Details: In 100 to 1 in the stock market, Thomas Phelps discloses the secrets and strategies to increasing your wealth one hundredfold through buy-and-hold investing. Unlike the short-term trading trends that are popular today, phelps’s highly logical, yet radical approach focuses on identifying compounding machines in public markets, buying their stocks, and holding these investments long term for at least ten years. In this indispensable guide, Phelps analyses what made the big companies of his day so profitable for the diligent, long-term investor. You will learn how to identify and invest in profitable business models without visible growth ceilings that will quickly increase your earnings. Worth its weight in gold (and then some), 100 to 1 in the stock market illuminates the way to the path of long-term wealth for you and your heirs. With this classic, yet highly relevant approach, you will pick companies wisely and watch your investments soar! Thomas William Phelps (1902-1992) spent over 40 years in the investing world working as a private investor, columnist, analyst, and financial advisor. His illustrious investing career began just before the stock market crash in 1929 and lasted into the 1970s. In 1927, he began his career with the wall Street Journal where he was a reporter, news editor, and chief. Beginning in 1936, he edited Barron’s National financial weekly. From 1949 to 1960, he served as an Assistant to the Chairman and manager of the economics Department at socony mobil oil. Following this venture, he was a partner in the investment firm of Scudder, Stevens & Clark until his retirement in 1970. “one of the five greatest investment books you’ve never heard of” — –Timothy lutts, cabot investing advice, one of the largest investment advisories and newsletters in the country since 1970.
Details: Product Description 12-year-old Siya has been missing nine months. It’s a cold case, but Keshav wants to help her mother, Alia, who refuses to give up. Welcome to 400 Days―a mystery and romance story like no other. ‘My daughter Siya was kidnapped. Nine months ago,’ Alia said. The police had given up. They called it a cold case. Even the rest of her family had stopped searching. Alia wouldn’t stop looking, though. She wanted to know if I could help her. Hi, I am Keshav Rajpurohit and I am a disappointment to everyone around me. I live with my parents, who keep telling me how I should a) get married, b) focus on my IPS exams, c) meet more people and d) close my detective agency. But Alia Arora, neighbour and ex-model, wanted my help. And I couldn’t take my eyes off her face … I mean, her case. Welcome to 400 Days. A mystery and romance story like none other. An unputdownable tale of suspense, human relationships, love, friendship, the crazy world we live in and, above all, a mother’s determination to never give up. From India’s highest-selling author comes a page-turner that will not only keep you glued to the story but also touch you deeply. About the Author Chetan Bhagat is the author of ten bestselling novels, which have sold over twelve million copies and have been translated into over twenty languages worldwide. The New York Times has called him ‘the biggest selling author in India’s history’. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Fast Company USA named him one of the 100 most creative people in business worldwide. Many of Chetan’s books have been adapted into films and were major Bollywood blockbusters. He is also a Filmfare award-winning screenplay writer. Chetan writes columns for The Times of India and Dainik Bhaskar, which are among India’s most influential and widely read newspapers. He is also one of the country’s leading motivational speakers. He is active on various social media platforms, where his combined following runs into crores. Chetan went to college at IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad, after which he worked in investment banking for a decade before quitting his job to become a full-time writer.
Bestseller book for state entrance examination. Language Published: English
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Release Date: 01-12-2019
Details: This book brings together various aspects of the turbulent period (from arrival of the Europeans on Indian soil and the establishment of British rule in India to the day India won independence and the early years of freedom) in a systematic and succinct manner: major and important details and milestones are effectively discussed while several relevant but little known details are also highlighted.It is not just the mainstream freedom struggle that has been considered; the disparate efforts—small but significant— of several groups have also been discussed. The political and socio-economic developments that have influenced the growth of modern India have been dealt with in independent chapters.
