LA PRECUELA DEL ÉXITO MUNDIAL LOS PILARES DE LA TIERRA

En Las tinieblas y el alba, Ken Follett embarca al lector en un épico viaje que termina donde Los pilares de la Tierra comienza.

Año 997, finales de la Edad Oscura. Inglaterra se enfrenta a los ataques de los galeses por el oeste y de los vikingos por el este. La vida es difícil y aquellos que ostentan algo de poder lo ejercen con puño de hierro y, a menudo, en conflicto con el propio rey.

En estos tiempos turbulentos, tres vidas se entrecruzan: el joven constructor de barcos Edgar, a punto de fugarse con la mujer a la que ama, comprende que su futuro será muy diferente a lo que había imaginado cuando su hogar es arrasado por los vikingos; Ragna, la rebelde hija de un noble normando, acompaña a su marido a una nueva tierra al otro lado del mar solo para descubrir que las costumbres allí son peligrosamente distintas; y Aldred, un monje idealista, sueña con transformar su humilde abadía en un centro de saber admirado en toda Europa. Los tres se verán abocados a un enfrentamiento con el despiadado obispo Wynstan, decidido a aumentar su poder a cualquier precio.

El gran maestro de la narrativa de acción y suspense nos transporta al ocaso de una época violenta y brutal y al comienzo de un nuevo tiempo en un monumental y emocionante relato de ambición y rivalidad, nacimiento y muerte, amor y odio.

La crítica ha dicho...

«El autor de Los pilares de la Tierra llega con un nuevo libro histórico y una preocupación muy actual.»
El País

«Pasas las páginas de Las tinieblas y el alba, precuela de Los pilares de la Tierra, y sientes el mismo placer que cuando bebes un gran vaso de agua a primera hora de la mañana. Entra fácil, relaja la mente, sacia el cuerpo. Pues lo mismo con las novelas del galés.»
Álvaro Colomer, Tendencias

«Ken Follett es, sin lugar a dudas, uno de los escritores más exitosos de la actualidad.»
El Español

«Sus libros crean adicción. No se leen. Se devoran.»
La Voz de Asturias

«Las tinieblas y el alba, la precuela de Los pilares de la Tierra, es todo un monumento (sin forma de catedral) a la integridad, el ingenio y la resiliencia contra el abuso de poder.»
Esquire

«Fiel a la receta con la que ha logrado tantos éxitos, Follett construye una tupida red de tramas entrelazadas en las que sus héroes solo resuelven cada uno de sus problemas para encontrar una amenaza aún mayor en la siguiente página.»
eldiario.es

«El escritor galés retoma el universo de su best seller Los pilares de la Tierra, que vendió más de 27 millones de copias en todo el mundo, en Las tinieblas y el alba, una esperada precuela que aborda el complejo periodo que vivió el mundo alrededor del año 1000, cuyas luchas y problemas resuenan en el presente.»
El Cultural

Sobre la saga Los pilares de la Tierra han dicho:
«Fantástico desde todos los puntos de vista.»
El Mundo

«Follett es un maestro.»
The Washington Post

«Una obra que destaca como un triunfo del esfuerzo y la profesionalidad.»
The Guardian

«No hay rincón sin sorpresa ni página tediosa.»
Qué leer

«Sigo envidiando como el primer día la capacidad de Follett para entretener. Sus tramas funcionan siempre y te mantiene pegado a cada página.»
Juan Gómez Jurado, ABC

Los 10 años que el general Omar Torrijos Herrera, autodefinido «dictador convicto, confeso y converso», dirigió la nación panameña no pasaron sin controversia, empezando por el golpe de Estado que lo puso al frente de Panamá el 11 de octubre de 1968. Desprovisto de protocolos —solía despachar desde su hamaca en la casa de la Calle 50 en Ciudad de Panamá o su casa en Coclesito—, Torrijos tuvo un objetivo inicial que se volvió su misión de vida: recuperar el Canal de Panamá para los panameños, con la convicción de que significaría recobrar la soberanía tras 70 años de colonialismo estadounidense y, finalmente, ratificar los Tratados Torrijos Carter, en 1977. Con esa batalla a cuestas, Torrijos emprendió un periplo internacional pocas veces visto en busca de la solidaridad de los diferentes países del mundo. Se empeñó en acabar con el colonialismo en distintos territorios, además de sumar su apoyo a naciones necesitadas de democracia, justicia y equidad, desde la independencia de Belice, el derrocamiento de Somoza en Nicaragua y de García Meza en Bolivia, hasta recibir a los asilados políticos tras el golpe de Estado de Pinochet y al sah de Irán, por petición de Jimmy Carter.
El periodista internacional Zoilo G. Martínez de Vega, con 40 años de experiencia en la política latinoamericana y excorresponsal de la Agencia EFE en Colombia, narra en primera persona el rescate de la desdibujada figura de Torrijos. Aunado a su proximidad personal con el general y con buena parte de los actores aquí incluidos, el autor también tuvo acceso a documentos oficiales y otros inéditos: cartas, correos electrónicos y declaraciones personales que, hasta la fecha, nadie había tenido y que hacen de este un libro indispensable.

