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Some People

Author : Harold Nicolson
ISBN : 9780571309269
Genre : Fiction
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On the face of it, bracketing Harold Nicolson and Vladimir Nabokov seems unexpected but the latter paid a remarkable tribute to Some People. When speaking to Harold Nicolson's son, Nigel, he confessed that all his life he had been fighting against the influence of Some People.' The style of that book is like a drug', he said. The critic and biographer, Stacy Schiff, has also admitted 'Some People has exerted more influence than I care to admit. I would reread it any day of the week.' Ever since first publication in 1927 it has been attracting this sort of praise. It is an unusual book comprising nine chapters each one being a sort of character sketch: Miss Plimsoll; J. D. Marstock; Lambert Orme; The Marquis de Chaumont; Jeanne de Henaut; Titty; Professor Malone; Arketall; Miriam Codd. The author himself writes, a little disingenuously, 'Many of the following sketches are purely imaginary. Such truths as they may contain are only half-truths.' In fact, it would be difficult to point to one, other than Miriam Codd, that was 'purely imaginary', some were composite portraits, others skilful amalgams of divers traits from a variety of different people, and others much more overtly drawn from one real-life figure, for example Lambert Orme clearly represents Ronald Firbank, and Arketall Lord Curzon's bibulous valet. There is nothing else quite like Some People and in its own playful way is beyond category. To be tedious for a moment, we have to call it fiction but are then immediately thrown by Virginia Woolf's deft summary, 'He lies in wait for his own absurdities as artfully as theirs. Indeed by the end of the book we realize that the figure which has been most completely and most subtly displayed is that of the author . . . It is thus, he would seem to say, in the mirrors of our friends that we chiefly live.' Fiction? Biography? Autobiography? - the category doesn't matter, the result is spellbinding however you choose to read it.

Some People Some Other Place

Author : J. California Cooper
ISBN : UOM:39015060110924
Genre : Fiction
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A multigenerational saga chronicles the intertwined lives of the multi-ethnic residents of Dream Street in a town called Place, following one family from the Deep South of 1895, to rural Oklahoma and the industrial Midwest.

Survivor Personality

Author : Al Siebert
ISBN : 9781101188392
Genre : Psychology
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The classic guide to what makes people survivors, now in a revised and updated new edition. Who survives? Who thrives? As a psychologist who spent more than forty years studying the phenomenon of survival, Al Siebert gained valuable insight into the qualities and habits that help human beings overcome difficult situations-from everyday conflicts to major life stresses. In this revised and updated edition, he delineates the "survivor personality" and examines the latest research to show how survival skills can be learned, leading to better coping, increased success in work and relationships, and a vastly brighter outlook on the future.


Author : Anjana Ahuja
ISBN : 9781847652119
Genre : Psychology
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We are all leaders or followers - or both. We can recognise leadership in almost every area of life: in the workplace, among friends, within families, in politics and religion. But what makes a good or bad leader, why are some people followers, and what are the benefits of each? Fusing psychology, business, history and current affairs, Selected examines how and why leadership has evolved over tens of thousands of years, and presents a bold and compelling new 'mismatch hypothesis': that the slowness of evolution means that there is a mismatch between modern ideas of leadership and the kind of leadership that our Stone Age brains are still wired for. This makes for all sorts of tendencies, problems and solutions that no author has yet discussed but that affect all aspects of our lives - it's why, for example, we prefer working in small companies. Full of fascinating examples drawn from a diverse range of spheres, from politics and commerce to sport and culture, Van Vugt and Ahuja show our evolutionary history explains why taller political candidates usually win, why women chief executives attract such hostility and why we like it when the boss asks after our children. This is the first book of its kind to explore how the evolution of leadership affects us all - and, by doing so, to provide deep, practical insight for all of us into our personal and professional lives.

Cp Time

Author : JL King
ISBN : 1416552685
Genre : Humor
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Everyone has a story of being the victim of CP time. It's been responsible for the termination of jobs and relationships, and for delaying weddings and even funerals. CP Time is the first book to examine a behavior that crosses all social economic lines within the black community in a way that will bring smiles and groans of recognition to victims and culprits alike. In brisk, engaging chapters, J.L. King provides humorous examples and personal stories, voicing the opinions of those who view habitual lateness as just part of being black, and those who see it as a more serious problem. Recounting the reasons and excuses offered in CP time's defense, King provides a wry and often hilarious history of how and why the phenomenon began. Light-hearted yet enlightening, CP Time makes a perfect gift for the chronically tardy -- and all those affected by them.

Some People Called Frette

Author : Violet Johnson Petty
ISBN : WISC:89066143744
Genre : Reference
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The Luck Factor

Author : Max Gunther
ISBN : 9781906659493
Genre : Business & Economics
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Taking readers on a richly anecdotal ride through the more popular theories and histories of luck--from pseudoscience to paganism, through mathematicians to magicians--Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the nature of luck.

Some People Can T Surf

Author : Julie Lasky
ISBN : UOM:39015051282385
Genre : Design
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Art Chantry's contrarian ways have placed him in the pantheon of great modern designers.Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantryis the first survey of this visual iconoclast, who also designed the book and packed it with hundreds of his vibrant images. Gritty, funny, and refreshingly low-tech, his award-winning work has promoted countless bands, social causes, and non-profits. Tracing Chantry's career from his covers and layouts for the seminal music magazineThe Rocket,to album covers for such cult bands as Mudhoney, the Reverend Horton Heat, and the Fastbacks,Some People Can't Surfis a comprehensive look at his creative evolution. Complete with commentary on the unusual origins and unorthodox processes behind his work, as well as providing context for his oft-copied look,Some People Can't Surfis a much-anticipated exploration of this idiosyncratic design master.


Author : Emma Barrett
ISBN : 9780199668588
Genre : Psychology
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Explores the physical and psychological challenges faced by people in extreme environments, discussing the traits they share that enable them to overcome pain, physical hardship, and loneliness.

A Winner S Dna

Author : Jesper Qvist
ISBN : 9780983897200
Genre : Business & Economics
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You can become a winner tomorrow and join the club of successful people if you read and apply the strategies from this book. The problem for most people today is the fact that they do not realize all the tools and strategies that are available today. With the right set of strategies and tools you can create value and become a winner, easier than you ever thought of. A Winners DNA examines and describes how and what it takes to become a winner! The book is a perfect fit for anyone who wishes or dreams to become a successful Entrepreneur, but can also help that person in his or her daily life. A Winner is the new rich and you should join the club today!

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