever it takes to protect her work and give the other missionaries a chance in Kuwait? Or should she listen to her her heart and believe God´s word which says:´´Love never fails?´´.
´´Lee Child´s protagonist, Jack Reacher, is a hero in the Dirty Harry style, a man who lives by his own principles. . .Produces a surprising twist when it´s least expected.´´ ( Sunday Telegraph ) Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help. Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher´s assistance in her new job. Her job? Protecting the Vice-President of the United States. Her problem? Someone wants the VP dead. Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Without Fail is 6th in the series.
The United States national-security establishment is vast, yet the United States has failed to meet its initial objectives in almost every one of its major, post-World War II conflicts. Of these troubled efforts, the US wars in Vietnam (1965-73), Iraq (2003-11), and Afghanistan (2001-present) stand out for their endurance, resource investment, human cost, and miscalculated decisions. Because overarching policy goals are distant and open to interpretation, policymakers ground their decisions in the immediate world of short-term objectives, salient tasks, policy constraints, and fixed time schedules. As a consequence, they exaggerate the benefits of their preferred policies, ignore the accompanying costs and requirements, and underappreciate the benefits of alternatives. In Planning to Fail , James H. Lebovic argues that a profound myopia helps explain US decision-making failures. In each of the wars explored in this book, he identifies four stages of intervention. First and foremost, policymakers chose unwisely to go to war. After the fighting began, they inadvisably sought to extend or expand the mission. Next, they pursued the mission, in abbreviated form, to suboptimal effect. Finally, they adapted the mission to exit from the conflict. Lebovic argues that US leaders were effectively planning to fail whatever their hopes and thoughts were at the time the intervention began. Decision-makers struggled less than they should have, even when conditions allowed for good choices. Then, when conditions on the ground left them with only bad choices, they struggled furiously and more than could ever matter. Policymakers allowed these wars to sap available capabilities, push US forces to the breaking point, and exhaust public support. They finally settled for terms of departure that they (or their predecessors) would have rejected at the start of these conflicts. Offering a far-ranging and detailed analysis, this book identifies an unmistakable pattern of failure and highlights lessons we can learn from it.
Will this self-absorbed racing star destroy herself? Racing in her second Formula One season, Samantha wants to prove she´s a future world champion. But what stands in her way? Her new teammate Emilio Ronaldo. Last season the man humiliated her. This season…it´s payback. Emilio once thought Samantha was a joke…but he was wrong. Emilio now wants to be Samantha´s mentor. But how? The angry young lady has shut him out. Patience is Emilio´s gift, but can he fix their relationship before it´s too late? Manny is in love. Samantha is…well; she´s his everything. But Samantha changes during the season. Manny can´t figure out what´s going on between them and Samantha can´t or won´t tell him. If this keeps up…Manny will have to do something drastic. Season of Fail is the second book in the Season of Speed young adult racing romance series that features lots of drama, plenty of romance, and the perfect balance of action and character. If you like high-speed excitement, a touch of humor along with crisp writing, then you´ll love the second installment in Doug Solter´s totally original young adult series. Click or tap the Buy Button and start Samantha´s topsy-turvy season today!
Blenders Circus Freak Series Book Six A paranormal thriller Everything about the circus is an illusion. People come out strictly to see the show, never thinking about what goes on behind the scenes. They fail to realize that when the big top lights go out, well, that´s when things actually get the most interesting. The charm in the circus, you see, is in the things—and people—no one sees. Albert Blender and his family aren´t your ordinary circus freaks. Undetectable, yet confined to the restraints of gravity, the Blenders must put on one final show to save the tent from coming down… Heroes of the slowly dying spectacle? Maybe. Only, it will be anything but magical to pull this last illusion off. It may get downright vicious. It might even be expected. It´s what happens when the unseen demand the stage and steal the show… What it won´t be, though, is predictable. Because the truths behind the travelling carnival are anything but typical and certainly invisible.
Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrationspersonnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It?s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned.In Traction, you?ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You?ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businessesand you can too.For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.
As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year, retreating into herself and communicating only when absolutely necessary. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language and in Unspeakable she asks what makes us silent. From the inexpressible trauma of trench warfare and the aftermath of natural disaster to the taboo of coming out, Shawcross explores how and why words fail us. From the mountains of Nepal to New York´s theatre district she travels the world meeting people who constantly wrestle with language. She studies the work of George Oppen, a poet who couldn´t write a line for twenty-five years, interviews Eve Ensler whose play The Vagina Monologues gave voice to the truths of female sexuality, and meets the founders of The Samaritans who have been listening silently to those in need since the 1950s. A beguiling mix of memoir, history, literary criticism and investigative journalism, Unspeakable is a moving and unprecedented study of the power of silence.
Jackdaws is an irresistible novel of the French Resistance, love, courage and revenge set in the Second War War. A Failed Mission Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance try to destroy a telephone exchange vital to Nazi communications. Heavily defended, the mission fails disastrously. A Daring Plan With invasion looming, Flick Clairet, a British secret agent, proposes a daring but perilous new plan. She, along with an all-female team - the Jackdaws - will infiltrate and neutralise the exchange before Allied Forces land in France. A Race Against Time However, unbeknownst to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant spy-catcher - Dieter Franck - to crush the French Resistance. And now Franck is closing in . . .
´Fast, tense, thrilling - and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended´ LEE CHILD ´A dazzling debut´ Marcel Berlins, The Times THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH THE GLOBAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER PUBLISHED IN 15 LANGUAGES WORLDWIDE A 21ST-CENTURY HIGH-CONCEPT DISASTER THRILLER *************************************** Tomorrow will be too late. A cold night in Milan, Piero Manzano wants to get home. Then the traffic lights fail. Manzano is thrown from his Alfa as cars pile up. And not just on this street ? every light in the city is dead. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electricity grids collapse. Plunged into darkness, people are freezing. Food and water supplies dry up. The death toll soars. Former hacker and activist Manzano becomes a prime suspect. But he is also the only man capable of finding the real attackers. Can he bring down a major terrorist network before it?s too late? ************************ ´Part Dan Brown?style chase and part eco-thriller, this debut?a bestseller in Germany?will get people talking´ ? Booklist US
Some succeed while others fail. This is a recognized fact ; yet history tells us that seven-tenths of our most successful men began life poor. As our title indicates, we shall endeavor to show ´´why some succeed while others fail.´´ Knowing that everybody desires success, and recognizing the old adage, ´´Example is the best of teachers,´´ we have selected representative characters from the multitude of successful men who have climbed the ladder of success, beginning at the bottom round.