The Bhagavad Gita by Edward Viljoen

The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English (The Essential Wisdom Library) by Edward Viljoen
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Overview: The Bhagavad-Gita: A Song of God Retold in Simplified English is the latest title in the Essential Wisdom Library. This unique edition of the timeless epic is designed to be accessible for readers without any prior experience of Hinduism. Not simply a translation of the original, Viljoen has simplified and restated the Gita’s complex ideas, so that a first-time reader can fully appreciate the scope and beauty of this magnificent Indian classic. Written in concise, modern language the retelling vividly captures the power and depth of the original work.

Part of the Mahabharata, the Gita is a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Its verses contain some of the key ideas of Hindu philosophy-Dharma, Moksha, and various yogic practices. Originally written well over a thousand years ago, the Gita has proven to be a timeless source of wisdom, inspiring philosophers and revolutionaries alike in the millennia since it was written.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Edward Frenkel – Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

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Inventing Edward Lear by Sara Lodge

Inventing Edward Lear by Sara Lodge
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Overview: Edward Lear-the father of nonsense-wrote some of the best-loved poems in English. He was also admired as a naturalist, landscape painter, travel writer, and composer. Awkward but funny, absurdly sympathetic, Lear invented himself as a Victorian character. Sara Lodge offers a moving account of one of the era’s most influential creative figures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography

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Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History by Barbara A. Perry

Edward M. Kennedy: An Oral History by Barbara A. Perry
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Overview: For Kennedy devotees, as well as readers unfamiliar with the "lion of the Senate," this book presents the compelling story of Edward Kennedy’s unexpected rise to become one of the most consequential legislators in American history and a passionate defender of progressive values, achieving legislative compromises across the partisan divide.

What distinguishes Edward Kennedy: An Oral History is the nuanced detail that emerges from the senator’s never-before published, complete descriptions of his life and work, placed alongside the observations of his friends, family, and associates.

The senator’s twenty released interviews reveal, in his own voice, the stories of Kennedy triumph and tragedy from the Oval Office to the waters of Chappaquiddick. Spanning the presidencies of JFK to Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy was an iconic player in American political life, the youngest sibling of America’s most powerful dynasty; he candidly addresses this role: his legislative accomplishments and failures, his unsuccessful run for the White House, his impact on the Supreme Court, his observations on Washington gridlock, and his personal faults.

The interviews and introductions to them create an unsurpassed and illuminating volume. Gathered as part of the massive Edward Kennedy Oral History Project, conducted by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, the senator’s interviews allow readers to see how oral history can evolve over a three-year period, drawing out additional details as the interviewee becomes increasingly comfortable with the process and the interviewer. Yet, given the Kennedys’ well-known penchant for image creation, what the senator doesn’t say or how he says what he chooses to include, is often more revealing than a simple declarative statement.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Built to Change by Edward E. Lawler III, Christopher G. Worley

Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness by Edward E. Lawler III, Christopher G. Worley
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Overview: In this groundbreaking book, organizational effectiveness experts Edward Lawler and Christopher Worley show how organizations can be "built to change" so they can last and succeed in today’s global economy. Instead of striving to create a highly reliable Swiss watch that consistently produces the same behavior, they argue organizations need to be designed in ways that stimulate and facilitate change. Built to Change focuses on identifying practices and designs that organizations can adopt so that they are able to change. As Lawler and Worley point out, organizations that foster continuous change
Are closely connected to their environments Reward experimentation Learn about new practices and technologies Commit to continuously improving performance Seek temporary competitive advantages.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Sotto Controllo. Edward Snowden E La Sorveglianza …

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Talent by Edward E. Lawler III

Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage by Edward E. Lawler III
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Overview: The source of competitive advantage has shifted in many organizations from reliability to innovation and flexibility. But what does it take for an organization that innovates to then manage effectively? In this follow-up to Built to Change, Ed Lawler argues that it is a combination of the right structure and the right people. First, organizations must decide what structure they are: are you a high-involvement organization that has products and services that require a high level of coordination and cooperation among employees? Or do you have a more global competitor structure in which you are constantly bringing in new talent and technological expertise? Are you a mixture of both? Lawler outlines the unique human capital strategy for each approach, shows what it looks like in action, and provides the foundation and tools for creating competitive and innovative organizations.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Management Reset by Edward E. Lawler III, Christopher G. Worley

Management Reset by Edward E. Lawler III, Christopher G. Worley
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Overview: Provocative new management principles and practices that create effective organizations for shareholders and society
Management experts Lawler and Worley have developed a set of management principles that enable organizations to be both successful and responsible. Existing command & control and high-involvement management styles depend too much on stable conditions and focus too narrowly on economic outcomes. They convincingly argue that we need to "reset" our approach to management to one that fits today’s demanding business environment. Starting with a change in how success is measured and a more realistic view of risk, Lawler and Worley take us through how strategy, governance, organization structure and talent should be managed. The result is an organization that can reliable produce financial, social, and ecological results.Includes illustrative lessons from Microsoft, Cisco, Netflix, DaVita, Starbucks, Nokia, and the U.S. Secret ServiceOffers clear prescriptions for managers who want to organize for sustainable performance effectivenessLawler and Worley are the authors of the bestselling "Built to Change"