Stephen Hawking: A brief History of Time From the Big Bang to Black Holes
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Release Date: 01-04-1995
Details: Product Description Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time. Review This app/book version of Hawking’s famous laymen book is just an amazing piece of learning. This makes much more accessible and understandable the complex and awesome topics dealt by Hawking as he explains how our universe works. I am just in awe at how creative he is to produce one of a kind e-book like this. The pace, illustrations and connections of topics within the book are so helpful and so appropriate for the new generation used to tweets and small bites of information. You can flip over some topics when you have some time, learn some amazing fact, and come back later which no rush or worry about how fast you are progressing through the book. Hope other books on complex topics are translated to this format. And I love the updates of the latest science since the publication of the original book. We have learned so much in the last decade that I agree with Hawking, it is an honour to live in this times. ― Ribozyme
‘Master of the Universe…One scientist’s courageous voyage to the frontiers of the Cosmos’ ― Newsweek
‘This book marries a child’s wonder to a genius’s intellect. We journey into Hawking’s universe, while marvelling at his mind’ ― The Sunday Times
‘He can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit…His is a brain of extraordinary power’ ― Observer
‘To follow such a fine mind as it exposes such great problems is an exciting experience’ ― The Sunday Times About the Author STEPHEN HAWKING was a brilliant theoretical physicist and is generally considered to have been one of the world’s greatest thinkers. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and Black Holes: The BBC Reith Lectures.He died on 14 March, 2018.
Details: Product Description Passionate, violent, sexy and daring … A true page-turner – USA TODAY on A Court of Thorns and RosesFeyre is a huntress. The skin of a wolf would bring enough gold to feed her sisters for a month. But the life of a magical creature comes at a steep price, and Feyre has just killed the wrong wolf …Follow Feyre’s journey into the dangerous, alluring world of the Fae, where she will lose her heart, face her demons and learn what she is truly capable of.This stunning, four-book box set of the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Sarah J. Maas includes A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin and the companion tale A Court of Frost and Starlight. Review Thrilling ― Hello on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Passionate, violent, sexy and daring … A true page-turner ― USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed! ― HuffPost on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
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The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more ― RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN Review 1. Thrilling -Hello on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 2. Passionate, violent, sexy and daring … A true page-turner -USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 3. Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed! -HuffPost on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 4.Sexual tension and deadly action -Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 5. Vicious and intoxicating … A dazzling world, complex characters, and sizzling romance -RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES 6.Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses -USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY 7.Darkly sexy and thrilling – Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY 8.Fast-paced and explosively action-packed -Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN 9.The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more – RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN Book Description Lose yourself in the seductive world of the Court of Thorns and Roses series by internationally bestselling author Sarah J. Maas with this stunning four-book box set About the Author Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. Sarah lives with her husband, son, and dog. sarahjmaas.comfacebook.com/theworldofsarahjmaasinstagram.com/therealsjmaas
Details: Product Description A towering masterpiece by a writer of genius.’ Independent India, 1975. An unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency. Amidst a backdrop of wild political turmoil, the lives of four unlikely strangers collide forever. An epic panorama of modern India in all its corruption, violence, and heroism, A Fine Balance is Rohinton Mistry’s prize-winning masterpiece: a Dickensian modern classic brimming with compassion, humour, and insight – and a hymn to the human spirit in an inhuman state. ‘A masterpiece of illumination and grace. Like all great fiction, it transforms our understanding of life.’ Guardian ‘Magical.’ New York Times ‘Monumental.’ Time ‘Astonishing.’ Wall Street Journal What readers are saying: ‘One of the most layered and beautifully executed books I’ve ever read … Easily one of my all time favourite books!’ ‘Many say that the mark of a good book is that it stays with you; well, I read this several years ago and I still find myself thinking of the characters … Beautiful.’ ‘What a storyteller, what a wide canvas he covers of India … Wonderful.’ ‘One of the best and most entertaining books I have ever read … I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ ‘Often heartbreaking, always evocative … A book to savour rather than to gallop through.’ ‘One of the best books I’ve read … Not a book for the faint-hearted, but it is a book with a big heart.’ About the Author Rohinton Mistry was born in 1952 and grew up in Bombay, India, where he also attended university. In 1975 he emigrated to Canada, where he began a course in English and Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of three novels and one collection of short stories. His debut novel, Such a Long Journey (1991), won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book and the Governor General’s Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was made into an acclaimed feature film in 1998. His second novel, A Fine Balance (1995), won many prestigious awards, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction and the Giller Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. His collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag, was published in 1987.In 2002 Faber published Mistry’s third novel, Family Matters, which was longlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize.
