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People of the Book
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Als im kriegszerstörten Sarajevo ein altes jüdisches Gebetsbuch gefunden wird, macht sich die Restauratorin Hannah Heath auf den Weg nach Bosnien. Dort trifft sie auf den engagierten Bibliothekar Ozren Karamen, der großes Interesse an dem Buchfund hat.

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Normal People by Sally Rooney (Book Analysis) (...
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Normal People with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Normal People by Sally Rooney, which traces the on-off relationship between Connell and Marianne as they go through high school and then university together. Their relationship is threatened first by Connell?s reluctance to be seen with Marianne, who is an outcast at their school, and then by the class divide between them, but their connection never truly fades and they repeatedly find themselves drawn back together. As the follow-up to Sally Rooney?s acclaimed debut novel Conversations with Friends , Normal People was one of the most anticipated books of 2018. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 and won ?Best Novel? at the Costa Book Awards in the same year. Find out everything you need to know about Normal People in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: ? A complete plot summary ? Character studies ? Key themes and symbols ? Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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Start With Why - Summarized for Busy People: Ho...
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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Simon Sinek started a movement in 2009 helping people become inspired at work and inspire people around them. Since then, he has inspired millions of people with his idea—including more than 28 million people who have watched his TED Talk which is the third most watched TED talks of all time. Sinek asks an essential question: Why do some people and organizations become more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Why do some companies have greater loyalty from their customers and employees? Even among successful ones, why are so few able to repeat their success? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had one thing in common—they started with WHY. They discovered that people can´t buy a product, service, movement, or even idea unless they understand the WHY behind it. Start with Why shares how leaders—those who have the greatest influence in the world—think; act, and communicate in the same way. And it´s the opposite of what everybody else does. Sinek calls this concept the Golden Circle and it explains how organizations are built, movements are led, and people are inspired. And it starts with WHY. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

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Other People´s Struggles (eBook, ePUB)
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Other People´s Struggles is the first attempt in over forty years to explain the place of ´´conscience constituents´´ in social movements. Conscience constituents are people who participate in a movement, but do not stand to benefit if it succeeds. Why do such people participate, when they do not stand to benefit? Why are they sometimes present and sometimes absent in social movements? Why and when is their participation welcome to those who do stand to benefit, and why and when is it not? The work proposes an original theory to answer these questions, crossing disciplinary boundaries to draw on the findings of social psychology, philosophy and political theory, in search of explanations of why people act altruistically and what it means to others when they do so. The theory is illustrated by examples from British history, including the anti-slavery movement, the women´s suffrage and liberation movements, labor and socialist movements, anti-colonial movements, anti-poverty movements and movements for global justice. Other People´s Struggles also contributes to new debates concerning the rights and wrongs of speaking for others. Debates concerning the limits of solidarity--who can be an ally and on what terms--have become topical in contemporary politics, especially in identity politics and in the newest social movements. The work provides a theoretical and empirical account of how these questions have been addressed in the past and how they might be framed today.

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How to Manage People (eBook, ePUB)
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From bestselling author Michael Armstrong comes a new edition of the business staple, How to Manage People . Providing valuable insight into the skills required to be an effective manager, this one-stop guide to people management will help you get the best from your staff through motivation, reward and leadership. Fully updated for 2019, this 4th edition now features even more practical exercises, useful templates, and top tips, alongside advice on managing virtual teams, enhancing employee engagement and managing conflict. Essential reading for anyone who wants to get the best from their teams, How to Manage People distils the essence of good management into one handy, easy-to-use book. The Creating Success series of books... Unlock vital skills, power up your performance and get ahead with the bestselling Creating Success series. Written by experts for new and aspiring managers and leaders, this million-selling collection of accessible and empowering guides will get you up to speed in no time. Packed with clever thinking, smart advice and the kind of winning techniques that really get results, you´ll make fast progress, quickly reach your goals and create lasting success in your career.

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New People (eBook, ePUB)
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Named a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, VOGUE, TIME MAGAZINE, NPR and THE ROOT Named A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ BY Vogue • Elle • Harper´s Bazaar • Glamour • Buzzfeed • In Style • Men´s Journal • Bustle • Ms. Magazine • Pop Sugar • Newsday • The Millions • Time Out • Bitch • CNN´s The Lead • The Fader ´´[A] cutting take on race and class...part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Disturbing and delicious.´´ -People ´´You´ll gulp Senna´s novel in a single sitting-but then mull over it for days.´´ -Entertainment Weekly ´´Everyone should read it.´´ -Vogue From the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America. As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil, her college sweetheart, are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, ´´King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom.´´ Their skin is the same shade of beige. They live together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn, where Khalil is riding the wave of the first dot-com boom and Maria is plugging away at her dissertation, on the Jonestown massacre. They´ve even landed a starring role in a documentary about ´´new people´´ like them, who are blurring the old boundaries as a brave new era dawns. Everything Maria knows she should want lies before her--yet she can´t stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria´s perfect new life but her very persona. Heartbreaking and darkly comic, New People is a bold and unfettered page-turner that challenges our every assumption about how we define one another, and ourselves.

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Normal People (eBook, ePUB)
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018 WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEAR LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN´S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can´t. SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019

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The Best People (eBook, ePUB)
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An engrossing look at the Trump cabinet: the scandals, the incompetence, the assault on the federal government, the bungled attempts to impose order on an administration lost in a chaos of its own making. Donald Trump promised a return to national greatness, but each day of his presidency seems to bring a new crisis, a deepening sense of national unease. Why, and how, has he failed his supporters? And how has he, on occasion, bested his detractors? The Best People takes complete measure of the Trump administration, to grasp with clarity the president and his intentions, and how those intentions are being carried out-or subverted-by the people he has hired. Alexander Nazaryan argues that the ´´assault on the administrative state´´ promised by Steve Bannon in early 2017 never came. What the American people got instead was Wilbur Ross hauling his tennis pro to confirmation hearing preparations; Scott Pruitt running away from rattlesnakes; Reince Priebus enduring insults from junior White House staffers. And yet, bungling as Trump´s cabinet members have been, they have managed to either damage or arrest many of the gears that make government run. They have given away public lands to oil companies and allowed corporate lobbyists to make decisions about what is best for the American people, and have done it all while flying on private jets and dining at the finest restaurants, at taxpayers´ expense. Meticulously reported and enthrallingly told, The Best People takes readers inside the federal government under Trump´s control, a government assailed by the very people charged to lead it, a government awash in confusion and corruption.

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The People in the Trees (eBook, ePUB)
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The stunning debut novel, from the author of A Little Life . It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of forest dwellers who appear to have attained a form of immortality that preserves the body but not the mind. Perina uncovers their secret and returns with it to America, where he soon finds great success. But his discovery has come at a terrible cost, not only for the islanders, but for Perina himself. Hanya Yanagihara´s The People in the Trees marks the debut of a remarkable new voice in American fiction.

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