The Competition

Author: Marcia Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444755299
Size: 11.16 MB
Format: PDF
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Los Angeles DA Rachel Knight is brought in to the aftermath of a high-school shooting in Marcia Clark's gripping legal thriller - perfect for fans of David Baldacci and James Patterson. It's every parent's nightmare. When a high-school shooting leaves dozens dead, including the killers, the grieving community can at least be sure it won't happen again. But as prosecutor Rachel Knight and detective Bailey Keller dig deeper, they realise that the worst isn't over. The clues at the crime scene don't add up. It seems that the real shooters are still out there... In the chaos that follows, Rachel and Bailey must scramble to identify the suspects and stop them before they can strike again. Because the killers have plans. They want to beat their competition. They want to be the best... at murder.

Elizabeth I

Author: Susan Frye
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195354311
Size: 12.60 MB
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Elizabeth I is perhaps the most visible woman in early modern Europe, yet little attention has been paid to what she said about the difficulties of constructing her power in a patriarchal society. This revisionist study examines her struggle for authority through the representation of her female body. Based on a variety of extant historical and literary materials, Frye's interpretation focuses on three representational crises spaced fifteen years apart: the London coronation of 1559, the Kenilworth entertainments of 1575, and the publication of The Faerie Queene in 1590. In ways which varied with social class and historical circumstance, the London merchants, the members of the Protestant faction, courtly artists, and artful courtiers all sought to stabilize their own gendered identities by constructing the queen within the "natural" definitions of the feminine as passive and weak. Elizabeth fought back, acting as a discursive agent by crossing, and thus disrupting, these definitions. She and those closely identified with her interests evolved a number of strategies through which to express her political control in terms of the ownership of her body, including her elaborate iconography and a mythic biography upon which most accounts of Elizabeth's life have been based. The more authoritative her image became, the more vigorously it was contested in a process which this study examines and consciously perpetuates.

The Competition

Author: Caroline Miley
Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher
ISBN: 9781925516340
Size: 11.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“To take a sheet of paper and a pencil and make something where before there had been nothing; to feel the paper under my fist and the sound of the crayon's whisper across the page; to bring to life on the blank surface line, light and shadow…” Two hundred years ago, Edward Armiger stood at his easel and wondered what to paint. His problems are contemporary, even if his setting is different. His was a world in the grip of war, change and radical new ideas, but what was his place in it? He and his friends enter a painting competition at the Royal Academy that will establish the winner professionally, but when he’s pitchforked into the gritty world of northern woollen mills, frame-breaking and food riots, his ideas are disrupted by Luddites and progressive political thinkers. When he returns to London, his new beliefs put career and friendships in jeopardy and his pursuit of love falters. Total failure is never far away. But what constitutes success? Written in a lucid style laced with fascinating period detail and vivid descriptions, The Competition takes the reader on a meticulously-researched but lively journey through the art and industrial worlds of Georgian England. “The Competition is a novel of astounding verisimilitude: it seems incredible that Miley was not present at these events. Yet Edward Armiger’s struggles are of our own times too.” Judith Lukin-Amundsen

Outthink The Competition

Author: Kaihan Krippendorff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118163856
Size: 15.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Fast Company blogger and former McKinsey consultant profiles the next generation business strategists: the "Outthinkers" "Outthinkers" are entrepreneurs and corporate leaders with a new playbook. They see opportunities others ignore, challenge dogma others accept as truth, rally resources others cannot influence, and unleash new strategies that disrupt their markets. Outthink the Competition proves that business competition is undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift and that during such revolutions, outthinkers beat traditionalists. Outthink the Competition presents stories of breakthrough companies like Apple, Google, Vistaprint, and Rosetta Stone whose stunning performances defy traditional explanation and will inspire readers to outthink the competition. Core concepts in the book include: Discover the Eight Dimensions of Disruption Learn to play by the Outthinker Playbook Develop the Five Habits of the Outthinker Implement the Outthinker Process It's time to buck tradition in order to stay ahead. Outthink the competition and uncover opportunities hiding in plain sight.

The Competition Paradigm

Author: Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742520382
Size: 14.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This insightful book explores the question of competition and effects it has on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Competition Of Ideas

Author: Wesley Glenn Campbell
Publisher: Jameson Books (IL)
ISBN: UOM:39015050482242
Size: 16.87 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"In 1960, Canadian-born and Harvard-educated economist W. Glenn Campbell was named director of the Hoover Institution, at Stanford University. In this detailed and sometimes sharp-edged memoir, Campbell reveals the untold story of his efforts to build the then-sleepy research library into a first-class facility for historical and contemporary research and scholarship." "Future historians seeking the roots of the reanimation of America's founding principles and of the conservative philosophy will find answers aplenty in this work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Competition

Author: Michael R. Shoulders
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467078794
Size: 14.54 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Competition is a new kind of novel -- a fast-paced, sophisticated architectural thriller. The book’s dry humor and intriguing characters, along with its intricate, suspenseful plot, provide all of the necessary ingredients for a brilliant new genre. When washed-up architect William Lightstone Travers enters a design competition for the new Governor’s Mansion in Indianapolis, he discovers graft and murder are part of the process. Can Travers save his troubled career and win the competition, despite corrupt officials determined to ruin him? Or will the large Chicago firm, where his daughter works, buy its way to the winning competition entry? In the end, Travers must choose between a victory that could save him or a secret that might kill him.