«Torrijos tenía una visión del mundo que muy poco se le conoce». Gabriel García Márquez
«... muchos de los héroes y próceres de nuestra independencia debieron ser tallados con la misma madera con que estaba tallado el general Torrijos». Alfonso López Michelsen, expresidente de Colombia

PREMIO ALFAGUARA DE NOVELA 2020

Una historia de amor entre el miedo y la rabia en un país dividido

Por el autor de El Salvaje, Amores perros, 21 gramos y Babel

«La llama de un fósforo dura solo unos segundos, pero es capaz de incendiar un bosque.»

Salvar el fuego es una historia que explora la capacidad de los seres humanos para cruzar las fronteras de la locura, el deseo y la venganza. Marina es una coreógrafa, casada, con tres hijos y una vida convencional. José Cuauhtémoc proviene de los extremos de la sociedad, un homicida condenado a cincuenta años de cárcel, un león detrás del cristal, siempre amenazante y listo para atacar. Entre ambos se desarrolla una relación improbable. Poco a poco, ella entra en un mundo desconocido y brutal hasta que desciende a las entrañas mismas del fuego.

De tintes shakespearianos, ritmo trepidante y gran tensión, esta novela relata las paradojas de un país y las contradicciones más feroces del amor y la esperanza.

Con esta obra escrita desde diversos puntos de vista y en diferentes tiempos, Arriaga se sitúa entre los escritores más arriesgados y apasionantes de la literatura actual.

«Narra con intensidad y dinamismo una historia de violencia en el México contemporáneo donde el amor y la redención aún son posibles. El autor se sirve tanto de una extraordinaria fuerza visual como de la recreación y reinvención del lenguaje coloquial para lograr una obra de inquietante verosimilitud.»
DEL ACTA DEL JURADO DEL XXIII PREMIO ALFAGUARA DE NOVELA, presidido por Juan Villoro e integrado por Laura Alcoba, Edurne Portela, Antonio Lucas, Jesús Rodríguez Trueba, y Pilar Reyes

La crítica ha dicho:
«Una novela de enorme intensidad que se lee de manera trepidante y apasionada.»
Juan Villoro, presidente del jurado

«El mexicano Guillermo Arriaga no es solo un escritor de la gran pantalla sino un narrador de raza, cuyas obsesiones vitales dejan honda huella en el lector.»
Matías Néspolo, El Mundo

«Una novela fabulosa, con un pulso magnífico; un premio justo.»
Jorge Raya Pons, The Objective

«Novela de ritmo desbocado como el alud de sangre, droga y frenesí de unos personajes que lo apuestan todo a un futuro débil pero al que necesitan aferrarse.»
Luis Alemany, Antonio Lucas y Manuel Llorente, El Mundo ("Los mejores 30 libros de literatura en español de 2020")

«Querido maestro, Guillermo Arriaga: gracias. Porque leer Salvar el fuego en estos días tan complejos de confinamiento, soledad, ruido, temor, esperanza y confianza me ha salvado de otros fuegos, esos que te abrasan y que no apagan las lágrimas por cuantiosas u oceánicas que sean.»
Sonia Asensio, InfoLibre

«Una animalada de novela, qué pulso narrativo, qué ritmo, qué historia, qué México partido en dos, qué cantidad de miserias y pasiones: un novelón.»
Carles Francino, La Ventana (Cadena Ser)

«Un autor absolutamente único.»
Guadalupe Nettel

«Tiene tal fuerza que te empuja una y otra vez contra la pared. [...] Una novela ambiciosa y compacta, sin postizos o artificios innecesarios.»
Carlos Zanón, El País

«Una historia de amor contra viento y marea, contra todo, en un escenario de un país roto. [...] Novelón brutal; brutalmente realista en la violencia, en el sexo, en el amor incondicional.»
Benjamín Prado y Javier Sagarna, La Ventana (Cadena Ser)

«Una abrasadora historia de amor [...] con una vigorosa narrativa. [...] Su novela más sólida.»
Francisco Millet Alcoba, La Opinión de Málaga

«Una impactante y ambiciosa historia de un amor que desafía a la lógica [...] en la que Arriaga condensa su universo y sus preocupaciones.»
Adrián Sanmartín, El Imparcial

«Las novelas de este escritor mexicano consiguen sumergirme en un estado de lectura febril. Me confieso adicta a sus novelas. [...] Leerlo es un proceso de puro gozo, una adicción.»
Pepa Fernández, Las mañanas de Radio Nacional

«Un libro que late, como el fuego de su título, en las manos.»
Jesús García Calero, ABC

«No podemos estar más de acuerdo con el premio.»
Benito Garrido, Forbes

La primera novela de Elena Medel: un recorrido por las últimas décadas de la historia de España y un retrato lírico y honesto de dos mujeres trabajadoras.

