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  • Over Time
    Over Time Frank Deford
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    Frank Deford
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    Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious and ill-fated projects in the history of American print journalism. But then, he's endured: writing ten novels, winning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last week he read something like his fourteen-hundredth commentary on NPR's Morning Edition. 'From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the 60s, and the bush' years of the early NBA, to Deford's visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friend's brave and tragic death, Over Time is packed with intriguing people and stories. Interwoven through his personal history, Deford lovingly traces the entire arc of American sports writing from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through Grantland Rice and Red Smith and on up to ESPN. This is a wonderful, inspired audiobook equal parts funny and touching a treasure for sports fans. Just like Frank Deford.
  • Over Us, Over You
    Over Us, Over You Whitney G.
    Narrator:
    Maxine Mitchell
    Lorenzo Matthews
    Release Date:
    6/26/2018
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    Subject: Delete this message after you read it... Dear Hayley, I'm assuming you're still hungover, so I'll make this brief. Last night, you slipped under my sheets (without my permission), and we almost had sex. I got the hell out of the bed once I realized it was you, and I took you home. That's the story. The end. Period. Just in case you've forgotten, you're my best friend's little sister. We will never be anything more. (We can't be anything more.) Our previous friendship is still unresolved - or 'over', in your terms, so I'd prefer if we worked on becoming just friends again since you're in town. Nonetheless, I'm not a man who leaves questions unanswered - even the drunken ones, so to properly close our inappropriate conversation: 1) Yes, I liked the way your lips felt against mine when you were on top of me. 2) Yes, I do 'prefer' rough sex, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't rough with you. 3) No, I had no idea you were still a virgin.... This message never happened, Corey
  • Overbooked
    Overbooked Elizabeth Becker
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    Alma Cuervo
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    Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of 12 persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world's economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. This invisible industry exploded at the end of the Cold War. In 2012 the number of tourists traveling the world reached one billion. Now everything can be packaged as a tour: with the high cost of medical care in the U.S., Americans are booking a vacation and an operation in countries like Turkey for a fraction of the cost at home. Becker travels the world to take the measure of the business: France invented the travel business and is still its leader; Venice is expiring of over-tourism. In Cambodia, tourists crawl over the temples of Angkor, jeopardizing precious cultural sites. Costa Rica rejected raising cattle for American fast-food restaurants to protect their wilderness for the more lucrative field of eco-tourism. Dubai has transformed a patch of desert in the Arabian Gulf into a mammoth shopping mall. Africa's safaris are thriving, even as its wildlife is threatened by foreign poachers. Large cruise ships are spoiling the oceans and ruining city ports as their American-based companies reap handsome profits through tax loopholes. China, the giant, is at last inviting tourists and sending its own out in droves. The United States, which invented some of the best of tourism, has lost its edge due to political battles. Becker reveals travel as product. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, through her eyes and ears, we experience a dizzying range of travel options though very few quiet getaways. Her investigation is a first examination of one of the largest and potentially most destructive enterprises in the world.
  • Overcoming Anxiety
    Overcoming Anxiety Gill Hasson
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    Tania Rodrigues
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    Understand, overcome, and break free from worry and anxiety. Best-selling personal development author Gill Hasson is back, and this time she's here to help with something that affects all people at some point in their lives: anxiety. Worries and anxieties are familiar to us all. Worrying can be helpful when it prompts you to take action and solve a problem, but unrelenting doubts, fears, and negative possibilities can dominate your mind, affecting your ability to manage your everyday life and well-being, your sleep and appetite, your social life, and your ability to concentrate. But it doesn't need to be like this; there are ways that you can manage this spiral of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings. Overcoming Anxiety explains how to manage anxiety and stop it from taking over; it teaches you the skills you need to lead a more peaceful, stress-free life. Overcoming Anxiety: Provides practical strategies and techniques to manage your anxiety Discusses how to break free from negative cycles and move forward in a positive way Contains real-life examples from anxiety sufferers Explores what it takes to handle immediate anxiety events and longer term, low-level background anxiety and worry
  • Overcoming Fake Talk
    Overcoming Fake Talk John R. Stoker
    Narrator:
    Jeff Cummings
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    Make every conversation a REAL conversation that benefits all.Overcoming Fake Talk explains why we often fail at our most important communications and offers proven advice for turning challenging confrontations into rewarding exchanges that foster collaboration, improve performance, and achieve results.You'll develop an understanding of the skills for holding a REAL conversation, including both the 'said' and the 'unsaid' elements present in any conversation; discover the framework for preparing and holding difficult yet meaningful conversations; and learn to no longer avoid the tough conversations they need to have. In Overcoming Fake Talk, business communication guru John R. Stoker offers proven advice for turning challenging confrontations into rewarding exchanges that foster collaboration, improve performance, and achieve results.“Overcoming Fake Talk is a thorough compendium of ideas, frameworks, examples, and actions to improve conversations. Stoker’s four ‘REAL’ conversation skills and eight principles give the novice and master insights and guidelines for improving conversation.” —Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group; and author of The Why of Work“Adhering and implementing to these principles will dramatically increase your ability to communicate and improve your relationships in your professional and personal life.” —Hyrum W. Smith, cofounder, FranklinCovey“An insightful blend of rock-solid theory accompanied by compelling examples of the huge distinction between real and fake communication.” —John H. Zenger, CEO, Zenger Folkman, and coauthor of How to Be Exceptional“Stoker teaches true principles for getting Results, Respect, and great Relationships using REAL conversation.” —Brent D. Peterson, PhD, coauthor of Fake Work“Great questions, great suggestions.… Bravo! I will put Stoker’s ideas to use in my own practice.” —Beverly Kaye, founder and co-CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick M. Lencioni
    Narrator:
    Joel Leffert
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    Patrick Lencioni is the New York Times bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In this follow-up to his groundbreaking work, Lencioni provides a field guide for implementing the principles of achieving corporate goals through this innovative program. The work also boasts helpful exercises and illustrative, real-world examples.
