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Alexander the Great and Hern n Cort s

Author : Justin D. Lyons
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This is a biographical pairing of two of the greatest conquerors in human history, drawing its inspiration from Plutarch’s Parallel Lives. Like Plutarch, the purpose of the pairing is not primarily historical. While Plutarch covers the history of each of the lives he chronicles, he also emphasizes questions of character and the larger lessons of politics to be derived from the deeds he recounts. The book provides a narrative account both of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian Empire and Cortés’s conquest of the Aztec Empire while reflecting on the larger questions that emerge from each. The campaign narratives are followed by essays devoted to leadership and command that seek to recover the treasures of the Plutarchian approach shaped by moral and political philosophy. Analysis of leadership style and abilities is joined with assessment of character. Special emphasis is given to the speeches provided in historical sources and meditation on rhetorical successes and failures in maintaining the morale and willing service of their men.

Alexander the Great s Art of Strategy

Author : Partha Bose
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Demonstrates how the innovative military strategies and tactics of Alexander the Great can be applied in today's business environment to create a winning philosophy, motivate others, prepare for the unexpected, leave a legacy of lasting value, establish a visionary leadership, build a successful organization, and more. Reprint.

Law and History in Cervantes Don Quixote

Author : Susan Byrne
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Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a deep consideration of the intellectual environment that gave rise to Cervantes’ seminal work. Susan Byrne demonstrates how Cervantes synthesized the debates surrounding the two most authoritative discourses of his era – those of law and history – into a new aesthetic product, the modern novel. Byrne uncovers the empirical underpinnings of Don Quixote through a close philological study of Cervantes’ sly questioning of and commentary on these fields. As she skilfully demonstrates, while sixteenth-century historiographers and jurists across southern Europe sought the philosophical nexus of their fields, Cervantes created one through the adventures of a protagonist whose history is all about justice. As such, Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote illustrates how Cervantes’ art highlighted the inconsistencies of juridical-historical texts and practice, as well as anticipated the ultimate resolution of their paradoxes.

When Cultures Collide

Author : Richard Lewis
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A major new edition of the classic work that revolutionised the way business is conducted across cultures and around the globe. It provides leaders and managers with practical strategies to embrace differences and successfully work across diverse business cultures. Capturing the rising influence and the seismic changes throughout many regions of the world, cross-cultural expert and international businessman Richard Lewis has significantly broadened the scope of his seminal work on global business and communication. Thoroughly updated to include the latest political events and cultural changes, as well as covering nine new countries to complete Europe, broadening the scope of the book. Building on his LMR model, Lewis gives leaders and managers practical strategies to embrace differences and work successfully across increasingly diverse business cultures.

Value Negotiation

Author : Horacio Falcao
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Value Negotiation: How to Finally Get the Win-Win Right examines the complicated world of negotiation and provides a simple and practical approach in helping negotiators learn how to consistently deliver the highest possible value at the lowest possible risk in the widest range of situations. The textbook consists of three parts: in Become a Negotiator, challenge yourself to rethink your foundations and assumptions about negotiation, in Prepare for Negotiation, find out how to choose a negotiation goal and strategy, and anticipate critical moments during negotiation and in Negotiate!, uncover how you can connect with negotiating parties, work towards gaining mutual value, and finally, make the best possible decision. In each part, a wide variety of dialogues, scenarios, discussion questions and exercises have been specially designed to prepare you for commonly experienced situations and settings in negotiation. For university professors, adopting the Value Negotiation book entitles you to request a comprehensive Instructor’s Package that includes an Instructor’s Manual and a set of teaching slides.

Many Mexicos

Author : Lesley Byrd Simpson
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This comprehensive text covers the history and culture of Mexico.

Crisis and Recovery

Author : Larry Elliott
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During the ongoing global financial crisis, a lack of moral and ethical leadership in society has been exposed. The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury and Larry Elliott, The Guardian , bring together their thoughts on the issues of ethics and morality in business, with contributions from leading business figures.

Conquest

Author : Hugh Thomas
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Drawing on newly discovered sources and writing with brilliance, drama, and profound historical insight, Hugh Thomas presents an engrossing narrative of one of the most significant events of Western history. Ringing with the fury of two great empires locked in an epic battle, Conquest captures in extraordinary detail the Mexican and Spanish civilizations and offers unprecedented in-depth portraits of the legendary opponents, Montezuma and Cortés. Conquest is an essential work of history from one of our most gifted historians.

Dark Trade

Author : Donald McRae
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WINNER OF THE 1996 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE. In the early 1990s, Donald McRae set out to discover the truth about the intense and forbidding world of professional boxing. Travelling around the States and Britain, he was welcomed into the inner sanctums of some of the greatest fighters of the period - men such as Mike Tyson, Chris Eubank, Oscar de la Hoya, Frank Bruno, Evander Holyfield and Naseem Hamed among them. They opened up to him, revealing unforgettable personal stories from both inside and outside the ring, and explaining why it is that some are driven to compete in this most brutal of sports, risking their health and even their lives. The result is a classic account of boxing that remains as fresh and entertaining as when it was first published almost 20 years ago. McRae approaches his subjects with wit, compassion and insight, and the result was a book that was a deserved winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.

USA One Nation Under God

Author : Jose Carlos Diaz
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The U.S.A claims to be "one nation under God." If that God is the Christian God this statement is false. The author of this book sets out to prove this thesis with the analysis of over a dozen U.S. war events spanning over a century. The U.S.A. is now the only world superpower. How did it get there? By walking down the path marked by "Manifest Destiny." With the arrival of the Mayflower, the English Puritans believed that God preordained them to spread their eternal values throughout the world. This presumptuous goal eventually became the U.S. expansionist policy, the basis for its political and economical conquest of the world. Uncle Sam, disguised with a false philanthropy, became the Northern Colossus. He is shouting that the country where he lives is "one nation under God," however, it really is against God. Repent, USA! This book is demonstrating this hypocrisy through an examination of U.S. military interventions around the world, starting with the explosion of the "Maine" in 1898 and ending with the Operation "Iraqi Freedom" in 2003.