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    • The secrets of mental math [sound recording]
      The secrets of mental math [sound recording]
      The Teaching Company.
      One key to improving and expanding your math potential--whether you're a corporate executive or a high-school student--lies in the powerful ability to perform mental math calculations. Solving basic math problems in your head is a gateway to success in understanding and mastering higher mathematical fields such as algebra, statistics, and calculus. Mental mathematics also is valuable when you're shopping for groceries or figuring out how much to tip at a restaurant. This 12-lecture course guides you through all the essential skills, tips, and tricks for improving and enhancing your ability to solve a range of mathematical problems right in your head.
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    • Fields of blood [sound recording] : religion and the history of violence
      Fields of blood [sound recording] : religion and the history of violence
      Karen Armstrong.
      From the author of A History of God, an exploration of religion's connection to violence. For the first time in American history, religious self-identification is on the decline. Some have cited a perception that began to grow after Sept 11-- that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness-- something bad for society. But how accurate is that view? And does it apply equally to all faiths? In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths subscribed around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions."--from publisher's description.
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    • Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America
      Dreamers and deceivers : true stories of the heroes and villains who made America
      Glenn Beck.
      The people who made America were not always what they seemed. There were entrepreneurs and visionaries whose selflessness propelled the country forward, but there were also charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness nearly derailed the country. Listeners will learn the true stories of the heroes and villains who made America.
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    • Putin's kleptocracy : who owns Russia
      Putin's kleptocracy : who owns Russia
      Karen Dawisha.
      The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant Putin's Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia.
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    • A path appears [sound recording] : transforming lives, creating opportunity
      A path appears [sound recording] : transforming lives, creating opportunity
      Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
      With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fundraising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so.
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    • Playing big [sound recording] : find your voice, your mission, your message
      Playing big [sound recording] : find your voice, your mission, your message
      Tara Mohr.
      A groundbreaking women's leadership expert gives women the practical skills to voice and implement the changes they want to see, in themselves and in the world. She provides real, practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, 'unhook' from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive good girl habits, and begin taking bold action. The book offers tools to help 'every' woman play bigger, whether she's an executive, community volunteer, artist, or stay-at-home mom.
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    • You can, you will [sound recording] : 8 undeniable qualities of a winner
      You can, you will [sound recording] : 8 undeniable qualities of a winner
      Joel Osteen.
      Joel Osteen focuses on the irrefutable traits and attributes of highly successful people. These personal qualities are tested through the ages and all types of circumstances. These practical principles guide the lives of champions. The eight qualities are: Create bold visions, Run your own race, Think positively, Expect good things to happen, Stay passionate, Commit to excellence, Keep growing, and Serve others.
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    • Live original [sound recording] : how the Duck Commander teen keeps it real and stays true to her values
      Live original [sound recording] : how the Duck Commander teen keeps it real and stays true to her values
      Sadie Robertson with Beth Clark.
      Sadie Robertson represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight on Duck Dynasty. She exhibits poise, respect for her family and friends, and a faith that influences her choices. Everyone wants to know how a family as eclectic as the Robertsons are raising such confident, fun, family-loving kids. With the audiobook, Sadie sheds light on the values instilled by her family that make her the person she is.
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    • How Google works [sound recording]
      How Google works [sound recording]
      Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg
      Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption.
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    • Billy Joel [sound recording] : the definitive biography
      Billy Joel [sound recording] : the definitive biography
      Fred Schruers.
      Provides an unfettered look at into Billy Joel's journey from a pint-sized kid growing up in a cookie-cutter Long Island suburb to a rockstar of monumental success, and the person that remains behind his iconic status. After sitting down with Joel for over 100 hours of exclusive interviews, Schruers tells Joel's story with an unparalleled level of intimate knowledge.
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    • Death of a King [sound recording] : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year
      Death of a King [sound recording] : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year
      Tavis Smiley
      Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations.
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    • Hope [sound recording] : entertainer of the century
      Hope [sound recording] : entertainer of the century
      Richard Zoglin.
      Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. He helped redefine what it means to be a star. Richard Zoglin shows there is still much to be learned about this public figure, who, unlike many Hollywood stars, truly loved being famous, appreciated its responsibilities, and handled celebrity with extraordinary grace.
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