´´Rich both in twists and period detail, this tale of big-city ambition is impossible to put down.´´-People Fiona Davis´s stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City´s glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950s a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side by side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon´s glitzy past. When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren´t: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn´t belong-a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she´s introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that´s used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon´s gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby´s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman´s rent-controlled apartment. It´s a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby´s upstairs neighbor, to resist-not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose´s obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.
College Readiness in Participants in Concurrent Enrollment Programs: Todd Martin
Seeing your business through a new lens. Innovation has become such a ubiquitous value, it´s in danger of becoming cliche. Companies frequently talk about it as the sweeping secret to solve all their business problems; however, they often don´t know where to start or how to expand beyond creative brainstorming to strategically identify and act upon new business opportunities. Andi Simon is a corporate anthropologist who has empowered thousands of business leaders to see their companies with fresh eyes, identify their next big ideas, and - most importantly - turn innovative solutions into executable change. In her groundbreaking book, On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights, Andi presents her unique methods for harnessing innovation and revitalizing business growth. Taking readers on a journey through seven case studies, Andi shares how she helped these businesses discover new and profitable growth opportunities by exploring the untapped resources that were right in front of them. From a medical center facing multiple years in the red to a rural university battling decreasing enrollment to an equipment manufacturer whose award-winning product just wasn´t selling - the stories of these seven companies struggling to innovate and grow provide invigorating testimony to the power of corporate anthropology. Whether searching for a way to revitalize a business or to expand a successful company into new and profitable directions, the strategies outlined in On the Brink will give readers the fresh approach they need to achieve meaningful business breakthroughs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Simon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072308/bk_acx0_072308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eve L. Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures - they´re an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together. Never was that role more apparent than in 2013 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced an unprecedented wave of school closings. Pitched simultaneously as a solution to a budget problem, a response to declining enrollments, and a chance to purge bad schools that were dragging down the whole system, the plan was met with a roar of protest from parents, students, and teachers. But if these schools were so bad, why did people care so much about keeping them open? Ewing´s answer begins with a story of systemic racism, inequality, bad faith, and distrust that stretches deep into Chicago history. Black communities see the closing of their schools - schools that are certainly less than perfect but that are theirs - as one more in a long line of racist policies. The fight to keep them open is yet another front in the ongoing struggle of black people in America to build successful lives and achieve true self-determination.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/016423/bk_tant_016423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a revolting cast of nasties, this mischievous audiobook demonstrates that perhaps life is not so great when spent solely in the pursuit of vileness. Lessons at the University of Vile are strict. With a timetable designed to refine the skills of grabbing, snatching, pushing, shoving, surreptitious tripping, and not-paying-attention, students must strive to hone their bad manners, poor personal hygiene, and repulsive habits. Graduation depends on demonstrating their monstrosity at all times. Those who don´t meet the grade are destined for things far worse - disqualification and a quick enrollment at the dreaded Academy of Manners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Hinde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089898/bk_acx0_089898_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using Qualitative Action Research to Effect Change:Implications on Student´s Enrollment Sreejith Sudhakar/ Jayakumar K. N./ Sreehari Ravindranath
In this behind-the-scenes look at the making of a champion, the coach of the Villanova University men´s basketball team shares his competitive and cooperative philosophy along with lessons from his coaching career and the story of his personal road to success. When Kris Jenkins sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament, it was a victory not just for a team and its coach but for an entire program. In his 20th season with the Villanova program, including a five-year stint as an assistant to Coach Rollie Massimino, Coach Jay Wright had achieved his lifelong dream - and witnessed the culmination of a decades-long effort to build a culture of winning around a set of core values. In Attitude, Coach Wright shares some of the leadership secrets that have enabled Villanova, a private university with an undergraduate enrollment of less than 6,500, to thrive in the hypercompetitive world of college athletics. As he recounts the story of the 2015-2016 Wildcats, Coach Wright offers anecdotes from his own journey up the ladder of success, with lessons learned on the Little League playing fields of his youth and wisdom