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|Author||: Jon Gordon|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Great teammates don’t just impact you today; they impact you for the rest of your life. From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the Hard Hat he was intrigued and captivated. Over the years he visited George’s coaches, attended several “21 Dinners” held in his honor, met his family, talked to his teammates and observed how he inspired all who knew him. The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hard-working, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate, the impact he had on his team and program and the lessons we can learn from him. The book features: A True Story about George Boiardi, his Team and their Legacy. 21 Lessons to be a Great Teammate Insights from George’s Teammates and Coaches that Bring the Lessons to Life. 21 Exercises to help you Build a Great Team Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire you to be the best teammate you can be and to build a great team. *100% of author’s royalties go to support the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation
|Author||: Jon Gordon,Lauren M. Gallagher|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
An inspiring story with lessons on teamwork—written for kids, but valuable to everyone Adapted from Jon Gordon’s bestseller The Hard Hat, The Hard Hat for Kids is an inspiring story that teaches children how to be a great teammate. An engaging tale that resonates with all children, the 10 Ways to be a Great Teammate and the “We before Me” philosophy, make this book an enjoyable read and an invaluable teaching tool for coaches, teachers, and parents. The Hard Hat for Kids presents practical insights and life-changing lessons that are immediately applicable to everyday situations, giving kids—and adults—a new outlook on cooperation, friendship, and the selfless nature of true teamwork. Mickey is a spunky talented basketball lover who has always dreamed about playing on her school’s team. On the first day of practice, she learns of a special award given to the best teammate—and soon discovers that there is a big difference between being the best player and being the best teammate. What follows is an unforgettable story about selflessness, loyalty, hard work, and compassion, and a clear lesson on putting the team first. Author Jon Gordon is a renowned storyteller with a knack for making life lessons stick. For this book he has teamed up with Dr. Lauren Gallagher, a school psychologist and mental skills coach who shares her passion for bringing valuable lessons to children in a way that is fun and educational. Fittingly, Dr. Gallagher is also the wife of Jon’s college lacrosse teammate at Cornell University where the Hard Hat tradition began. This book continues Jon’s unique way of merging everyday wisdom with practical advice to make you better at everything that you do. The Hard Hat for Kids tells a moving story of teamwork and friendship which is sure to be enjoyed by families, sports teams, and classrooms of children everywhere.
|Author||: David Paul Kuhn|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
"In May 1970, four days after Kent State, construction workers chased students through downtown Manhattan, beating scores of protesters bloody. As hardhats clashed with hippies, it soon became clear that something larger was underway- Democrats were at war with themselves. In The Hardhat Riot, David Paul Kuhn tells the fateful story of when the white working class first turned against liberalism, when Richard Nixon seized the breach, and America was forever changed. It was unthinkable one generation before: FDR's "forgotten man" siding with the party of Big Business and, ultimately, paving the way for presidencies from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. This is the story of the schism that tore liberalism apart. In this riveting story- rooted in meticulous research, including thousands of pages of never-before-seen records- we go back to a harrowing day that explains the politics of today. We experience an emerging class conflict between two newly polarized Americas,m and how it all boiled over on one brutal day, when the Democratic Part's future was bludgeoned by its past."--
|Author||: Bonnie Bryant|
Stevie's on the loose in New York City! Stevie Lake thinks she knows everything there is to know about getting along in New York City -- until she meets Regina Evans. Regina is the daughter of a New York friend of Stevie's mom. When Stevie and her mother visit the city, Mrs. Lake and Mrs. Evans catch up on old times -- while Regina introduces Stevie to her friends and their favorite hangouts. It's a lot of fun until an accident leaves Regina and Stevie in real danger. But just when things look worst, Stevie gets a chance to prove that a horse can always save the day -- even in New York City
|Author||: Loretta Hill|
|Editor||: Random House Australia|
From the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots comes another romance novel set in the Australian outback. Perfect for rom com fans! Wendy Hopkins arrives in the Pilbara to search for the father who abandoned her at birth. Getting mixed up in construction site politics at the Iron Ore wharf just out of town was not high on her ‘to do’ list. But when she takes a job as their new Safety Manager she becomes the most hated person in the area. Nicknamed ‘The Sergeant’, she is the butt of every joke and the prime target of notorious womanizer, Gavin Jones. Giving up is not an option, though. For, as it turns out, only Wendy can save these workers from the impending cyclone, find a man who wants to stay buried and ... put a bad boy firmly in his place. The Girl in the Hard Hat is a deliciously romantic and funny love story, and set to be the perfect summer read!
