In this new short biography of Ulysses S. Grant, leading scholars provide an accessible introduction to Grant and his legacy. Grant led Federal forces to victory in the Civil War, was the first modern American president, and authored his memoirs, which would eventually become one of the greatest books of nonfiction by an American author.The authors present a thematic exploration of Grant, providing the necessary insight to appreciate Grant and correct the myths that for too long clouded his true importance. They highlight specific moments or relationships in Grant’s life - including his connection to such key figures as Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain - and elaborate on the more controversial elements of Grant’s legacy, such as accusations about his drinking and corruption during the Grant presidency. Not to overlook his military accomplishments, they devote time to the study of Grant’s war strategy and military career, beginning as early as his reluctant enrollment into West Point.From humble birth to tragic death, this new take on Ulysses S. Grant instills readers with a deeper understanding of the military legend’s nuanced personal history and an appreciation for the late president’s tragic and triumphant story.The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Moriarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159877/bk_acx0_159877_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How women around the world are leading powerful change. Women's progress is global progress. Where there is an increase in women's university enrollment rates, women's earnings, and maternal health, and a reduction in violence against women, we see more prosperous communities, better educated, healthier families, and the preservation of equal human rights. Yet globally, women remain the most consistently under-utilized resource. Vital Voices calls for and makes possible transformative leadership around the world. In Vital Voices, CEO Alyse Nelson shares the stories of remarkable, world-changing women, as well as the story of how Vital Voices was founded, crossing lines that typically divide. For 15 years, Vital Voices has brought together women who want to enable others to become change agents in their governments, advocates for social justice, and supporters of democracy. They equip women with management and business development skills to expand their enterprises and create jobs in their communities. Their voices, stories, and hard-earned lessons - shared here for the first time - are deeply authentic and truly vital.Features interviews and first-person accounts of global leaders, such as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, and Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize-winning Burmese pro-democracy leader, as well as business leadersDraws on the work of the Vital Voices, the organization founded by Hillary Clinton in 1997 as a government initiative that transformed into a leading non-profit, which enables a network of 10,000 emerging women leaders in politics, human rights, and economic development in 127 countries. These women have gone on to mentor and train more than 500,000Focuses on the key elements of the Vital Voices five-step model of transformational leadership, including how to find a voice, lead with purpose, cross lines that divide, and more Through the firsthand 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004921/bk_adbl_004921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Poker math is a vitally important aspect to no-limit hold'em poker, but it's often overlooked or simply not used because many poker players fear it's too difficult to learn. I'm here to tell you it is not. In fact, fundamental poker math is very easy to learn. More importantly, it can yield you a lot more profits at the poker table.In this book, I'll teach you how to use simple math at the poker table to gain a huge skill advantage over your opponents that'll allow you to win more and lose less. First, you'll be introduced to several fundamental overarching poker concepts that apply to poker math. Then we'll begin our journey into poker math where you'll learn about fundamental poker mathematics, including probabilities and odds, pot equity, pot odds, implied odds, the rule of two and four, expected value (EV), and much more. We'll then embark on a journey of learning about important pre-flop and post-flop poker mathematical concepts, such as pre-flop all-in situations, set-mining, steal attempts, three-bet bluffing, betting with the best hand, semi-bluffing all-in, bluffs and hero calls. Lastly, you'll learn how to perform basic and intermediate expected value calculations and utilize card combinations, better known as combinatorics.Expanded edition includes:New material with greatly expanded content and four new chaptersOver 70 carefully devised practice and example poker handsFree enrollment into my eight-point-five hour essential poker math video training courseAfter listening to this book, you'll have mastered fundamental no-limit hold'em mathematics. You'll have gained a huge skill advantage over your opponents and will be able to effectively use math at the poker table to make profitable moves. Most importantly, you'll become a much better and profitable poker player!Purchase this book today to start advancing your poker game with simple poker math. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Alexander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173433/bk_acx0_173433_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.
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.
This book is about Socio-Cultural Assessment of Primary Education: A Study among the Yanadi, A Scheduled Tribe in Andhra Pradesh. Major objectives of the study are: To study ethnographic profile including levels of literacy among the Yanadi, a Schedule Tribe in Nellore and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh, To examine the enrollment, absenteeism and dropouts among the Yanadi children, to understand the extent of their participation in Primary Education, to understand opinion and attitudes of parents towards school education and in sending/not sending their children to school education, to study the efforts being taken by the Government and Non-Government Organizations in promoting primary education among the Yanadis and their relevance in the socio-cultural context of the Yanadis, and given suggestions to enhance the participation of Yanadi children in primary education. The government is establishing many welfare schemes for the development of Yanadi tribes but they are not reaching the destination. In between the dealers and the mediators are polluting and corrupting the schemes "please send children to school".
Achievement is tantamount to educators. Middle school is a time of transition, when students develop faster than any other time in their lives. Middle school achievement tends to fall after elementary school, but this is often the first time students have had access to exploratory content outside of the core curriculum. This study of Colorado middle schools and accountability reports from the school year 2003-2004 attempts to identify and examine factors that affect student achievement as defined by the school s score on the Colorado Department of Education School Accountability Report, including exploratory courses offered, daily attendance rate, enrollment stability rate, discipline incidents reported, and free and reduced lunch rate. While exploratory course information does not add predictability to the model of achievement, slight correlations with achievement were noted, and larger correlations between other factors and achievement were seen.
Revision with unchanged content. In contemporary society, high school students and early career adults face a bewildering variety of postsecondary educational choices, working adults may find that career advancement or transition will require new types of information literacy skills or other postsecondary education. Forces such as the information explosion, access to the Internet, and economic globalization are influencing careers and changing the educational landscape. At American colleges and universities, nontraditional enrollment patterns are becoming increasingly commonplace, as students and institutions adapt to a new socio-cultural environment. Based on an innovative research design, employing a national sample of household education survey data and multi-phase statistical analysis, this empirical study evaluates the influence of contextual characteristics and student motivations on postsecondary participation in credential programs, including vocational/technical as well as college/university programs. In addition to researchers in the social sciences and higher education policy makers, this book is for anyone with an interest in educational preparation and skills for the 21st century workplace.
Each year thousands of students with limited English proficiency enter schools around the world. This enrollment brings the challenge of meeting students' educational needs in such a way that students gain a working knowledge of the English language and are able to use that knowledge in other academic and social settings. The process of learning English as a second or third language puts challenges in front of the student, including varied levels of anxiety in particular learning situations as well as how to individually cope with learning the language.