Description : This book recounts the riveting story of Gary Tharaldson's phenomenal success in the hotel industry. Gary grew up in a small town in rural North Dakota in a loving but impoverished family. As a child, he dreamed of doing "something big." After college, he taught high school and sold insurance on the side. At 26 years of age, he founded Tharaldson Insurance Agency in Valley City, ND, and started investing in real estate, which led him to buy his first hotel there. Then "something big" happened. He started building and running hotels without partners or any formal training in the hospitality industry. To date, he has constructed more than 425 hotels (only 5 percent of them with partners) and will open his 500th hotel around 2020. Gary revolutionized hotel development and management with innovations and efficiencies that have become industry standards.
Description : Open Secrets contests the dominant influences of utilitarianism, expressive individualism, and imperatives to self-improvement by examining a series of texts in which "nothing happens" and arguing that these works, far from hiding from narrative demands, make an open secret of fulfilled experience and yield a revelation without insistence or rhetorical underscoring.
Description : The Open Championship has been a high point of the British sporting calendar for 150 years, but few have been so memorable as in 2009. After four heady days on the fabled Turnberry links (one day it went see, the next it went saw) Tom Watson, an all-tim e great but nearly 60 and with an artificial hip, faced an eight-foot putt to become not just the oldest but also the most successful (along with Harry Vardon) player in Open history. The golfing world held its breath. History hung on the roll of a small white ball. As drama it verged upon the magical. Surely he couldn't prevail; surely he couldn't falter. But this was only one of hundreds of such moments. Robert Winder followed them all, from the start of the qualifying process to the dramatic last gasp. Here he traces the thrills and spills of a resonant sporting drama, listens to the players and administrators, and describes the many ways in which the Open truly is open: the world, to the elements, and to the neverending outrages of fortune.
Description : The Taurus Reach is in turmoil. With tensions mounting between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Ambassador Jetanien works frantically on Starbase Vanguard to halt the escalation toward war. Commodore Diego Reyes, the station's former commander, awaits trial for treason, while the shattered mind of his intelligence officer, T'Prynn, becomes the battlefield in a fight for her very life. But even as matters deteriorate, the discoveries made in the Taurus Reach have captured the imagination of one of the Federation's most promising scientific minds: Dr. Carol Marcus believes she is close to solving a puzzle that will transform her life's work. Meanwhile, an unexpected defection brings a new perspective to the investigation, and Vanguard's Lieutenant Ming Xiong is confronted with an artifact that could be the key to decoding the Taurus Meta-Genome. But with Operation Vanguard teetering between its greatest breakthrough and a conflict that could engulf two quadrants, its future may depend on the man Starfleet has selected to replace Reyes as base commander: Admiral Heihachiro Nogura.
Description : Israel's foreign policy is perceived to be essentially a defensive one by the international community. Why then is it the only nuclear power which refuses to sign the Non-Poliferation Treaty? What are its true foreign and nuclear policies? Using the Hebrew press as his main source, veteran human rights campaigner Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as presented through its own domestic media: ie what other Israeli Jews are told. He argues that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a global policy aiming to control virtually the whole of the Middle East for their own purposes.
Description : On a fall afternoon in 1983, in an upscale Dallas suburb, Rozanne Gailiunas was found stripped, bound to her bed, and shot through the skull. Her four-year-old son has been napping peacefully in the next room when she was killed. Rozanne's husband, Dr. Peter Gailiunas--and her lover, Larry Aylor--immediately fell under suspicion. Until a surprise informant identified the mastermind behind the murder as Aylor's own wife, Joy--a woman so driven by jealousy and greed that she put out a contract on both Rozanne and later her own husband. On the run and managing to elude investigators for eight years, the two-year search for the socialite would eventually end in the south of France. There, authorities found the elusive femme fatale, living as comfortably among the world's elite as she was among hired killers. At last, the authorities' questions would be answered, to reveal a shocking insight into the heart of an unlikely killer, and a small-town Texas crime that made international headlines.
Description : Talks about how, in Uganda, openness about HIV and AIDS has translated into action at the level of the individual, the family, the community and the nation. This has led to a substantial fall in the prevalance of HIV since the height of the epidemic in the early 1990s.
Description : This brilliant masterpiece is for those who cannot do one thing for a specific period of time, those who quit too soon, and those people who have no personal guiding principle for their lives. C. C. Okonkwo unveils the great achievers open secrets to help you stay on course regardless of challenges. The secrets in this book are a source of wisdom. Every chapter of this book will open you up to timeless principles that will transform you if you obey them. In this book, you will learn how to do the following: —Find your purpose —Implant you purpose in mind —Plan right —Stay focused —Stay enthusiastic —Apply success laws —Overcome lack of constancy of purpose and more. Consistency of Purpose is a powerful book that will help you breakthrough regardless of breakdowns.