Details: Product Description ** Available for pre-order, THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY, the dazzling new novel from Amor Towles **Chosen for the Duchess of Cornwall’s online book club The Reading RoomOVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD: a BBC Radio 4 Book Club choice, soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh_________________________’A wonderful book’ – Tana French’This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Don’t miss it’ – Chris Cleave’No historical novel this year was more witty, insightful or original’ – Sunday Times, Books of the Year'[A] supremely uplifting novel … It’s elegant, witty and delightful – much like the Count himself.’ – Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year’Charming … shows that not all books about Russian aristocrats have to be full of doom and nihilism’ – The Times, Books of the Year_________________________On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval.Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?_________________________A BOOK OF THE DECADE, 2010-2020 (INDEPENDENT)THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017A MAIL ON SUNDAY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017A DAILY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2017ONE OF BILL GATES’S SUMMER READS OF 2019NOMINATED FOR THE 2018 INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS WEEK AWARD Review [A] supremely uplifting novel … It’s elegant, witty and delightful – much like the Count himself. ― Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year
A comic masterpiece . . . very funny, tender and as laughably accurate an account of the dismal nature of life in Soviet Russia as one could hope for . . . Quite apart from the ingeniously ludicrous plot and the acutely drawn characters, what adds to the joy of this book is the precision of Towles’ style. Again and again he conveys exactly the right impression with a deliciously surprising choice of words . . . a sheer delight. — William Hartson ― Daily Express
A work of great charm, intelligence and insight. — Nick Rennison ― Sunday Times
No historical novel was more witty, insightful and original ― Sunday Times, Culture Magazine
Elegant sentences, wonderful characters and inventive storytelling . . . This is everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight. ― Mail on Sunday
This novel is astonishing, uplifting and wise. Don’t miss it. ― Chris Cleave
I just reread A Gentleman in Moscow … It’s a wonderful book at any time, and this time it brought home to me how people find ways to be happy, make connections, and make a difference to one another’s lives, even in the strangest, saddest and most restrictive circumstances. — Tana French ― Good Housekeeping
I think the world feels so disordered right now. The count’s refinement and genteel nature are exactly what we’re longing for. His world was also in shambles but he maintained his grace and humor.
There is so, so much to love in this book as we keep company with the endlessly entertaining Count . . .[This] novel is wistful, whimsical and wry and elegantly captures that most apposite of lessons: ‘By the smallest of one’s actions, one can restore some sense of order to the world’. Brilliant ― Sunday Express
A Gentleman in Moscow is a tale abundant in humour, history and humanity, with a poignant message about time passing. That Towles also makes this rollicking good fun is no mean feat. ― Sunday Telegraph
WINNING . . . GORGEOUS . . . SATISFYING . . . TOWLES IS A CRAFTSMAN ― New York Times Book Review
Towles’ use of language is an absolute pleasure to read and
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Details: Product Description The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and David Nicholl’s US. New York Times bestseller’Warm, funny, and almost unbearably moving’ Daily Mail’Rescued all those men who constantly mean to read novels but never get round to it’ Spectator Books of the Year At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots – neighbours who can’t reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d’etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents’ Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn’t it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible… Review Delightful … the perfect holiday read. ( Evening Standard)
It’s the most enchanting, beautiful tale.
A warm and tender story about love, loss and second chances, peppered with memorable characters, wonderful set pieces and some beautifully black humour. Ove is a joy from start to finish.
