Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life

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Random House #ad - Gretchen craft rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, rubin makes churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore.

In crisp, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, energetic language, and too valuable ever to be forgotten. Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the british cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war.

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life #ad - Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography.

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Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

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Harmony #ad - Gretchen rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, more productive, healthier, and more creative. With a sense of fun, rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, including:   • Never label anything “miscellaneous.

Ask yourself, “do i need more than one?” • Don’t aim for minimalism. Beware the urge to “procrasticlear. By getting rid of things we don’t use, or don’t love, don’t need,  we free our minds and our shelves for what we truly value. Remember: if you can’t retrieve it, you won’t use it.

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness #ad - But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we can find inner calm. Stay current with a child’s interests. New york times bestseller • in this lovely, by extension, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff—and, our lives.

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Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

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Broadway Books #ad - Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, stronger, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, more productive lives. Infused with rubin’s compelling voice, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, rigorous research, and easy humor, Better than Before explains the sometimes counter-intuitive core principles of habit formation.

Reading just a few chapters of better Than Before will make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book. New york times bestseller | washington post bestseller   the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers,  The Happiness Project and Happier at Home,  tackles the critical question: How do we change?    Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits.

It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Along the way, tests her theories on family and friends, rubin uses herself as guinea pig, and sometimes i can’t change a habit, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: • Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? • Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, no matter how hard I try.

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life #ad - Why? • how quickly can i change a habit? • what can i do to make sure i stick to a new habit? • how can i help someone else change a habit? • Why can I keep habits that benefit others, or finish an important project, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, but can’t make habits that are just for me? Whether readers want to get more sleep, habits make change possible.

. So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits?   Better than Before answers that question.

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Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life

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Harmony #ad - How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. Each month, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, as well.

With her signature blend of memoir, philosophy, rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, science, and experimentation, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.  . Of all the elements of a happy life, ” she thought, “my home is the most important.

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life #ad - In a flash, and this time, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen.

Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, marriage, such as possessions, time, and parenthood. In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 new York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness.

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The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - Drawing on cutting-edge science, Rubin delivers an engaging, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. Filled with open, honest glimpses into Rubin’s real life, woven together with constant doses of humor. Christian science monitorGretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus.

. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. This updated edition includes:·      an extensive new interview with the author·      stories of other people’s life-changing happiness projects·     A resource guide to the dozens of free resources created for readers·     The Happiness Project Manifesto·      An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin’s bestselling book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People’s Lives Better, Too .

The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun #ad - . 1 new york times bestsellerGretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter. In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account—now updated with new material by the author—Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier.

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The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People's Lives Better, Too

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Harmony #ad - Our tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, suffer less stress, meet deadlines, and engage more effectively. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Obligers, Questioners, and Rebels.

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, at work, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, and in life. More than 600, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, teachers, spouses, and managers, doctors, 000 people have taken her online quiz, lasting change.

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better and Other People's Lives Better, Too #ad - The four tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought: • People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself. How can i help someone to follow good advice?• People say I ask too many questions. How do i work with someone who refuses to do what i ask—or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, and hilarious examples, healthier, more productive, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, compelling research, and more creative.

During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge.

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The Origins of the Second World War Seminar Studies

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Routledge #ad - Exploring the reasons why the second world war broke out in september 1939 and why a european conflict developed into a war that spanned the globe, The Origins of the Second World War argues that this was not just ‘Hitler’s War’ but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers in Germany, Italy and Japan who wanted large empires of their own.

This fourth edition has been revised throughout, covering the origins of the war from its background in the First World War to its expansion to embrace the Soviet Union, Japan and the United States by the end of 1941. Creating a comprehensive and analytical narrative while remaining a succinct overview of the subject, discussing factors such as economic rivalry, this book takes a thematic approach to the complex range of events that culminated in global warfare, rearmament and domestic politics and emphasising that any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must be global in scope.

The Origins of the Second World War Seminar Studies #ad - Containing updated references and primary source documents alongside a glossary, a chronology of key events and a Who’s Who of important figures, this book is an invaluable introduction for any student of this fascinating period.