|Author||: Molly Beth Griffin|
|Editor||: Picture Window Books|
Crash! Boom! Bang! The school is under construction, so Stella the Mouse, Nico the Toad, Delilah the Spider, and Bo the Parakeet grab their hard hats to explore. The art room, music room, and media center are a mess, and they can't find Goldie the Goldfish. Is all of this construction worth the mess and stress? This early chapter book from the School Sidekicks series will answer that very question.
|Author||: Lissa Matthews|
|Editor||: Entangled: Select Contemporary|
Rosie loves food. She loves serving it in her small town diner and writing about it in her blog. Her life is full, happy, and uncomplicated, until a large tree limb crashes through her house roof during a storm, and sexy roofer Decker and his tool belt become a tempting complication. Rosie’s not used to being vulnerable, so the idea of Decker behind her with a strip of leather in his hand shouldn’t be turning her on as much as it is. Decker’s not put off by the prickly woman whose roof he’s fixing. In fact, the more prickly she gets, the more he wants her and turns on the charm. After a few hotter-than-hot kisses, Decker is more than willing to give her every red stripe she’s begging for. Now and forever. Each book in the Blue Jeans and Hard Hats series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed in any order. Series order: Book #1: Sweet Caroline Book #2: Cracklin’ Rosie Book #3: Forever in Blue Jeans
|Author||: Louise Fitzgerald-Baker|
Let's start a conversation about financial resilience. If you lost your job or relationship today, would you be OK? The fact is that thousands of women in Australia are not. Women over 55 are the fastest growing homeless group in this country, and it's a trend echoed in the UK and US. Most of these women were not born into poverty, just poorly insulated from it. Drawing on inspiring multi-generational stories, Louise Fitzgerald-Baker shows how to build strength and resilience in all aspects of our lives, starting with business and finance. A successful property developer, Louise risked losing everything when the industry hit a downturn. The stress took its toll and she had to urgently look after her health and wellbeing.In the process, she realised that she wasn't alone. Many women told Louise they'd suddenly realised the ground had shifted. They had to re-think who they were and how they could continue to contribute to the world in a meaningful way.'The Pink Hard Hat' is Louise's metaphor for financial insulation. It's all about building a life of security, resilience and purpose. So pull on your hard hat and your steel-capped boots, and start investing in yourself now. Louise is on a mission to change the plight of accidental poverty for women today. She wrote this book to start the conversation about money. Louise believes Are you OK? should extend to our financial wellbeing. And that as women, we need to share our stories and insights to help each other along. Each one, teach one. In that way we can build our resilience, capacity and community. www.thepinkhardhat.com.au
|Author||: Rick Perlstein|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
An exciting e-format containing 27 video clips taken directly from the CBS news archive of a brilliant, best-selling account of the Nixon era by one of America’s most talented young historians. Between 1965 and 1972 America experienced a second civil war. Out of its ashes, the political world we know today was born. Nixonland begins in the blood and fire of the Watts riots-one week after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and nine months after his historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater seemed to have heralded a permanent liberal consensus. The next year scores of liberals were thrown out of Congress, America was more divided than ever-and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon. Six years later, President Nixon, harvesting the bitterness and resentment borne of that blood and fire, was reelected in a landslide even bigger than Johnson's, and the outlines of today's politics of red-and-blue division became already distinct. Cataclysms tell the story of Nixonland: • Angry blacks burning down their neighborhoods, while suburbanites defend home and hearth with shotguns. • The civil war over Vietnam, the assassinations, the riot at the Democratic National Convention. • Richard Nixon acceding to the presidency pledging a new dawn of national unity--and governing more divisively than any before him. • The rise of twin cultures of left- and right-wing vigilantes, Americans literally bombing and cutting each other down in the streets over political differences. •And, finally, Watergate, the fruit of a president who rose by matching his own anxieties and dreads with those of an increasingly frightened electorate--but whose anxieties and dreads produced a criminal conspiracy in the Oval Office.