  • Overcoming the Odds
    Overcoming the Odds Kenneth I. Maton
    Monica L Greene
    Geoffrey L Greif
    Freeman A. Hrabowski
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    Catherine Byers
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    When Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males appeared in 1998, it was hailed as 'a crucial book' (Baltimore Sun) and 'undoubtedly one of the most important tools the African American parent can possess' (Kweisi Mfume, President NAACP). Now, in response to enormous demand, the authors turn their attention to African American young women. Statistics indicate that African American females, as a group, fare poorly in the United States. Many live in single-parent households—either as the single-parent mother or as the daughter. Many face severe economic hurdles. Yet despite these obstacles, some are performing at exceptional levels academically. Based on interviews with many of these successful young women and their families, Overcoming the Odds provides a wealth of information about how and why they have succeeded—what motivates them, how their backgrounds and family relationships have shaped them, even how it feels to be a high academic achiever. They also discuss the challenges of moving into African American womanhood, from maintaining self-esteem to making the right choices about their professional and personal lives. Most important, the book offers specific and inspiring examples of the practices, attitudes, and parenting strategies that have enabled these women to persevere and triumph. For parents, educators, policy makers, and indeed all those concerned about the education of young African American women, Overcoming the Odds is an invaluable guidebook on creating the conditions that lead to academic—and lifelong—success.
  • Overdraft
    Overdraft John Jackson Miller
    Narrator:
    Luke Daniels
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    In the twenty-second century, humanity has journeyed to the stars, and found them open for business. And when it comes to protecting that business, Chief Bridget Yang and Surge Team Sigma—her squad of heavily armed space marines—are up to the task. Unfortunately, Jamie Sturm is one problem they can’t just vaporize.When Jamie’s financial schemes bankrupt their expedition, Bridget and her crew refuse to let the rogue stock trader walk away. To save their jobs, the soldiers drag him out from behind his desk—and onto a seemingly hopeless mission to the frontier, seeking to open the most dangerous parts of the Orion Arm to trade. But in turning over every alien rock looking for profit, the hapless trader and his reluctant protectors uncover something that endangers humanity itself....
  • Overheated
    Overheated Andrew T. Guzman
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    Fleet Cooper
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    Deniers of climate change sometimes quip that claims about global warming are more about political science than climate science. They are wrong on the science, but may be right with respect to its political implications. A hotter world, writes Andrew Guzman, will bring unprecedented migrations, famine, war, and disease. It will be a social and political disaster of the first order. In Overheated, Guzman takes climate change out of the realm of scientific abstraction to explore its real-world consequences. He writes not as a scientist, but as an authority on international law and economics. He takes as his starting point a fairly optimistic outcome in the range predicted by scientists: a 2 degree Celsius increase in average global temperatures. Even this modest rise would lead to catastrophic environmental and social problems. Already we can see how it will work: The ten warmest years since 1880 have all occurred since 1998, and one estimate of the annual global death toll caused by climate change is now 300,000. That number might rise to 500,000 by 2030. He shows in vivid detail how climate change is already playing out in the real world. Rising seas will swamp island nations like Maldives; coastal food-producing regions in Bangladesh will be flooded; and millions will be forced to migrate into cities or possibly 'climate-refugee camps.' Even as seas rise, melting glaciers in the Andes and the Himalayas will deprive millions upon millions of people of fresh water, threatening major cities and further straining food production. Prolonged droughts in the Sahel region of Africa have already helped produce mass violence in Darfur. Clear, cogent, and compelling, Overheated shifts the discussion on climate change toward its devastating impact on human societies. Two degrees Celsius seems such a minor change. Yet it will change everything. The accompanying reference guide is included as a PDF on this disc.
