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.
Author: Dan White
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
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 intriguingthough chillingruler will captivate readers as well as give them an understanding of the conflicts in Europe and Asia at this time.
Terrifying Tyrant of Russia
Author: Ryan Nagelhout
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This definitive biography offers abundant details on the life of Russian Czar Ivan IV, including his violent moodswings and his callous cruelty.
Author: Robert Payne,Nikita Romanoff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Opens discussion on the moral issues and prejudices surrounding bullying in schools.
Author: David Calcutt
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
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
Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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.
Author: Maureen Perrie,Andrei Pavlov
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.
Author: Fred Thursfield
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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 . . .
Author: John Gribbin,D.G. Compton
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Her Visualization, Rituals, and Forms
Author: Elizabeth English
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Sandy Moss
Category: Biography & Autobiography
They came to Mars inquiring after the stuff of Empire. They got—The Terrible Answer
Author: Arthur G. Hill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A study of Ivan the Terrible's depiction in Russian folklore, and the controversies surrounding it.
Author: Maureen Perrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
10 Tools of Persuasion to Connect, Communicate, and Win in Business
Author: Chris Helder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Author: Isabel de Madariaga
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Gilbert L Morris
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Presents insights and guidance on developing and maintaining one's spiritual leadership skills.
Moving People on to God's Agenda
Author: Henry T. Blackaby,Richard Blackaby
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
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.
Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State
Author: Mark Schrad
Publisher: Oxford University Press