¿Cuál es el peso de la familia en nuestras vidas, y cuál es el peso del dinero en nuestras vidas? ¿Qué sucede cuando una madre decide no cuidar de su hija, y qué sucede cuando una hija decide no cuidar de su madre?

¿Habríamos sido diferentes de haber nacido en otro lugar, en otro tiempo, en otro cuerpo? En esta novela hay dos mujeres: María, que a finales de la década de los sesenta deja su vida en una ciudad del sur para trabajar en Madrid, y Alicia, que nace más de treinta años después y repite su camino por motivos diferentes. Sabemos lo que las separa, pero... ¿Qué las une? ¿Qué les pertenece, qué han perdido?

Las maravillas es una novela sobre el dinero. Una novela sobre la falta de dinero: sobre la manera en la que nos define el dinero que no tenemos. Es también una novela sobre cuidados, responsabilidades y expectativas; sobre la precariedad que no responde a la crisis sino a la clase, y sobre quiénes −qué voces, en qué circunstancias− contarán las historias que nos permitan conocer nuestros orígenes y nuestro pasado. Las maravillas recorre las últimas décadas de la historia de España: desde el final de la dictadura hasta el estallido feminista, contado desde la periferia de una gran ciudad y en las voces −y en los cuerpos− de quienes no pueden manifestarse porque tienen que trabajar. En Las maravillas, a su manera una novela de aprendizaje, hay también pisos compartidos, líneas lentas del transporte público, raciones en bares con platos salpicados de aceite. Y de nuevo: la falta de dinero. Sobre eso trata esta novela deslumbrante, que ya antes de su publicación ha seducido a algunos de los más destacados editores internacionales y se encuentra en proceso de traducción al alemán, el inglés, el griego y el neerlandés.

Confía en el milagro de la poderosa presencia de Dios en tu vida. El mensaje conmovedor de Lucado ayuda a los lectores a levantar la vista hacia un Dios que nos ama de manera extravagante y conoce las necesidades más profundas de nuestro corazón. Ningún revés es demasiado grande para resolver, y ninguna oración pasa desapercibida. Dios sigue obrando.

Cada capítulo ofrece la seguridad a través de milagros grandes y pequeños de que Él nos encontrará en medio de los desórdenes de la vida. Dios te ayudará...

  • si te sientes ansioso
  • para resolver tus problemas
  • a través del miedo
  • si estás atrapado
  • cuando estás solo
  • en la vida diaria
  • en enfermedad
  • durante el duelo
  • con orientación
  • para perdonar

Lleno de milagros bíblicos, historias actuales, pensamientos para reflexionar, oraciones y mensajes con espacio para la reflexión, este es un libro al que los lectores acudirán una y otra vez. ¡La ayuda está en camino!

God Will Help You

Trust in the miracle of God's powerful presence in your life. Lucado's heartwarming message helps readers lift their eyes to a God who loves us extravagantly and knows the deepest needs of our hearts. No setback is too big to solve, and no prayer goes unnoticed. God is still working.

Each chapter offers reassurance through miracles big and small that He will meet us in the midst of life's messes. God will help

  • if you feel anxious
  • to solve your problems
  • through fear
  • if you are stuck
  • when you are lonely
  • in daily life
  • in illness
  • during grief
  • with guidance
  • to forgive

Filled with biblical miracles, current stories, thoughts to ponder, prayers, and journaling prompts with space for reflection, this is a you’ll look to time and time again. Help is coming!

El manager al minuto es una historia concisa y fácil de leer que revela tres secretos muy funcionales: objetivos de un minuto, alabanzas de un minuto y reprimendas de un minuto.

Durante más de veinte años, millones de gerentes en compañías de Fortune 500 y pequeñas empresas a nivel nacional han seguido las técnicas de El mánager al minuto, aumentando así su productividad, satisfacción en el trabajo y prosperidad personal. Estos resultados reales se lograron mediante el aprendizaje de las técnicas de gestión que explican la rentabilidad de la organización y sus empleados.

El nuevo mánager al minuto es una historia concisa y fácil de leer que revela tres secretos muy funcionales: objetivos de un minuto, alabanzas de un minuto y reprimendas de un minuto. El libro también presenta varios estudios de medicina y ciencias de la conducta que explican claramente por qué estos métodos aparentemente simples funcionan tan bien con tanta gente. Al final del libro usted sabrá cómo aplicarlos a su propia situación y disfrutar de los beneficios. Es por eso que El nuevo mánager al minuto ha seguido apareciendo en las listas de libros más vendidos de negocios por más de dos décadas, y se ha convertido en una sensación internacional.

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the organization and its employees.