  • Overkill
    Overkill Robert Buettner
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    MacLeod Andrews
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    At 23, Jazen Parker has completed his Legion hitch a hero. But in four months, he'll have a price on his head. Worse, he's lost his past, and he can't find his future. Worst of all, he's chosen to search for them on the deadliest planet known to mankind. When Jazen reluctantly hires on to a Trueborn Earthman tycoon's safari to bag a deadly trophy, the reluctant mercenary finds himself shipped out to Downgraded Earthlinke 476, the outpost at the end of the universe known to everyone except its tourism bureau as 'Dead End'. But the hunt goes terribly wrong, and Jazen must survive a tough, beautiful local guide who hates mercenaries, an 11-ton beast that can crush main battle tanks with one claw tied behind its back, and the return of a nightmare that has haunted Jazen since birth. Then Jazen learns that the stakes are not merely his own life, but the fate of an entire alien race.
  • Overload!
    Overload! Jonathan B. Spira
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    Adam Henderson
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    Timely advice for getting a grip on information overload in the workplace.... This groundbreaking book reveals how different kinds of information overload impact workers and businesses as a whole. It helps businesses get a grip on the financial and human costs of email overload and interruptions and details how working in an information overloaded environment impacts employee productivity, efficiency, and morale. This book: Explains how information—often in the form of email messages, reports, news, websites, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, instant messages, text messages, Twitter, and video conferencing walls—bombards and dulls our senses Explores what we do with information Documents how we created more and more information over centuries Reveals what all this information is doing Timely and thought-provoking, Overload! addresses the reality of—and solutions for—a problem to which no one is immune.
  • Overlord
    Overlord Max Hastings
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    Barnaby Edwards
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    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. The famous D-Day landings of 6 June, 1944, marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, Max Hastings’ acclaimed account overturns many traditional legends in this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle for Normandy. Max Hastings, author of over 20 books, was born in 1945. He was a scholar at Charterhouse and University College, Oxford, before working as foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television, reporting from over 50 countries. He was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, and then for six years edited the Evening Standard. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly for his dispatches from the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002.
  • Overnighter's Secrets, The
    Overnighter's Secrets, The Jeff Salter
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    Melissa Reizian Frank
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    When Beth left suddenly, it broke two hearts...but she’d had no choice. Shane, a rugged, ex-Airborne biker, handled it badly...but so had she. Three years later and 2,000 miles away, she desperately needs her ex-lover’s protection from a violent menace with 'bad history' who’ll do anything to reclaim a mysterious suitcase Beth possesses. Long before Shane acquired that overnighter, a 'silent movie' actress kept secrets there ... and now several lives are in jeopardy. An ambitious female state senate candidate hires a ruthless investigator to eliminate potential campaign ‘problems’ like her dark family secret — a bizarre 1889 murder. Is Beth’s terrifying ordeal simply because she unwittingly possesses the overnighter’s secrets? Or is it due to the meth-fueled dumpster-diver’s ‘unfinished business'? Shane will likely return to California after he resolves this Tennessee ‘situation’ ... so Beth struggles to resist her reawakened feelings. But before she can sort out their renewed relationship ... Beth is kidnapped! To rescue her Shane enters an obvious trap in a dilapidated hotel. Only with Beth’s help can both survive the violent struggle against her kidnappers.
  • Overrated
    Overrated Eugene Cho
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    Eugene Cho
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    Pastor, leader, and blogger Eugene Cho has a confession: he loves justice and compassion—until there's a personal cost. Using an engaging writing style that many listeners will be familiar with from his Huffington Post and Sojourners blogs, Cho confesses his idealism and invites listeners on a journey of practical discipleship, one that changes the world not with words, but in action, and with our lives.
  • Override
    Override Caroline Williams
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    Caroline Williams
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    Can you really rewire an adult brain? In theory the answer is 'yes,' but there's a problem: no-one seems to know exactly how to do it. In Override, science journalist Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find the answer. Delving into the latest studies on brain plasticity, which indicate that brain games don't actually do much to make you smarter, she tries to square her findings with the reality of brain plasticity – that the brain adapts physically as we learn something new. Visiting top neuroscientists in their labs, Williams volunteers herself as a guinea pig in neuroscience studies, challenging researchers to make real changes to her – functioning, but imperfect – brain. Seeking first to improve on her own weaknesses, such as a limited attention span and a tendency to worry too much, she then branches out into more mysterious areas such as intelligence, creativity and the perception of time.Trying everything from high-tech brain stimulation to meditation, adding bolt-on senses and retraining her stress response, Override is a very intimate, fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us – and, crucially, whether it's worth all the bother.
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