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"A collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that have shaped four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell's legendary career in public service." Worth Reading, Summer Books, Colin O'Donoghu, Books Worth, Life Lessons, Books Lists, Colin Powell, Books Review, Lessons Learning
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"It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother's house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.
This is a great book written by Tony Dungy, the ex NFL head coach of the Colts. The many stories in this text exemplify exceptional leadership, especially in Dungy's ability to strengthen his weaknesses. I was given this book when it first published and I sitll find myself re reading to keep learning. (S.Cleveland)
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.
Calvin Coolidge, who served as president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls. The shy Vermonter, nicknamed Silent Cal, has long been dismissed as quiet and passive. History has remembered the decade in which he served as a frivolous, extravagant period predating the Great Depression.
"Claire Bidwell Smith discusses her childhood when both of her parents died of cancer and her career as a therapist."
Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. But six years haven't come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd's obituary, he can't keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd's wife he's hoping for . . . but she is not Natalie.