The One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands.

The book also presents several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences that clearly explain why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the book's end you will know how to apply them to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.

That's why The One Minute Manager has continued to appear on business bestseller lists for more than two decades, and has become an international sensation.

“The most crucial relationship advice book since Men Are from Mars.”—Erin Meanley, Glamour.com 

A groundbreaking, interactive relationship tool that literally places in the hands of couples the power to transform chronically frustrating relationship dynamics. 

We've all been there. A conversation with a loved one escalates into conflict. Voices rise to a fever pitch and angry, accusative words fly through the air. At times like these, it seems impossible to find the magic words that will lead to healing. Enter Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love

A psychotherapist with decades of experience in counseling couples, Nancy Dreyfus hit upon the revolutionary practice outlined in this book during a couples-therapy session in which a wife’s unrelenting criticism of her husband was causing him to become emotionally withdrawn. In the midst of this, Dreyfus found herself scribbling on a scrap of paper, “Talk to me like I'm someone you love,” and gestured to the husband that he should hold it up. He did and within seconds the familiar power differential between the two shifted, and a gentler, more genuine connection emerged. Dreyfus was startled, then intrigued, and then motivated to create a tool that could help others. 

This book features more than one hundred of Dreyfus's "flash cards for real life," written statements that express what we wish we could communicate to the person we love, but either can't find the right words or the right tone in which to say it. The statements include: 

• Taking responsibility: "I realize I'm overreacting. Can you give me a minute to get sane again?" 

• Apologizing: "I know I've really hurt you. What can I do to help you trust me again?" 

• Loving: "You are precious, and I get that I haven't been treating you like you are." 

A one-of-a-kind, practical relationship tool, Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love will help couples to stop arguing and begin healing.
The sister of “La Diva de la Banda”—legendary Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera—opens up for the first time about Jenni’s untimely death and her own triumph over abuse and addiction.

Growing up as the youngest Rivera, Rosie was surrounded by unconditional love, support, and affection. There was nothing that her family wouldn’t do for her, especially her sister Jenni, who was the most important thing in the world to Rosie. With her strong will and a solid foundation, Rosie was set to conquer the world.
 
Yet life would take a drastic turn when Rivera was scarred by sexual abuse within her family at a very young age. Living in fear and confined by painful secrets, she was plagued with constant threats, confusion, and pain. Not only was she stripped of her childhood and innocence, but she was also robbed of her confidence and self-worth. Feeling completely shattered and lost, Rivera plunged into a world of damaging habits and deep depression.
 
For the first time ever, and with unflinching candor and courage, Rosie shares the traumatic details of her abuse and the daily struggle to live and how, through faith and the love of her family, she found life once more. Yet Rosie’s life would be severely impacted once again as the worst tragedy imaginable hit and her biggest fear came to reality—the death of her beloved sister.
 
Equally harrowing and uplifting, Rosie’s story is a true testament to beating the odds and proves that despite the worst of times and no matter how many more challenges life has in store, it is always possible to pick up the pieces and find the strength and purpose to dream and live again.


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“[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante.” —Slate

The turbulent historical masterpiece of Norway’s literary master
 
In her great historical epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the life story of one passionate and headstrong woman. Painting a richly detailed backdrop, Undset immerses readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political and religious undercurrents of the period. Now in one volume, Tiina Nunnally’s award-winning definitive translation brings this remarkable work to life with clarity and lyrical beauty.
As a young girl, Kristin is deeply devoted to her father, a kind and courageous man. But when as a student in a convent school she meets the charming and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her parents in pursuit of her own desires. Her saga continues through her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous life together raising seven sons as Erlend seeks to strengthen his political influence, and finally their estrangement as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty.
With its captivating heroine and emotional potency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway’s most beloved author—one of the twentieth century’s most prodigious and engaged literary minds—and, in Nunnally’s exquisite translation, a story that continues to enthrall.
 
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition includes an introduction by Brad Leithauser and features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance.

In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.

But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.

Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.

But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The GuardianMarie Claire

 
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
From the Academy Award®–winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction
 
“Unflinchingly honest and remarkably candid, Matthew McConaughey’s book invites us to grapple with the lessons of his life as he did—and to see that the point was never to win, but to understand.”—Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’ve been in this life for fifty years, been trying to work out its riddle for forty-two, and been keeping diaries of clues to that riddle for the last thirty-five. Notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made me marvel, and things that made me laugh out loud. How to be fair. How to have less stress. How to have fun. How to hurt people less. How to get hurt less. How to be a good man. How to have meaning in life. How to be more me.
 
Recently, I worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. I found stories I experienced, lessons I learned and forgot, poems, prayers, prescriptions, beliefs about what matters, some great photographs, and a whole bunch of bumper stickers. I found a reliable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges—how to get relative with the inevitable—you can enjoy a state of success I call “catching greenlights.”
 
