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Featured April 16, 2015
on Good Morning America

The Matheny Manifesto Jerry B. Jenkins

The Matheny Manifesto
by Jerry B. Jenkins, Mike Matheny

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A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

“Nothing worth doing right is easy.” –Mike Matheny Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason three times in his first three years, people have noticed something else about Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Essentialism Greg McKeown

by Greg McKeown

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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Get It Done Sam Bennett

Get It Done
by Sam Bennett

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From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

Creative people tend to see the world a little differently than everyone else. But that doesn’t mean they can’t zero in on their goals, get focused, get organized, and not only accomplish what they want to achieve but earn money doing it. In Get It Done, a beloved teacher and successful writer, actor, and comedian helps you get a handle on your own particular — even peculiar — creative process and harness your energies in Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Overwhelmed Brigid Schulte

by Brigid Schulte

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Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Can working parents in America—or anywhere—ever find true leisure time? According to the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Iowa, true leisure is “that place in which we realize our humanity.” If that’s true, argues Brigid Schulte, then we're doing dangerously little realizing of our humanity. In Overwhelmed, Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, asks: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on CBS This Morning

The Real-Life MBA Jack Welch

The Real-Life MBA
by Jack Welch, Suzy Welch

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Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career

The business titans and #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Winning return with a modern, essential guide for everyone in business today—and tomorrow—that explores the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, and building a thriving career. In the decade since their blockbuster international bestseller Winning was published, Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into business, traveling the world consulting to organizations of every size and Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

Capital Dames Cokie Roberts

Capital Dames
by Cokie Roberts

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The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868

Cokie Roberts, the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, turns her attention to the Civil War in a riveting exploration of the ways in which the conflict transformed not only the lives of women in Washington, D.C., but also the city itself.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social Southern town of Washington, D.C Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on The View

Oh Gussie!

Oh Gussie!
by Kimberly Schlapman, Martha Foose

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Cooking and Visiting in Kimberly's Southern Kitchen

A down-home Southern cookbook by one of the founding members of the platinum-selling country music band Little Big Town and star of the popular cable show Kimberly’s Simply Southern. Kimberly Schlapman is the girl next door. She’s also an award-winning Nashville superstar and the popular host of Kimberly’s Simply Southern, her delightful hit television cooking series. Fans have fallen for Kimberly’s easy confidence in the kitchen and effortless Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on PBS News Hour

Mourning Lincoln Martha Hodes

Mourning Lincoln
by Martha Hodes

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The news of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 15, 1865, just days after Confederate surrender, astounded the war-weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies. Countless expressions of grief and dismay were printed in newspapers and preached in sermons. Public responses to the assassination have been well chronicled, but this book is the first to delve into the personal and intimate responses of everyday people—northerners and southerners, soldiers and civilians Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on PBS News Hour

The War That Forged a Nation James M. McPherson

The War That Forged a Nation
by James M. McPherson

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Why the Civil War Still Matters

More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact, five generations have passed, and Americans are still trying to measure the influence of the immense fratricidal conflict that Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on PBS News Hour

The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns
by Isabel Wilkerson

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The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million Read More »

Featured April 15, 2015
on The O\'Reilly Factor

My Journey with Maya Tavis Smiley

My Journey with Maya
by Tavis Smiley

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Tavis Smiley recounts the story of his friendship with Maya Angelou Tavis Smiley and Maya Angelou met in 1986, when he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often of art, politics, history, music, religion, and race. In My Journey with Maya, Smiley beautifully recounts a friendship filled with conversation that began when he, a Read More »

Featured April 14, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Dealing with China Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Dealing with China
by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

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An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. He negotiated with China on Read More »

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