A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style! The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out...Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet. An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
Meet teenage Carrie Bradshaw as she hits the bright lights, big city of New York for the very first time! Find out how Carrie transforms from country girl to super-cool fashionista in the second explosive CARRIE DIARIES novel from the globally bestselling author of SEX AND THE CITY. Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it - the crazy characters in her neighbourhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream. This sequel to THE CARRIE DIARIES brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country sparrow - as Samantha Jones dubs her - to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realises that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined. With her signature wit and sparkling humour, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of the New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.
Ernani, Verdi's fifth opera (1844) is melodic from beginning to end. Based on Victor Hugo's play, whose tumultuous reception in 1830 marked a decisive turning point in the development of romantic drama, this violent and sombre story of frustrated passion, honour fatally impugned, and ambition thwarted and rewarded, is set by the young composer to a succession of irresistible tunes, unsurpassed even in his mature works. The opera's dramatic impetus is unstoppable. For Luca Ronconi's production, which opened the 1982/3 season at La Scala, Milan, four of the world's 4 leading Verdi singers were engaged: Placido Domingo as the bandit. Ernani; Renato Bruson as the scheming, dangerously suave King Charles of Spain; Nicolai Ghiaurov as the proud Spanish Grandee whose implacable sense of honour propels the action to its tragic conclusion; and Mirella Freni as the gentle heroine desired by these three rivals. Act I, Scene 1 - A Camp In The Mountains Of AragonAct I, Scene 2 - Elvira's Apartment In Silva's CastleAct II - A Magnificant Hall In The CastleAct III - Charlemagne's Tomb At Aix-La-ChapelleAct IV - Ernani's Ducal Castle Near Saragossa
Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of ‘warfare on the cheap’ has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, proxy wars remain a missing link in contemporary war and security studies. In this timely book Andrew Mumford sheds new light on the dynamics and lineage of proxy warfare from the Cold War to the War on Terror, whilst developing a cogent conceptual framework to explain their appeal. Tracing the political and strategic development of proxy wars throughout the last century, they emerge as a dominant characteristic of contemporary conflict. The book ably shows how proxy interventions often prolong existing conflicts given the perpetuity of arms, money and sometimes proxy fighters sponsored by third party donors. Furthermore, it emphasizes why, given the direction of the War on Terror, the rise of China as a global power, and the prominence now achieved by non-state actors in the ‘Arab Spring’, the phenomenon of proxy warfare is increasingly relevant to understandings of contemporary security. Proxy Warfare is an indispensable guide for students and scholars interested in the evolution and potential future direction of war and conflict in the modern world.
Praise for THE GREAT FORMULA «This book reminds me of Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity-a stunningly simple idea that changed the course of history. I've seen The Great Formula create millionaires with surprising speed. It's an exact recipe to turn a marginal business into a successful one.» —David Garfinkel, author, Customers on Demand «Mark Joyner has once again succeeded at coming up with an entertaining and educational marketing masterpiece.» —Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian, infopreneur and heart surgeon «With all the fancy buzzwords used to describe how to achieve success, here is a commonsense formula that cuts through the chatter and goes straight to the heart of what really works. This is truly a new perspective.» —Joseph Sugarman, Chairman, BluBlocker Corporation «Save yourself a couple hundred thousand dollars on that degree. Clear out your bookcase. The MBA curriculum for this generation is The Irresistible Offer and The Great Formula.» —Lou D'Alo, PowerUp! Coaching and Consulting
Praise for The Power of an Hour «The master at getting what you want from others now tells us how to get what we want from ourselves! This is really a great book, and I recommend it highly-for you, for your team, and for your children.» -Bob Burg, author, Endless Referrals «If you want to make predictable, systematic change in your life or your business, buy this book. Each chapter is a stand-alone system that results in powerful change . . . fast.» -David Hancock, The Entrepreneurial Publisher, CEO, Morgan James Publishing «Dave's methods helped me take my business from $0 to $10 million in sales.If you're a creative business owner who wants total focus and massive success, run, don't walk, and get this book!» -Stephanie Frank, author, The Accidental Millionaire «The Power of an Hour is a mighty powerful way to sort out your financesby first sorting out yourself!» -Mark Joyner, #1 bestselling author, The Irresistible Offer «The disease of the twenty-first century, no matter who you are or what you do,is Time Deficit Disorder. Dave Lakhani offers a brilliant solution in this book.Get it and take the cure-you'll be surprised how much better you feel!» -David Garfinkel, author, Customers on Demand