So I took a one-way ticket to the desert and wrote this book: an album, a record, a story of my life so far. This is fifty years of my sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, cools and shamefuls. Graces, truths, and beauties of brutality. Getting away withs, getting caughts, and getting wets while trying to dance between the raindrops.
 
Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license, going to church without having to be born again, and laughing through the tears.
 
It’s a love letter. To life.
 
It’s also a guide to catching more greenlights—and to realizing that the yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
 
Good luck.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
 
“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.”—NPR 
 
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE EAST HAMPTON STAR AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review Time Vogue • NPR • The Washington Post • The Globe & Mail • Fortune • Bloomberg • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads PopMatters

On Winston Churchill’s first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally—and willing to fight to the end.

In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it’s also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill’s prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports—some released only recently—Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents’ wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela’s illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill’s “Secret Circle,” to whom he turns in the hardest moments.
 
The Splendid and the Vile takes readers out of today’s political dysfunction and back to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!

[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world.

Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next.

Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.
The 2017 edition of this essential companion to the Harry Potter stories included a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and 6 new beasts! A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents...


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Please note: This is the 2017 edition of the Hogwarts Library ebook, featuring bespoke cover artwork from Olly Moss and a new foreword from J.K. Rowling. The official screenplay of the 2016 Warner Bros. movie - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - is available separately.
3 fast-paced thrillers packed with ancient artifacts, relics of power, and adventure with an edge of the supernatural.

MEET MORGAN SIERRA.


Ex-Israeli military psychologist, specialist in religious cults at Oxford University, Krav Maga expert ... and now recruited to work for ARKANE, a secret British government agency investigating supernatural mysteries around the world.


STONE OF FIRE #1


A power kept secret for 2000 years.


INDIA. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.


Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She’s helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?


From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church before the fires of evil are summoned again.


CRYPT OF BONE #2


A quarter of the world must die.


ISRAEL. A man jumps to his death from the top of the Western Wall, his body smashed on the ancient stones. Another disembowels himself under the scrawled figure of the Pale Horse of the Apocalypse.


As she investigates the deaths, Morgan Sierra becomes embroiled in an international conspiracy that will use technology to carry an ancient curse to mankind. Working with ARKANE agent Jake Timber, they hunt down the Devil's Bible, pursued all the way by the evil forces of Thanatos.


From the catacombs of Paris to the skeletal ossuaries of Sicily and the Czech Republic, Morgan and Jake must find the Devil's Bible and stop the curse being released into the world before one in four are destroyed in the coming holocaust. Because in just seven days, the final curse will be spoken and the prophecy will be fulfilled.


ARK OF BLOOD #3


A desperate race to find the Ark of the Covenant — and save the world from a devastating holy war.


EGYPT. The curator of the Museum of Antiquities is ritually murdered by a group wearing the masks of Ancient Egyptian deities.


USA. In Washington DC, a decapitated head is placed on a replica Ark of the Covenant with a chilling message that warns of a terrifying escalation of violence in the Middle East.


Morgan Sierra must race against time to find the real Ark, while her nemesis, the vicious mercenary Natasha, is in the hunt and out for bloody revenge. Morgan travels across Egypt, Jordan and back to London, following a trail of clues that takes her into the mists of history - and mortal danger.


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”

NOW A FOX TV SERIES!

NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST HORROR BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal 

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.” 

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.

Look for the entire Passage trilogy:
THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS

Praise for The Passage

“[A] blockbuster.”The New York Times Book Review

“Mythic storytelling.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.”Time

“The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.”The Dallas Morning News

“Addictive.”Men’s Journal

“Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.”Parade
A #1 New York Times bestseller 

From New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of her charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.

In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable…but not too amiable.

Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter. The fourth of eight siblings in her close-knit family, she has formed friendships with the most eligible young men in London. Everyone likes Daphne for her kindness and wit. But no one truly desires her. She is simply too deuced honest for that, too unwilling to play the romantic games that captivate gentlemen.

Amiability is not a characteristic shared by Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. Recently returned to England from abroad, he intends to shun both marriage and society—just as his callous father shunned Simon throughout his painful childhood. Yet an encounter with his best friend’s sister offers another option. If Daphne agrees to a fake courtship, Simon can deter the mamas who parade their daughters before him. Daphne, meanwhile, will see her prospects and her reputation soar.

The plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule...

This novel includes the 2nd epilogue, a peek at the story after the story.

An enchanting collection containing the first three novels in New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s beloved Bridgerton series set in Regency England—The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and An Offer from a Gentleman—now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. 

The Duke and I
When Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, agree to a fake courtship, they think they’ve found the perfect solution to their problems. Romantically associated with one of London’s most desirable catches, Daphne’s prospects among the ton will soar. For avowed bachelor Simon, an attachment to Daphne will deter would-be brides and their ambitious mamas. Their plan works like a charm—at first. But amid the glittering, gossipy, cut-throat world of London’s elite, there is only one certainty: love ignores every rule. . . 