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Aftermath: The Remnants of War: From Landmines to Chemical Warfare--The Devastating Effects of Modern Combat

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Vintage #ad - In riveting and revelatory detail, gardens, and backyards; in a sixty-square-mile area outside stalingrad that was a cauldron of destruction in 1941 and is today an endless field of bones; in the Nevada deserts, where millions of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all but a corps of demolition experts responsible for the undetonated bombs and mines of World War I that are now rising up in fields, where America waged a hidden nuclear war against itself in the 1950's, Aftermath documents the ways in which wars have transformed the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of memory and enduring terror: in France, the results of which are only now becoming apparent; in Vietnam, where a nation's effort to remove the physical detritus of war has created psychological and genetic devastation; in Kuwait, where terrifyingly sophisticated warfare was followed by the Sisyphean task of making an uninhabitable desert capable of sustaining life.

Aftermath excavates our century's darkest history, revealing that the destruction of the past remains deeply, inextricably embedded in the present.

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State and Society: A Social and Political History of Britain since 1870

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Bloomsbury Academic #ad - Pugh explores these and other themes with perceptive and accessible prose, maintaining an ideal balance of socio-economic and political issues. Also including new images and annotated further reading lists, this new edition of State and Society reaffirms its position as an essential text for students of modern British history.

The text throughout has also been revised and extended to address themes such as women's history, new perspectives on the history of the Labour Party, social class, the working of the monarchy and the British system of government, Scottish nationalism, secularism and British attitudes towards Europe since the 1970s.

State and Society: A Social and Political History of Britain since 1870 #ad - Martin pugh explores as his central theme the relationship between the British state and its citizens with characteristic skill and insight. In this new fifth edition, pugh brings his final chapter on Crisis and Coalition right up to the result of the May 2015 general election. As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society is one of the most respected and widely-read introductions to modern British history.

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The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses

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Harper #ad - Now a new York Times Bestseller. The creator of the wildly popular award-winning podcast Hardcore History looks at some of the apocalyptic moments from the past as a way to frame the challenges of the future. Do tough times create tougher people? can humanity handle the power of its weapons without destroying itself? Will human technology or capabilities ever peak or regress? No one knows the answers to such questions, but no one asks them in a more interesting way than Dan Carlin.

In the end is always near, dan carlin looks at questions and historical events that force us to consider what sounds like fantasy; that we might suffer the same fate that all previous eras did. Idiosyncratic and erudite,  the end is Always Near examines issues that are rarely presented, offbeat yet profound, and makes the past immediately relevant to our very turbulent present.

. In this absorbing compendium, Carlin embarks on a whole new set of stories and major cliffhangers that will keep readers enthralled. At the same time the questions he asks us to consider involve the most important issue imaginable: human survival. Will our world ever become a ruin for future archaeologists to dig up and explore? The questions themselves are both philosophical and like something out of The Twilight Zone.

The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses #ad - Combining his trademark mix of storytelling, history and weirdness Dan Carlin connects the past and future in fascinating and colorful ways. From the collapse of the bronze Age to the challenges of the nuclear era the issue has hung over humanity like a persistent Sword of Damocles. Inspired by his podcast,  The End is Always Near challenges the way we look at the past and ourselves.

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Storm of Steel, New Translation in American-English

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BH Masterworks #ad - Revels in the glory of combat”--new york times usa“one of the greatest works about the First World War, along with those by Erich Maria Remarque, Henri Barbusse, e. E. It is the only translation of the early edition of 1921-22, when the author was still in the German Army. Grisly death and woundings are commonplace.

New scholarship in this all-new 2017 edition reveals that author Ernst Jünger became a daring anti-Nazi during the Second World War. The book appeals to both students of military history, and to general readers of quality literature about the human condition This war memoir focuses on daily life in the combat trenches, and its haunting pathos.

Storm of Steel, New Translation in American-English #ad - . Combines the most astonishing literary gifts with absorption with war in every detail. This new 2017 edition is a first translation in American-English not British-English, and is designed especially for American readers. This is a breathtaking, never-to-be-forgotten account of war. Previous translations were by British-educated writers, and based on editions revised long after the war.

American audiences will appreciate this new translation in American English, rather than British English. Combat sequences are riveting, detailed, and precise.

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