Charlie Rich and Charley Pride: two giants of both country and pop, each captured in a live concert from their glory years in the 1970s. Rich's warm, enveloping vocals are at their prime here, as he sings his great countrypolitan hits of that benchmark era: "The Most Beautiful Girl," "Every Time You Touch Me,""A Very Special Love Song," and "Behind Closed Doors." The "Silver Fox" also returns to his Sun rockabilly roots with "Lonely Weekends," and to his early Nashville period with "Big Boss Man" and "Mohair Sam." Charley Pride offers his characteristic blend of countrypolitan and straight country - from the irresistible hits "(Is Anybody Going To) San Antone,""All I Have To Offer You Is Me," and "Just Between You And Me" to the classic Hank Williams cover "Kaw-Liga." With covers as well of Doug Kershaw's "Louisiana Man" and Kris Kristoffersons "Help Me Make It Through The Night," Charley Pride displays the wide-ranging approach to hard country and mellow pop that made him a unique country superstar. Charlie Rjch:01. The Most Beautiful Girl02. Nice 'N' Easy03. Every Time You Touch Me04. Lonely Weekends05. Medley: - A Very Special Love Song- There Won't Be Anymore- I Love My Friend- She Called Me Baby06. Big Boss Man07. Mohair Man08. Behind Closed Doors Charley Pride:01. San Antonl02. All I Have To Offer You Is Me03. Kawliga04. It's Gonna Take A Little Bit Longer05. Crystal Chandeliers06. Medley: - The Snakes Crawl At Night- Just Between You And Me- I'd Rather Love And Lose You- Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger07. Louisiana Man08. Help Me Make It Through The Night09. Cotton Fields
Содержание: CD 1: 01. Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise 02. Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes 03. William Pitt - City Lights 04. Nick Kershaw - Wouldn`t It Be Good 05. Michael Sembello - Maniac 06. Pilot - Magic 07. Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star 08. Vanilla Ice - Ice, Ice Baby 09. Stephanie - Irresistible 10. Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes 11. Stevie B - Because I Love You 12. The Motels - Only The Lonely 13. Stories - Brother Louie 14. Randy Vanwarmer - Just When I Needed You Most CD 2: 01. Real Life - Send Me An Angel 02. Haddaway - What Is Love? 03. No Mercy - Where Do You Go? 04. Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round 05. Opus - Live Is Life 06. Spagna - Call Me 07. John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air 08. Katrina - Walking On Sunshine 09. Wax - Right Between The Eyes 10. Great White - Eye Of The Tiger 11. The Escape Club - Wild Wild West 12. Missing Persons - Words 13. After The Fire - Der Kommissar 14. Fat Boys - Wipe Out CD 3: 01. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away 02. Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me 03. The Delfonics - La-La (Means I Love You) 04. Bj Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 05. Maria Muldaur - Midnight In The Oasis 06. Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows 07. Since - I Don't Have You 08. Hurricane Smith - Oh Babe, What Would You Say? 09. Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me 10. Badfinger - Without You 11. Barrabas - Wild Safari 12. The Glitter Band - Rock N' Roll Part 1 13. Geordie - All Because Of You 14. Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Dies
Praise for The Power of Self-Confidence «Brian Tracy is the master in understanding and teaching self-enrichment. In this priceless book, he unlocks the key to your door of success and fulfillment—belief in your own potential. Internalize his wisdom and you will surely realize your goals.» —DENIS WAITLEY, author of Psychology of Success «Brian continues to impact the lives of everyone he touches. This book provides a logical road map that everyone can use to maximize their true potential.» —JOSEPH SHERREN, CSP, HoF, author of iLead: Five Insights for Building Sustainable Organizations «When Brian Tracy writes a new book, I drop everything and start reading. We all need sharp lessons on developing more self-confidence and pursuing challenging goals. This book will make a significant difference in your life.» —PAT WILLIAMS, Orlando Magic Senior Vice President and author of Leadership Excellence «The one quality that makes all the success principles work is unshakable confidence in yourself. Brian now shows you how to grow your confidence to the point where you become unstoppable.» —JACK CANFIELD, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul «Lacking confidence erodes your self-worth and paralyzes your productivity. In this book, Brian Tracy shares the secrets to developing and maintaining high levels of self-confidence—so that you can live the greatest life!» —KRISTIN ARNOLD, author of Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve, and Inspire Your Audience to Action
Create content and build a YouTube channel like a pro Written by a successful YouTube channel producer, YouTube Channels For Dummies shows you how to create content, establish a channel, build an audience, and successfully monetize video content online. Beginning with the basics, it shows you how to establish a channel, join a partner program, and develop a content plan. Next, you'll gain insight into how to create content that builds a channel, enhance the viral nature of a video, encourage subscriptions, and earn repeat views. If that weren't enough, you'll go on even further to learn how to get the word out about your channel and discover ways to enhance your potential profits. That's a lot of info—but it's easily digestible and simple to put into practice when it's provided in the accessible and trusted For Dummies format. YouTube is the third most-visited website on the Internet, making it prime real estate for anyone seeking customers, celebrity, or education. If you want to harness this irresistible platform and reach a global platform, YouTube Channels For Dummies makes it easy. In no time, you'll have the know-how to create a YouTube channel with regular subscribers who watch, re-watch, and share your videos. Includes ten easy tips for growing a raptured YouTube audience Details how to enhance the viral nature of a video Shows you how to create and maintain a YouTube channel that generates views and revenue Written by the producer of a leading YouTube channel