The Viscount Who Loved Me
London's most elusive bachelor, Anthony Bridgerton is determined to wed. But one obstacle stands in his way—his intended's older sister, Kate Sheffield, who is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal. Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands, and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. She’s determined to protect her sister—even as she fears she may not be able to resist the reprehensible and oh so desirable rake herself . . .

 

An Offer from a Gentleman
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she'd be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball—or that she would be spinning in the arms of her "Prince Charming"—the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton. But when the clock strikes midnight, Sophie’s enchanting evening ends. Since that night Benedict has been able to think of nothing but the bewitching young woman, and he’s sworn to find and wed his mystery miss. Yet will another unexpectedly steal his heart—and his chance for a fairy tale love?


A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.

When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

“Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly

A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?

In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days.

When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. 

Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club

“Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”HuffPost

“An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN

“A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”Boston Globe

“Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR

“[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”iO9

The first book in the revolutionary New York Times bestselling Expanse series, a modern masterwork of science fiction. Leviathan Wakes introduces Captain James Holden, his crew, and Detective Miller as they unravel a horrifying solar system wide conspiracy that begins with a single missing girl. Now a Prime Original series.

HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES


Humanity has colonized the solar system -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond -- but the stars are still out of our reach.

Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for -- and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why.

Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to the Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything.

Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations -- and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.

"Interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written." -- George R. R. Martin

The Expanse

Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes
Persepolis Rising
Tiamat's Wrath
​Leviathan Falls


The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss
Strange Dogs
Auberon
Si sientes que dentro de ti tienes un tesoro por explorar y estás cansado de que tus miedos te impidan desplegar tus alas y compartirlo con el mundo, deja de dar vueltas en el mismo lugar… e ingresa ¡al círculo virtuoso!

¿Por qué algunas personas que parecen tenerlo todo a su favor se quedan a mitad del camino mientras otras que han nacido en circunstancias adversas alcanzan cada objetivo que se proponen?
La respuesta a esta pregunta la encontrarás en El Círculo Virtuoso, una obra reveladora que explora cuáles son las creencias y los hábitos de aquellos que logran resultados extraordinarios en tiempos de incertidumbre. Escrito por la comunicadora Gaby Natale tras diez años de entrevistas con grandes personalidades de la cultura, el deporte y la ciencia, El Círculo Virtuoso plantea una premisa provocadora: el talento o la fortuna no predicen el éxito. Las personas que logran sus sueños lo consiguen desarrollando una habilidad que puede aprenderse: la de ver más allá de lo aparente para trascender los límites de nuestras propias circunstancias particulares. A través de siete arquetipos que trazan el camino desde la concepción hasta la consumación de un sueño, El Círculo Virtuoso te enseñará a:

• Identificar y cultivar tu propio potencial de grandeza.

• Desarrollar un plan de acción, paso a paso, a fin de lograr que tu visión se haga realidad.

• Entender qué habilidades debes desarrollar para lograr resultados extraordinarios.

• Convertir al entusiasmo en combustible de modo que puedas superar los tiempos de adversidad.

• Desarrollar un sentido de propósito para en un agente de cambio positivo.

Este es un libro para los soñadores, los rebeldes de corazón que ven más allá de las circunstancias que los rodean, aquellos que sospechan que algo maravilloso está esperándolos, pero aún no se han animado a dar ese primer paso que los lleve a su nuevo destino. El Círculo Virtuoso te desafía a comenzar la conquista másdifícil y más satisfactoria: la de ti mismo.

La autora aclamada internacionalmente y experta en relaciones de pareja Arielle Ford ofrece claves para volver a descubrir el amor, la pasión, el respeto y el compromiso renovado, años después del simple acto de enamorarse y casarse.

Una cosa es enamorarse y casarse, y otra muy distinta es ser feliz en el matrimonio. Esta es la verdadera razón de convertir a tu pareja en tu alma gemela. Arielle Ford, autora best seller internacional de El secreto del amor, comparte la sabiduría que ha aprendido en su propio matrimonio, junto con la experiencia recogida entre sus amigos y expertos, como Harville Hendrix, John Gray, la doctora Helen Fisher, Neale Donald Walsch y Marianne Williamson, para ayudar a sus lectores a encontrar un punto medio entre la extraña, maravillosa e inalcanzable noción del amor y la realidad que se produce cuando se presentan la inquietud, la ira o la desilusión, como una barrera obstinada que impide la entrada de la felicidad y la realización.

