Non-Fiction: Self-Help, Finance, Management, Napolean, George Bush, design thinking, anime, ships pets
Various books for sale at low prices starting from $1.50. Self-Help, Finance, Management S2. Wisdom of Business - A Book of Maxims, by Eugene Weber $4 (Hardcover) From advertising to competition, corporate life to leadership, strategy to wealth - this collection of quotes, writings and sayings gets inside the heads of some of the most successful and influential business leaders and advertisers of the late 1990s. S4. Handbook For Beneficiary, by Goh Kheng Chuan $5 (Softcover) This book explains in simple terms how to make a will. It describes the proper execution of a Will and how the estate will be distributed by the executors. A discussion on trust is also included to provide the reader with a better understanding on the benefits of creating a trust. S7. Ten Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives, by Dr Laura Schlessinger $6 (Hardcover) Shows men how to think through their decisions, restrain their macho impulses, and marry for the right reasons. S9. Investing in Unit Trusts in Singapore, by Peter Douglas and Andy Ong $6 (Softcover) S10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey $4 (old Paperback) Others (Non-fiction) N3. Rules And Regulations for The Construction and Classification of Steel Ships, Lloyds (1971) $20 (Hardcover, ex-library) N4. Jane's Merchant Ships 2003-04 $38 (Hardcover) This is, principally, a recognition guide that uses a visual recognition system (Talbot Booth) based on ship type and certain external features. The key coverage includes: tankers and combination carriers; liquefied gas carriers; geared and gearless container ships; refrigerated cargo ships; geared and gearless dry cargo ships; low-aircraft ships; Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo; vehicle carriers; passenger ships; and specialized cargo ships. N6. Essential Guide to Flatsharing: For Sharers, Lodgers and Anyone Renting Out a Room, by Rupert Hunt $3 (Softcover) Whether you're looking for a flatshare or renting out a room, this guide to flatsharing provides things needed to know to do so successfully. N8. Alsatians - German Shepherd (Foyles Pet Handbooks) $1.50 (Hardcover) N9. Setting Up a Saltwater Aquarium, by Gregory Skomal $3 (Hardcover) N10. 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide, by Helen McCarthy $5 (Softcover) Anime, Japanese animation, is hugely popular throughout the world. New titles appear every week. But before you drown in the tidal wave of new releases, look inside this book. Here you'll find expert reviews of all the most significant standalone titles, the core of any English-speaking fans anime library. N12. Strange Communists I Have Known: Startling Portraits of Ten Extraordinarily Gifted Men and Women Who Chose Communism and then Rebelled Against It, by Bertram David Wolfe $4 (very old Paperback) N16. Design by Thinking, by Ken Cato $18 (Hardcover) Book about ideas and lateral thinking. Over 450 selected examples of the work from Cato Partners. Broad spectrum of design projects makes stimulating book for everyone interested in design and more effective visual communication. Ken Cato is the premiere identity design firm/designer in Australia. N21. Can the Desert be Green? Planting Hope in the Wilderness, by Lawrence Ko $4 (Softcover) N23. A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, by G. w. h. Davison and Chew Yen Fook $8 (Softcover) N24. After Dinner Mince: A Butcher's Yarns, by Doug Miscamble $7 (Paperback) N25. Napoleon: For and Against, by Pieter Geyl $25 (hardcover, revised edition, over 50 years old) Amazon review: This 1949 survey of Napoleonic biographies by a Dutch author is a useful and insightful summary of arguments by many different authors about the value and impact of Bonaparte's astonishing career. Geyl examines pro and con histories from Napoleon's time through the early Twentieth Century and provides background on the perspective and prejudices of various authors. This book is probably most suited to serious Napoleonic scholars and Napoleonic enthusiasts interested in tracking Bonaparte's rising and falling reputation among historians. Casual readers would be happier with a more up-to-date and popular biography. N26. Professional Killers: Cold-blooded Murderers Programmed to Kill, by Gordon Kerr $5 (Hardcover) N27. Decision Points, by George W. Bush $15 (Hardcover) A groundbreaking new brand of presidential memoir, Decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on eight remarkable years in American history—and on the man at the center of events. In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life. He was president of the USA during eight of the most consequential years in American history. His decisions impacted people around the world and defined the times in which we live. Decision Points brings readers inside the Texas governor's mansion on the night of the 2000 election, aboard Air Force One during the harrowing hours after attacks of September 11, 2001, into the Situation Room moments before the start of war in Iraq, and behind the scenes at White House for many other historic presidential decisions. From this book, we learn President Bush's perspective and insights on: • His decision to quit drinking and the journey that led him to his Christian faith • The selection of the vice president, secretary of defense, secretary of state, Supreme Court justices, and other key officials • His relationships with his wife, daughters, and parents, including heartfelt letters between the president and his father on the eve of the Iraq War • His administration's counter-terrorism programs, including the CIA's enhanced interrogations and the Terrorist Surveillance Program • Why the worst moment of the presidency was hearing accusations that race played a role in the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, and a critical assessment of what he would have done differently during the crisis • His deep concern that Iraq could turn into a defeat costlier than Vietnam, and how he decided to defy public opinion by ordering the troop surge • His legislative achievements, including tax cuts and reforming education and Medicare, as well as his setbacks, including Social Security and immigration reform • The relationships he forged with other world leaders, including an honest assessment of those he did and didn’t trust • Why the failure to bring Osama bin Laden to justice ranks as his biggest disappointment and why his success in denying the terrorists their fondest wish—attacking America again—is among his proudest achievements N28. Genghis Khan: Life, Death, and Resurrection, by John Man $4 (Paperback) Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. This is more than just a gripping account of Genghis' rise and conquests. This stunning narrative paints a vivid picture of the man himself, the places where he lived and fought, and the passions that surround him still. N29. Kublai Khan: The Mongol King Who Remade China, by John Man $4 (Paperback) Kublai Khan inherited the second largest land empire in history from his grandfather, Genghis Khan. He promptly set about extending this into the biggest empire the world has ever seen, extending his rule from China to Iraq, from Siberia to Afghanistan. Unlike his grandfather Kublai saw China and not Mongolia as the key to controlling power and turned Genghis' unwieldy empire into a federation. Using China's great wealth, coupled with his shrewd and subtle government, he created an empire that shaped the modern world as we know it today. He gave China its modern-day borders and his legacy is that country's resurgence, and the superpower China of tomorrow. References R1. Reader's Digest Write Better, Speak Better $5 (Hardcover) R2. The New Webster's International Encyclopedia $9 (Hardcover) With Internet (e.g., Wikipedia), it is hard to justify the expense and bulk of a multi-volume encyclopedia. However, a single-volume encyclopedia still makes sense as it is affordable and doesn't take up much space. It is excellent for browsing to gain basic knowledge -- in-depth research can then be done on the Internet. Developed by a team of over 100 editors, writers, and researchers, The New Webster's International Encyclopedia presents information clearly and concisely, thanks to efficient design and commonsense organization. The lively writing speaks directly to the reader. It is a reference work your family will turn to for years to come. It features over 17,000 entries, 7,000 cross references, more than 3,800 color and black & white illustrations, and a 54 page atlas.
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