A n uplifting, life-affirming and often comic tale of how kindness, love and happiness can be found in the most unlikely places. ( Sunday Express)
A charming debut. ( People) Book Description The international phenomenon: quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny. Perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Jonas Jonasson’s The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared. About the Author Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. His debut novel A MAN CALLED OVE was a number 1 bestseller across Scandinavia, has sold over one million copies worldwide, was a Richard & Judy summer read in the UK and an instant New York Times paperback bestseller, and has been made into an acclaimed film. Fredrik’s subsequent novels, MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS AND APOLOGISES and BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE, also went straight to number 1 in Sweden on publication.
Details: Product Description THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.’Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming’ Justin Webb, Mail on SundayIn 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.’What is unexpected in A Promised Land is the former president’s candour’ David Olusoga, Observer Review Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming — Justin Webb ― Mail on Sunday
Beautifully written and disarmingly candid . . . leavened with telling asides, poignant vignettes, painterly character sketches and an occasional corker of a joke — Tony Allen-Mills ― The Sunday Times
As a work of political literature A Promised Land is impressive. Obama is a gifted writer — Gary Younge ― Guardian
Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come . . . the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ― The New York Times
What is unexpected in A Promised Land is not its literary elegance but the former president’s candour — David Olusoga ― Observer
I loved A Promised Land . . . President Obama is unusually honest about his experience in the White House, including how isolating it is to be the person who ultimately calls the shots. It’s a fascinating look at what it’s like to steer a country through challenging times
Deeply enjoyable . . . Obama is such a fluent and warm writer and so good at describing events and people ― Daily Express
7 book set of the acclaimed series by George R.R Martin
Comes with the Map of Westeros!
Wonderful paperback set
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Release Date: 05-01-2016
Details: Product Description HBOs hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R R Martins internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled byTime magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R.Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world. Seasons one and two of the HBO adaption of A Game of Thrones aired world-wide to critical acclaim. The box set includes:
A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold A Feast for Crows A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast
Review ‘Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best’Time Magazine ‘Colossal, staggering… Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome’SFX ‘The sheer-mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads… Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias.’Guardian Book Description The bestselling epic fantasy masterpiece that inspired the award-winning HBO TV series GAME OF THRONES About the Author George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Details: Product Description ‘One of Africa’s greatest living writers’ Giles Foden Restless, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the Schutzruppe askari, the German colonial troops; after years away, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away. Hamza was not stolen, but was sold; he has come of age in the schutztruppe, at the right hand of an officer whose control has ensured his protection but marked him for life. The century is young. The Germans and the British and the French and the Belgians and whoever else have drawn their maps and signed their treaties and divided up Africa. As they seek complete dominion they are forced to extinguish revolt after revolt by the colonised. The conflict in Europe opens another arena in east Africa where a brutal war devastates the landscape. Hamza does not have words for how the war ended for him. Returning to the town of his childhood, all he wants is work, however humble, and security – and the beautiful Afiya. As these interlinked friends and survivors come and go, live and work and fall in love, the shadow of a new war lengthens and darkens, ready to snatch them up and carry them away. Review Gurnah is a master storyteller ( Financial Times)
As beautifully written and pleasurable as anything I’ve read … The work of a maestro ( Guardian)
An aural archive of a lost Africa … alive with the unexpected. In it, an obliterated world is enthrallingly retrieved ( Sunday Times)
Rarely in a lifetime can you open a book and find that reading it encapsulates the enchanting qualities of a love affair … one scarcely dares breathe while reading it for fear of breaking the enchantment ( The Times)
Many layered, violent, beautiful and strange … a poetic and vividly conjured book about Africa and the brooding power of the unknown ( Independent on Sunday)
A powerfully evocative oeuvre that keeps coming back to the same questions, in spare, graceful prose, about the ties that bind and the ties that fray ( Daily Telegraph) Book Description From ‘one of Africa’s greatest living writers’ (Giles Foden), a shatteringly powerful novel about a forgotten piece of Africa colonial history About the Author Abdulrazak Gurnah is the author of nine novels: Memory of Departure, Pilgrims Way, Dottie, Paradise (shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Award), Admiring Silence, By the Sea (longlisted for the Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award), Desertion (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize) The Last Gift and Gravel Heart. He was Professor of English at the University of Kent, and was a Man Booker Prize judge in 2016. He lives in Canterbury.