Arielle establece los cimientos del propósito y el trabajo que se necesitan para tener una relación saludable, demostrando que el matrimonio no es algo tan sencillo como un «ser felices por siempre», pero que el verdadero amor puede ser aún mejor que esto. Convierte a tu pareja en tu alma gemela explora y revela:

• Lo que realmente es y no es el amor, y la forma de infundirle a tu vida un amor más valioso y gratificante

• Por qué abandonar el perfeccionismo es la clave a la felicidad

• Cuáles son las claves de una relación saludable

• Nuestra alma y nuestros acuerdos sagrados con respecto al amor

• Ir más allá de nosotros mismos para infundir lo divino en nuestra relación

• Cómo inyectarle nueva vida a un amor ya viejo a base de echar a andar la diversión

• Por qué el cambio de pareja podría no ser la respuesta

Internationally bestselling author and relationship expert Arielle Ford offers the keys to re-discovering love, passion, respect, and renewed commitment, years after the simple act of falling in love and getting married.

It’s one thing to fall in love and get married. It is quite another thing to have a marriage you love. This is the true purpose of Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate.

Author of the international bestseller The Soulmate Secret, Arielle Ford unlocks the wisdom learned in her own marriage along with expertise gleaned from friends and experts such as Harville Hendrix, John Gray, Dr. Helen Fisher, Neale Donald Walsch, and Marianne Williamson, to help readers find a happy middle ground between the rare, precious, and unattainable romantic notion of love, and the reality that happens when restlessness, anger, or disappointment set in and act as a stubborn barrier to happiness and fulfillment.

¿Qué tiene en común la gente exitosa? Los científicos han estudiado el carácter, las creencias y las costumbres de personas exitosas de toda profesión y clase social, pero sus investigaciones casi siempre acaban en publicaciones académicas que solamente leen otros científicos. Ahora, el autor bestseller de Los 100 Secretos de la Gente Feliz ha reunido la información más reciente e importante de los miles de estudios que se han hecho acerca del éxito, y explica los descubrimientos claves en un lenguaje sencillo y fácil de comprender. Los 100 Secretos de la Gente Exitosa ofrece excelentes consejos para lograr el éxito en todos aspectos de su vida. Incluye inspiradoras historias como la de Paul Gonzales, un hombre que surgió de un vecindario de Los Ángeles dominado por pandillas, para convertirse en medallero de oro de las Olimpiadas; relatos de escarmiento como la quiebra de la compañía de bicicletas Schwinn; y el consejo que David Brinkley recibió de una maestra y que lo ayudó a convertirse en un exitoso conductor de noticiero. Tener metas determinadas aumenta la confianza en sí mismo de un 50 por ciento. Trabajar con personas que tienen opiniones y actitudes diferentes aumenta la productividad de un 14 por ciento. Personas que hablan despacio tienen un 38 por ciento más de posibilidades de ser percibidas como bien informadas. El hacer trabajo comunitario voluntario resulta en un 25 por ciento más de satisfacción con el empleo. El 50 por ciento de directores ejecutivos dicen que una vida familiar saludable es esencial para tener una vida profesional fructífera.
Cíñete a las viejas reglas para ganar dinero y seguirás pobre. Rompe con esas reglas y te harás rico. Este libro te enseñará cómo.En ¿Por qué ese idiota es rico y yo no? Robert Shemin, autor de grandes bestsellers, revela por primera vez los secretos del círculo interno de los mega-ricos. ¿Alguna vez te has preguntado por qué algunas personas atraen la riqueza mientras que otros permanecen atrapados económicamente y endeudados? La clave se encuentra en una manera de pensar poco convencional y favorable a la riqueza. Puede que hayas intentado enriquecerte y no lo hayas logrado todavía, o puede que sólo necesites la confianza necesaria para soñar en grande. En cualquier caso, éste es el libro indicado para ti. En este libro aprenderás a:• Fijar sólo un objetivo, y convertirlo en un objetivo importante • Disfrutar de la vida mientras tu dinero trabaja • Dejar de crear el negocio de otros y empezar a crear el tuyo propio • Vivir y pensar como un millonario mientras te conviertes en uno • Utilizar el poder y el manejo de otros Idiotas Ricos para ayudarte a ingresar en el Club de los Idiotas Ricos • Y mucho más En este libro, el primer libro que te enseñará lo que de verdad se necesita para alcanzar la abundancia económica, Shemin ilustra de manera amena e inteligente que ir contra corriente es, de hecho, la manera más segura de ganar. Dedica unas cuantas páginas a conocer a Robert y a sus amigos Idiotas Ricos, y quedarás convencido de que “si ellos lo lograron, yo también puedo”.
Master the art of what to say in your funnels to convert your online visitors into lifelong customers in this updated edition from the $100M entrepreneur and co-founder of the software company ClickFunnels.

Your business is a calling. You've been called to serve a group of people with the products, services, and offers that you've created. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. Your message could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone's health, grow a company, or more. . . .

But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change.

By positioning yourself as an expert and telling your story in a way that gets people to move, you will be able to guide people through your value ladder, offer solutions to their problems, and give them the results they are looking for. This is how you change the lives of your customers, and this is how you grow your company.