The benefit to my own company's fortunes, having worked with Anthony,has been a steadily expanding client roster, a leg up on my competition, and the ability to comfortably walk through any door knowing that the prospect who sits in judgment of my service needs me at least as much as I need them.—Rob Katz, CEO, Medical Eyeglass Center «My time with Anthony Belli played an immeasurably important role in mytransformation from an engineer to hardcore, street-smart sales professional. Countless milestones later, I received [my company's] highest lifetime career achievement honor. Thank you, Anthony, for helping me write my own script in life.»—Michael Burton, Principal Technical Consultant, St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management «Having myself grown up in an ethnic, blue-collar Boston community,the legitimacy of a 'street-smart' way of doing things intrigued me. Anthonycreates in the customer's mind a perceived value beyond product features,benefits, and price while building a sustainable relationship that few othersalespeople successfully accomplish . . . The lessons he teaches can, inmany instances, be applied to any profession, whether in sales or not.»—From the Foreword by Joe Mandato, DM, Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University When you start out with nothing in life, each and every mistake, misplay, andmissed opportunity can cost you dearly. But that lack of a safety net can hone your judgment and create precision radar for opportunity in a way that no cushy upbringing can. The Street-Smart Salesman shows how growing up poor teaches pricelesslessons that can make you a fortune in sales and business. Strategies include: Channeling fear and stress into high-performance sales Creating irresistible value propositions: Blazing a trail from the head to the heart to the wallet Understanding that all prospects lie—and how to get to the truth
In our lifetimes, behavioral addiction may prove to be one of the most important fields of social, medical, and psychological research. The very idea of behaviors being addictive is new, but the threat is near universal. We are only just beginning to understand that we are all potential addicts. Adam Alter, Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University's Stern School of Business, is at the cutting edge of research into what makes these products so compulsive, and he shows that the price for continuing blindly down the path we are on will be huge.People have always formed addictions to harmful substances, but these days we are hooked on technologies such as Twitter, Netflix, and Facebook--inventions and devices we use in the hope of making our lives better and more enjoyable. Of course, these devices have amazing upside, but their extraordinary appeal isn't an accident. Technology companies and marketers have teams of engineers and researchers devoted to keeping us glued to the screen. They know how to push our buttons, how to get us using without our knowledge.Tracing the very notion of addiction through history right up until the present day, Alter shows that we're only just beginning to discover the tip of the iceberg of the epidemic of behavioral addiction gripping society. This goes to the core of who we are. He takes us inside the human brain at the very moment we switch on a game on our smartphones, or share a photo on Instagram in the hope of people "liking" it. But more than that, he heads the problem off at the pass, letting us know what we can do to step away from the screen. He lays out the options we have address this problem before it truly consumes us. After all, who among us hasn't felt the terrible compulsive power of social media, video games, or simply checking your phone?
Discover the secrets of written persuasion! «The principles of hypnosis, when applied to copywriting, add a new spin to selling. Joe Vitale has taken hypnotic words to set the perfect sales environment and then shows us how to use those words to motivate a prospect to take the action you want. This is truly a new and effective approach to copywriting, which I strongly recommend you learn. It's pure genius.» -Joseph Sugarman, author of Triggers «I've read countless book on persuasion, but none come close to this one in showing you exactly how to put your readers into a buying trance that makes whatever you are offering them irresistible.» -David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich «I am a huge fan of Vitale and his books, and Hypnotic Writing (first published more than twenty years ago), is my absolute favorite. Updated with additional text and fresh examples, especially from e-mail writing, Joe's specialty, Hypnotic Writing is the most important book on copywriting (yes, that's really what it is about) to be published in this century. Read it. It will make you a better copywriter, period.» -Bob Bly, copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook «I couldn't put this book down. It's eye opening and filled with genuinely new stuff about writing and persuading better. And it communicates it brilliantly and teaches it brilliantly-exemplifying the techniques by the writing of the book itself as you go along.» -David Deutsch, author of Think Inside the Box, www.thinkinginside.com «Hypnotic Writing is packed with so much great information it's hard to know where to start. The insights, strategies, and tactics in the book are easy to apply yet deliver one heck of a punch. And in case there's any question how to apply them, the before-and-after case studies drive the points home like nothing else can. Hypnotic Writing is not just about hypnotic writing. It is hypnotic writing. On the count of three, you're going to love it. Just watch and see.» -Blair Warren, author of The Forbidden Keys to Persuasion