Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon Kerslake's father sacrificed everything to make sure his son's dreams come true. Now it is Simon's chance to rise as high as those dreams allow...Ray Gould was born to the back streets but raised with pride-a quality matched by a sharp intellect and the desire to attain the impossible...Andrew Fraser was raised by a soccer hero turned politician. Now it's his turn for heroics, whatever the cost. From strangers to rivals, four men embark on a journey for the highest stakes of all-the keys to No. 10 Downing Street. Unfolding over three decades, their honor will be tested, their loyalties betrayed, and their love of family and country challenged. But in a game where there is a first among equals, only one can triumph. BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED: 1st chapter of Jeffrey Archer's newest novel SINS OF THE FATHER, coming May 2012. SINS OF THE FATHER: On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.... Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U-boat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw. When Bradshaw dies in the night, Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity. On landing in America, however, Bradshaw quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting him in New York. Without any way of proving his true identity, Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.
Managing people when you're not their boss is a challenge, particularly in professional service firms where, increasingly, top professionals are being tapped to lead their peers. Now Patrick McKenna and David Maister provide a 'play book' for professionals trying to be both a team member and coach. In industies ranging from banking and insurance to law and engineering, as well as in research labs and software companies, management responsibility is increasingly delegated - ususally without guidance - to those who head up smaller teams of professionals. FIRST AMONG EQUALS speaks directly to those who have gone from focusing on their own performance to being a group manager in charge of leading others. From understanding the group leader role to setting terms of reference and effectively dealing with talented prima donnas, McKenna and Maister present a thorough introduction to managing and orchestrating talent.
'First Among Equals' is a collection of fables about the world as it is today. This is an extraordinary zoo where the beasts of our time are presented. Capitalist sharks, opportunist politicians and spin doctors, bankers without scruples, flies brain-washed by soap operas, corrupt senators, rat pack journalists. These fables have been written with courage, and need courage to read them. Any feeling that we may have left within us examines our moral values which have existed for centuries. The fight for the truth is more important to the author than survival; he believes that by opposing deviation in today's world, in spite of everything, will bring hope, and thereby open a road to a new beginning. Sooner or later evolution will bring a man from the chaos of our material world. The author is a master of fragments. He is writing with style, provoking intellect, with wit and irony.
A guide to managing professional environments by two noted business consultants provides readers with the "play book" for inspiring employees to do their best on the job as it furnishes helpful guidance on the art of leadership. 25,000 first printing.
Review "This engrossing, well-spun tale of ambition and will-to-power is a pick-hit in the summer sweepstakes. Archer received his usual high marks for readability and gives his novel a pleasing sense of substance."-Publishers Weekly "All the elements that make for a great commercial fiction: ambition, lust, greed, duplicity...a whale of a tale."-Newsday "Top-flight entertainment."-United Press International "Archer invests his novels with drama, irony and suspense-First Among Equals is no exception...fascinating."-The Boston Herald "A razzle-dazzle fictional turn...engaging...pertinent and compelling." -The Washington Times Magazine "Archer is a master entertainer."--Time Magazine "There isn't a better storyteller alive."-Larry King "Archer is one of the most captivating storytellers writing today. His novels are dramatic, fast moving, totally entertaining-and almost impossible to put down."-Pittsburgh Press "Cunning plots, silken style...Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." -The New York Times "A storyteller in the class of Alexander Dumas...Unsurpassed skill...making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next."-The Washington Post Product Description Charles Seymour, second-born son, will never be the earl like his father, but he did inherit his mother's strength-and the will to realize his destiny...Simon Kerslake's father sacrificed everything to make sure his son's dreams come true. Now it is Simon's chance to rise as high as those dreams allow...Ray Gould was born to the back streets but raised with pride-a quality matched by a sharp intellect and the desire to attain the impossible...Andrew Fraser was raised by a soccer hero turned politician. Now it's his turn for heroics, whatever the cost. From strangers to rivals, four men embark on a journey for the highest stakes of all-the keys to No. 10 Downing Street. Unfolding over three decades, their honor will be tested, their loyalties betrayed, and their love of family and country challenged. But in a game where there is a first among equals, only one can triumph.
The office of the president of India has been graced by stalwarts who have made important contributions to different areas of public life. This collection of life sketches enables children to get a glimpse of the men and women who have lived in Rahtrapati Bhavan and presided over important national events.
Democrahive is the government of the future, a transnational government that emerges from the fires of the Fifth World War. Under the leadership of 'the board', the citizens of Democrahive all have jobs, even if many do the jobs of one. Nearly all major diseases like cancer have been cured and the technological progress of humankind has never been stronger. However, there are prices to be paid by the citizen in this new political system, especially for men. Doctor Simon Willdash is one such Democrahive citizen, a microbiologist with the Secular-Washington Department of Agriculture. When a radical animal rights terrorist group unexpectedly unleashes a recombinant virus upon the world, Doctor Simon Willdash is called in by the board to save Democrahive. Now all Simon has to do is convince himself the system is worth saving.
Australia’s Prime Ministers from Barton to Turnbull
Author: Kim Wildman
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Since Federation in 1901, 28 men and one woman have served in the position of Australian prime minister. From Barton to Turnbull, they are the leaders who have helped forge Australia’s national identity. Some have had the position thrust upon them. Some have plotted and schemed their way to the top. Four have served more than once. Three have died in office. Seven have been unceremoniously dumped by their own party. This small-format reference book tells the story of each of these prime ministers, setting their actions in the context of their time. In today’s world of quick-fire politics, it also looks to the future, and to how the public’s perception of politics and its leaders is changing in this era of instant communication and social media scrutiny.
Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration
Author: Hans Louis Trefousse
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"In this book, a leading historian finally takes the full measure of Lincoln's reputation. Drawing on a range of primary documents - speeches, newspaper accounts and editorials, private letters, memoirs, and other sources - Hans L. Trefousse gives us the voices of Lincoln's own time. From citizens North and South, at home and abroad, here are politicians and ordinary people, soldiers and statesmen, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, in a rich chorus of American opinion. Trefousse carefully crafts a clear picture of how his contemporaries measured Lincoln's great strengths - and shortcomings."--BOOK JACKET.