passed down from his coaches and mentors. Each step of Villanova´s journey to a national championship incorporates a signature term torn from Coach Wright´s own motivational playbook. Here are key principles that aspiring leaders can apply not only on the basketball court but in the boardroom, the classroom, and the living room. From learning to accept your role to remembering to honor those who came before you, Jay Wright´s core values provide a positive blueprint for transformational team building based on the idea that anyone - from the head coach to the last player on the bench - can be a leader when the moment demands it. The product of a lifetime´s worth of championship-level preparation, Attitude is perfect for anyone looking to build a team, achieve a goal, or nurture their own winning 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Sheridan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004954/bk_rand_004954_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1988, Dr. John Casey, a professor visiting Burma, meets a waiter in Mandalay with a passion for the works of James Joyce, and the encounter changes both their lives. Pascal, a member of the Kayan Padaung tribe, was the first member of his community to study English at a university. Within months of his meeting with Dr. Casey, Pascal´s world lay in ruins. Burma´s military dictatorship forces him to sacrifice his studies, and the regime´s brutal armed forces murder his lover. Fleeing to the jungle, he becomes a guerrilla fighter in the life-or-death struggle against the government. In desperation, he writes a letter to the Englishman he met in Mandalay. Miraculously reaching its destination, the letter leads to Pascal´s rescue and his enrollment in Cambridge University, where he is the first Burmese tribesman ever to attend. From the Land of Green Ghosts unforgettably evokes the realities of life in modern-day Burma and one man´s long journey to freedom despite almost unimaginable odds.
Many terms were bestowed upon the mysterious Fritz Duquesne throughout his colorful life, but perhaps the most fitting ever attributed to him was: ´´the most dangerous prisoner to have ever lived.´´But before this Boer warrior-turned-spy reached the heights of infamy that awarded him such acclaim, Fritz Joubert Duquesne lived a life of adventure that many people wouldn’t experience in a hundred lifetimes. From a young age, Fritz harboured a burning resentment toward the British army, stemming from the brutal treatment suffered by his family during the Anglo-Boer wars.Fritz vowed revenge against the nation that took from him those he held dear, leading to his own enrollment in the military of whichever side fought opposite the British forces.Through complex prison escapes, destructive acts of sabotage, and heroic feats that are even too far-fetched for fiction, Fritz Duquesne exacted revenge in the most daring, unbelievable, and all-round theatrical manner possible.His life crossed oceans and continents, assuming multiple aliases and personas along the way. Eventually, Fritz Duquesne found himself a crucial cog in the Nazi machine, ultimately being responsible for the largest spy ring ever uncovered in the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Gwynne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139548/bk_acx0_139548_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Odd Girl Out, a deeply urgent audiobook that gives adults the tools to help girls in high school and college reject ´´supergirl´´ pressure, overcome a toxic stress culture, and become resilient adults with healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives. For many girls today, the drive to achieve is fueled by brutal self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Though young women have never been more ´´successful´´ - outpacing boys in GPAs and college enrollment - they have also never struggled more. On the surface, girls may seem exceptional, but in reality, they are anxious and overwhelmed, feeling that, no matter how hard they try, they will never be smart enough, successful enough, pretty enough, thin enough, popular enough, or sexy enough. Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence - nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth. Backed by vivid case studies, Simmons warns that we have raised a generation of young women so focused on achieving that they avoid healthy risks, overthink setbacks, and suffer from imposter syndrome, believing they are frauds. As they spend more time projecting an image of effortless perfection on social media, these girls are prone to withdraw from the essential relationships that offer solace and support and bolster self-esteem. Deeply empathetic and meticulously researched, Enough as She Is offers a clear understanding of this devastating problem and provides practical parenting advice - including teaching girls self-compassion as an alternative to self-criticism, how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate toxic elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when they need it. Enough as She Is sounds an alarm to parents and educators, argu 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Durante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006520/bk_harp_006520_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
VARSITY ATHLETICS AND ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT:A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP Maureen Weatherall
With things still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend Shane, Claire has been granted the opportunity to move out of Morganville - and she´s taking it. Escorted to the town borders by Myrnin, she is given her admission papers to MIT, along with enrollment in an advanced study course with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native. But it´s hard to leave the town, the vamps and her friends behind, and Claire can´t help but wonder whether leaving Morganville is actually a mistake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Fenton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007040/bk_bbcw_007040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.