|Author||: Debbie and marcia Thornton Jones Dadey,Marcia Thornton Jones|
Could the short construction workers building a school playground really be elves working on a secret present?
|Author||: Jon Gordon|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed. Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!
|Author||: Dr. Seuss|
|Editor||: RH Childrens Books|
Have a ball with Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat in this classic picture book...but don't forget to clean up your mess! A dreary day turns into a wild romp when this beloved story introduces readers to the Cat in the Hat and his troublemaking friends, Thing 1 and Thing 2. A favorite among kids, parents and teachers, this story uses simple words and basic ryhme to encourage and delight beginning readers. Then he said "That is that." And then he was gone With a tip of his hat. Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too!
|Author||: Chris Ferrie|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Chris Ferrie once again brings complex ideas to babies with My First 100 Construction Words. Now your little genius is ready to learn the essential first construction words! From the #1 bestselling science author for kids comes a simple and colorful introduction to the first 100 construction words every baby should know. With 100 colorful illustrations to look at and talk about, this is the perfect tool for your budding builder. Each spread in this adorable primer focuses on 8 to 12 words related to the building and construction—from hard hat to insulation, millwright to welder, trowel to rigging and more! Chris Ferrie's latest offering is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest readers—after all, it's never too early to become a construction enthusiast!
|Author||: Louise Fitzgerald-Baker|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
This is not another rags-to-riches book. This is a multi generational story about the notion that resilience can be learned and modeled. By weaving heart-warming anecdotes from the past and her personal life lessons together, Louise's book tackles all facets of generational strength and resilience - including life, love, business and finance. As a thriving property developer for more than ten years, Louise risked everything she had worked for when the property industry hit a downturn last year. The stress of it took a toll on her life and forced her to address her health urgently. In the process and as she began to make changes, she realised she wasn't alone. So many of the women she spoke to reported feeling stuck, or in the face of change, overwhelmed and ill-equipped. They sought a framework to re-think who they are in this world and how they can continue to contribute to it in a meaningful way. Louise draws upon the 10 steps her family taught her for rebooting life, finances, career, business and health when stuck, without direction, or in need of urgent change. Discover your resilient blueprint for life - how to develop it, keep it and share it with those you care about.
|Author||: Susan D. Brandenburg|
HUMMINGBIRDS & HARD HATS Perched on a limb thirty feet in the air, she squinted as shafts of sunlight sliced through branches of the tall elm tree, picking up the sparkling blonde highlights in her hair. A tiny hummingbird darted by ... iridescent fleeting beauty. Fair Ingrid sighed. Even at eight years old, she knew that life, too, was fleeting. Squaring her thin shoulders and closing her eyes, the little girl let go, falling purposely to what she knew was her certain death. That failed suicide attempt at age eight left Ingrid with a broken arm but a healing heart. "I didn't die that day, but I wanted to. My mother had tried to sell me again," declares Ingrid Reeves, recalling her dark, desperate youth as the only white child in a black family. Ingrid lived to triumph over hate, hardship and prejudice. As a wife and mother, the contemporary pioneer woman lived without electricity for twelve years, carving out a Circle of Love sanctuary on a remote mountain in the California wilderness. For thirty years, she wore a hard hat, bravely working in a danger zone by her husband's side to build a business. Today, Ingrid invites you on an amazing journey to a land of bubble magic, beauty and rich bounty. Don your pink hard hat, dive into adventure and taste the sweet nectar of success!
|Author||: Susan R. Merrifield|
|Editor||: Peter Lang|
Readin' + Writin' for the Hard-Hat Crowd explores the history of an urban public university from its conception in 1964 to the dawn of the twenty-first century. The reader views this place in time through the lens of the evolving nature of «freshman English», an introductory curriculum that began as four semesters of Great Books. The author, herself among those once labeled «the hard-hat crowd», received an undergraduate education similar to that experienced by her contemporaries at elite private colleges. Yet, while this school, once considered a poor man's Harvard, was founded with a mission to provide academic equity, the curriculum evolved to one that responded to pressure for relevancy and practicality.
|Author||: Jon Gordon|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Training Camp is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best. If you want to be your best—Training Camp offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.
|Author||: Susan L. Roth|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
Construction workers ask Kristen, a young apprentice, to bring them snacks and supplies. Provides information on the workers' jobs and equipment.