The Terrible Leader

Author: Dan White

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9814351776

Category: Business

Page: 313

View: 785

This book is unlike any other management book on the market. In a crowded market place full of well-intentioned books with advice and guidance on how to be a better leader, The Terrible Leader goes completely against the grain.
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Ivan the Terrible

Terrifying Tyrant of Russia

Author: Ryan Nagelhout

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482447940

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2938

Does Ivan Vasilyevich, also known as Ivan the Terrible, deserve his menacing moniker? The grand prince of Moscow built an empire in the 16th century to become the first tsar of Russia in 1547. Though his achievements were considerable during his time in power, his suspicions about the loyalty of his subjects led to thousands of executions, casting a bloody pall over his entire reign. This story of an intriguing—though chilling—ruler will captivate readers as well as give them an understanding of the conflicts in Europe and Asia at this time.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Robert Payne,Nikita Romanoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815412290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

View: 9504

This definitive biography offers abundant details on the life of Russian Czar Ivan IV, including his violent moodswings and his callous cruelty.
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The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

Author: David Calcutt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174325543

Category: Bullying

Page: 82

View: 595

Opens discussion on the moral issues and prejudices surrounding bullying in schools.
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With Fire and Sword - An Historical Novel of Poland and Russia

Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473362946

Category: Fiction

Page: 819

View: 3575

This vintage book contains Henryk Sienkiewicz's 1884 historical novel, “With Fire and Sword”. It is set in the seventeenth century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the time of the Khmelnytsky Uprising, and presents real historical events interwoven wit
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Maureen Perrie,Andrei Pavlov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894677

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 6667

This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar – whether as ‘crazed tyrant’ and ‘evil genius’, on the one hand, or as a ‘great and wise statesman’, on the other – to provide a more balanced picture. It examines the ways in which Ivan’s policies contributed to the creation of Russia’s distinctive system of unlimited monarchical rule. Ivan is best remembered for his reign of terror, the book pays due attention to the horrors of his executions, tortures and repressions, especially in the period of the oprichnina (1565-72), when he mysteriously divided his realm into two parts, one of which was under the direct control of the tsar and his oprichniki (bodyguard). This work argues that the often gruesome forms assumed by the terror reflected not only Ivan’s personal cruelty and sadism, but also his religious views about the divinely ordained right of the tsar to punish his treasonous subjects, just as sinners were punished in Hell. Primarily chronological in its organisation, the book focuses on three main aspects of Ivan’s power: the territorial expansion of the state, the mythology, rituals and symbols of monarchy; and the development of the autocratic system of rule.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Terrible Secret

Author: Fred Thursfield

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780922299

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 5974

It is the start of the First World War. Sherlock Holmes is coaxed out of a short lived retirement to track down an exotic dancer to retrieve a dangerous secret accidentally given to her by a young patent clerk before it falls into the hands of a hostile government. As much a detective story as a brief history of the causes, reasons and the long term futility of a long forgotten war.
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Author: John Gribbin,D.G. Compton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575132299

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4245

The day of ice and fire, that brings in its wake devastation to the world. Dr Robert Graham, noted nuclear physicist, has campaigned hard and long for disarmament. Now his patience is at an end. With an ill-assorted handful of desperate, like-minded 'terrorists', he plans to hold the human race to ransom. His bargaining power is terrifying - nothing short of Ragnarok itself. The world governments must listen - or the countdown to nuclear winter has already begun . . .
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Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms

Author: Elizabeth English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861716574

Category: Religion

Page: 608

View: 9358

Vajrayogini is a tantric goddess from the highest class of Buddhist tantras who manifests the ultimate development of wisdom and compassion. Her practice is prevalent today among practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition relating to siva. The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depicts Vajrayogini at the center of a mandala of thirty-seven different goddesses, and is here presented in full translation alongside a Sanskrit edition. Elizabeth English provides extensive explanation and annotation of this representative text. Sixteen pages of stunning color plates not only enhance the study but bring the goddess to life.
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The Terrible Loyalty

Author: Sandy Moss


ISBN: 1300705647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 6896

Based on the true story of two men, already lifelong friends, who ventured into the heart of the endless ocean at its loneliest point in a 20-foot sailboat. Embarking on a trip across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii, they navigated by means only of a sextant and the stars. They had planned for an uneventful sail, but encountered a storm that sealed their fates irrevocably together as they battled to survive. Readers will come to know these extraordinary men and their amazing journey--not only on the sea, but beyond--then agonize with them in their most powerful test. Other sailors have crossed the ocean's expanse, but few with such primitive tools, such a small vessel, and the depth of friendship and determination of these two friends.
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The Terrible Answer

Author: Arthur G. Hill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633550648

Category: Fiction

Page: 12

View: 7824

They came to Mars inquiring after the stuff of Empire. They got—The Terrible Answer
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The Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Folklore

Author: Maureen Perrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891004

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8405

A study of Ivan the Terrible's depiction in Russian folklore, and the controversies surrounding it.
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Samuel's Advice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612157319


Page: N.A

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The Ultimate Book of Influence

10 Tools of Persuasion to Connect, Communicate, and Win in Business

Author: Chris Helder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118641310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3754

Master the power of influence and persuasion to achieve morein work and life For business leaders and managers, as well as those who work insales, the power of influence can be a potent advantage. Theability to persuade others based on what you know about them is thefirst step to convincing someone to buy your product or buy intoyour business vision. In The Ultimate Book of Influence,author Chris Helder—a master of communication and one ofAustralia’s most sought after speakers oninfluence—shares ten essential tools that will enable you toinfluence others so you win the sale or seal the deal. The tools in this book will show you how to read body language,uncover what’s most important to a client, convince others totake action, understand the four essential types of people at yourworkplace, and much more. Written by one of Australia’s most successful speakers onthe art of influence Includes ten powerful tools that allow you to understand whatmatters most to a client or colleague and use that knowledge toinfluence their actions and behaviors Ideal for salespeople, business leaders, corporate executives,and anyone who must regularly convince others to take action Before you can truly influence people, you need to learn how tocommunicate effectively. The Ultimate Book of Influenceteaches you how to choose the right kind of communication techniquefor any situation, so when you speak, you know people arelistening.
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Ivan the Terrible

Author: Isabel de Madariaga

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300119732

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

View: 1918

Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533-1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, and his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isabel de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish, and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralyzed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and to comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.
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The Terrible Beast of Zor

Author: Gilbert L Morris

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575677897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4232

The King of Madria is dying and the armies of Zor have surrounded the kingdom. Some people in the kingdom have even started to follow the Dark Lord. Losing ground, the armies of Madria need a leader. The Prince, who only cares for himself and what makes him happy, is not interested in this role. Goel instructs the Seven Sleepers to try and save Madria by teaching the Prince some of the lessons they have learned, and helping him realize to be a great leader is to be a servant.
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Spiritual Leadership

Moving People on to God's Agenda

Author: Henry T. Blackaby,Richard Blackaby

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805418458

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 3950

Presents insights and guidance on developing and maintaining one's spiritual leadership skills.
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Vodka Politics

Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State

Author: Mark Schrad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199755590

Category: Cooking

Page: 492

View: 1105

Alcohol-and alcoholism-have long been prominent features in Russian life and culture. But as Mark Schrad vividly shows in Vodka Politics, it has also been central to Russian politics. Not simply a chronicle of drinking in Russia, this book shows how alcohol has been a key shaping force in Russian political history.
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