Lawler and Worley outline why and how the current practice of management must change in order for organizations to achieve sustained organizational effectiveness.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Weapon of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

The Weapon of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: Why Pray? In his book, The Weapon of Prayer, Edward Bounds states: "The life of the individual believer, his personal salvation, and personal Christian graces have their being, bloom, and fruitage in prayer." As a chaplain in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War, Bounds initiated weekly prayer sessions to strengthen the spiritual state of his local area. His wisdom has impacted Christ-seekers for decades, and his words are as powerful now as they were in the 1800’s. Bounds reminds us that throughout Biblical history, many of God’s greatest movements were incited by the prayers of God’s people. According to Bounds, prayer must be a priority. Other Christian duties, such as sacred works, communion, and church activities, cannot and should not take the place of prayer. To eliminate prayer from our daily lives is to abandon communication with God. It is through prayer that we have the opportunity to share our deepest sorrows, joys, and desires with the only one who can truly comfort us. To remind readers that God’s presence steadfastly endures, Bounds concludes his piece by providing modern examples of the power of prayer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Reality of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

The Reality of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: Some people believe that prayer is simply a human invention, with no true substance. Not so, argues Edward Bounds in his powerful book The Reality of Prayer. There is a spiritual reality to prayer, he urges. Prayer brings us closer to God–both through God’s answering of our prayers, and through our own character being changed by prayer. Bounds reinforces these points in the second half of his book, where he discusses Christ as both a teacher of prayer and as an example of prayer. Finally, Bounds ends his encouraging and enlightening discussion by explaining the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer. This interesting treatise attests to the true reality and power of prayer–another classic from Edward Bounds.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Necessity of Prayer by Edward Bounds

The Necessity of Prayer by Edward Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: In The Necessity of Prayer, Edward Bounds, a 20th century pastor and lawyer, suggests that prayer is an essential part of the Christian believer’s life. He writes, "the Christian soldier, if he fight to win, must pray much." Bounds’ book, however, is not simply a list of prayers for one to work through, but also a discourse on the very nature of prayer. He connects the nature of prayer to other features of the Christian life, such as faith, reverence, patience, hope, character, conduct, and faithfulness. Bounds’ passion for prayer–which compelled him to write nine books on the topic–shines through in this work, and cannot but help motivate those who read it to also see the necessity of prayer. Perfect for individual study, Bounds’ book is sure to change the way one prays.
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The Essentials of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

The Essentials of Prayer by Edward M. Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: Edward Bounds, an American lawyer and pastor, wrote nine books in his lifetime, seven of which were about prayer. Known as a veritable powerhouse of spiritual maturity, Bounds has affected the prayer lives of thousands of people. This volume, Essentials of Prayer, focuses on the proper mindset believers must attain in order to have the best prayer life. He reminds readers that one must have a humble heart and undivided allegiance to God in order to pray effectively. He also believes strongly that prayer is available to all people — even those who only come in times of trouble. His advice is intended for both personal and corporate prayer, and is a great help for serious meditation.

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Purpose in Prayer by Edward M. Bounds

Purpose in Prayer by Edward M. Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: Purpose in Prayer is another treasure from Edward Bounds on prayer. Bounds, an admired spiritual guide, describes the purpose behind prayer and not simply the purpose of prayer. He focuses on an individual’s purpose in prayer; for one can understand the purpose of prayer, but not see the purpose in one’s own prayers. Thus, Bounds attempts to encourage believers to not simply see the purpose of prayer, but to see that purpose in their own personal, private prayers. Throughout, Bounds frequently quotes other Christian thinkers, adding support and insight into his points about prayer. Composed of twelve short chapters, Purpose in Prayer is a rewarding book on prayer.

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Prayer and Praying Men by Edward M. Bounds

Prayer and Praying Men by Edward M. Bounds (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)
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Overview: Prayer and Praying Men has a unique approach as a book on prayer. Many books on prayer focus mostly on simply features of prayer. Edward Bounds takes a different approach in Prayer and Praying Men by focusing on persons of prayer. Bounds examines the lives of nine different biblical figures: Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Samuel, Daniel, and Paul. In his examination, Bounds explores how important prayer was to the spiritual lives of these men. He provides concrete examples of the importance and nature of prayer, grounded in biblical narratives. Prayer and Praying Men is thus recommended for those who crave a book on prayer which is not abstract or airy, but direct and concrete.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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