In this updated edition of Expert Secrets, Russell Brunson, CEO and co-founder of the multimillion-dollar software company ClickFunnels, gives you the step-by-step strategies you need to turn your expertise into a carefully crafted sales message that will attract your dream customers.

Don't hide inside your business. Implement these story selling techniques now so you can find your voice and gain the confidence to become a leader, build a movement of people whose lives you can change, and make this calling a career.
This new book explains everything you need to know to locate and purchase real estate with no down payment from individuals, banks, and other sources. Whether you are a first-time homeowner or an experienced property investor, this is a tremendous guide for buying real estate in any market with no down payment. You will learn the simple formula that can build massive wealth through a real estate purchase, with no money down.

This proven formula works even if you have no real estate experience, bad or no credit, or very little money. This formula has been developed out of real-life experience. You will learn how to make smart real estate investments and use those investments to help you achieve financial success. We spent thousands of hours interviewing, e-mailing, and communicating with hundreds of today's most successful real estate investors.

This book is a compilation of their secrets and proven successful ideas. If you are interested in learning hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets on how to purchase a property with no money down, then this book is for you. You will learn how to find the right property, locate motivated sellers, make mutually beneficial offers, and possibly even receive cash at the closing. Though you may be relatively cash-poor or have a less-than-perfect credit rating, you can acquire a mortgage and find the house you've always wanted.

You will receive professional direction through all the complicated legal and tax issues involved. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for financing and closing on a property. The author shows readers how to find out how much they're really worth, how to uncover unknown assets, and how anyone can enhance their credit rating within six months. Financing your dream home can be possible, even if you never thought you could.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

A growing number of successful companies are turning to lean thinking to maintain a competitive edge in a global economy of falling prices, rising quality, and relentless competition. Yet while there are many excellent resources that teach both the tools and principles, no single book addresses what might be the most important lean discipline of all—the human challenge of creating and sustaining the commitment of the people doing the work.

The Gold Mine deftly weaves together the technical and human pieces of implementing lean manufacturing in an engaging story that readers will find both compelling and instructive. Authors Freddy and Michael Ballé have produced the first integrated and systematic approach to a set of ideas that have maximized value and minimized waste throughout the world.

At the heart of The Gold Mine is Bob Woods, a curmudgeonly sensei coaxed out of retirement by his son Mike to help boyhood friend Phil Jenkinson save his struggling company. Despite terrific products and a backlog of orders, Phil's company cannot generate enough cash from its operations to pay its bills. And so Mike enlists Bob to help his pal fix this crisis.

“You're trying to deal with your mess as if it was a technical problem,” Bob tells Phil. “Move this machine here, change this design there, which it is to some extent, but … it's all about people. You have a leadership problem not just a production or business problem.” As Phil begins to tackle the key challenges necessary to improve his company's operations, he comes to understand the deeper points of lean. Readers will also draw powerful insights from his journey.

The Gold Mine presents all the key lean principles, ranging from well-known ideas such as pull and flow, to lesser-known yet equally important principles such as jidoka and heijunka. The book also reveals lean as a system—using a realistic story to show how the principles are interrelated and how they lead to useful tools such as kanban or 5S. Freddy Ballé draws from his authority of one of Europe's preeminent lean veterans, bringing his knowledge to life in the context of a dramatic human story of managers and employees struggling to apply these tools and ideas in a successful turnaround.

“Mastery of the technical details of lean thinking is never enough. A transformation will fail without the most important element: the engagement of the people doing the work,” says publisher James Womack. “The Gold Mine is the first book to comprehensively introduce all the lean tools by means of a vivid personal story showing how hearts and minds are won over. It will spark ah-ha's from everyone who has been there and provide profound insight for those who are just getting started. I can't recommend it highly enough as a way to teach your people the key lean tools that always lead to success while also teaching, in the words of Bob Woods, that 'it's all about people.”

“Reading The Gold Mine is like eavesdropping on a sensei dispensing gems to a client,” says co-publisher Daniel Jones. “The Ballés draw from a remarkable perspective of wisdom and experience. Readers, especially those individuals working on the shop floor, will gain revelation and inspiration by living through the experiences of the hero. This is an experiential novel that will resonate deeply with people who relate it to their own lives. Managers and executives just beginning a lean transformation will learn valuable insights about how to sidestep the technical and people problems that lay ahead. And experienced lean thinkers will discover fresh insights about overcoming resistance to change.”

While The Gold Mine represents LEI's first book of fiction, Womack envisions it as a natural complement to the workbooks that have established themselves as the leading guides for learning lean. “The Gold Mine was created on the premise that people have different learning styles, and that a set of ideas based on the shop floor—where the action takes place—can be grasped intuitively by illustrating how one particular company responds,” he says. “It complements our established products by presenting a different but equally vital method of sharing knowledge.”

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