Details: Product Description In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world.
Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba’s rise to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way.
Duncan explores vital questions about the company’s past, present and future: How, from such unremarkable origins, did Jack Ma build Alibaba? What explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China’s e-commerce market, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country’s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions, or will the Chinese government act to curtail them? And as it set up shop from LA and San Francisco to Seattle, how will Alibaba grow its presence and investments in the US and other international markets?
Clark tells Alibaba’s tale within the wider story of China’s economic explosion—the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage—that haver powered the country’s rise to become the world’s second largest economy and largest Internet population, twice the size of the United States. He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. An expert insider with unrivalled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mind-set. He illuminates an unlikely corporate titan as never before and examines the key role his company has played in transforming China while increasing its power and presence worldwide.
Review “Anybody who thinks the Chinese just copy or steal technology from the West should read this book and think again. Jack Ma is part Bill Gates, part Steve Jobs, part Larry Page, part Sergei Brin, and part Mark Zuckerberg all rolled into one.” — Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP
“Useful, business-minded reporting on an unconventional corporate magnate, containing both corporate and human-interest perspectives.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This absorbing and well-written portrayal of Ma’s character, and his role in Alibaba’s development will appeal to a wide range of readers.” — Library Journal
“A clean and compelling narrative…[Clark] tells the story with flair.” — Wall Street Journal
“A fascinating new book.” — The Economist
“A must-read for anyone hoping to navigate China’s new economy”. — Financial Times From the Back Cover An engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart and Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economy In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world’s largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. In 2014, Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO was the largest global IPO in history. A Rockefeller of his time, who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an ic
This novel, written by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, in the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, is one of the most popular novels among the young and the old alike, across the world. This is one of the fantasy novels of the author, the other being Through the Looking Glass. Being a conventional Victorian novel, it has stood the test of time as an enduring classic tale, with all its elements of visual images, fantasy and creative imagination infused within the main story.
The story is about a little girl Alice who follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit hole . The characters she encounters thereafter and her ensuing adventures form the rest of the tale. Alice finds herself becoming too small, then suddenly too big; she meets Bill the lizard, the hookah-smoking caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, March Hare, the Mock Turtle and so many unforgettable animals that talk to her like humans, and comes across events like the Mad Tea Party and the trial on the case of stolen tarts. Suddenly the entire picture changes, with Alice finding herself lying on the lap of her sister, only to wake up and realise that she had all along been in a dreamland.
Details: Product Description Instant new York Times bestseller The #1 New York Times bestselling author of it ends with us—whose writing is “emotionally wrenching and utterly original” (Sara Shepard, new York Times bestselling author of the pretty little liars series)—delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it. Quinn and Graham perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. All your perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heart-breaking page-turner that asks: can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?. Review Praise for All Your Perfects
“Colleen Hoover returns with an emotionally raw page-turner.” — Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly
“Half-adorable, half gut-wrenching—and wholly a great read. Hoover captures the amazing side of a happy marriage, while at the same time connecting with the struggles of having one’s expectation of ‘the perfect life’ not being met.” ― Library Journal (starred review)
“With a deft hand, Colleen Hoover crafts the unraveling of a marriage with brutal, unflinching honesty. The genius is in how she stitches together the perfect ending. This is one beautiful story.” — Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know
“A poignant love story…With Hoover’s evocative style, readers will experience the emotion of this story while sympathizing with both Quinn and Graham.” ― Booklist
“This depiction of a marriage in crisis is nearly perfect.” ― Kirkus Reviews
Praise for It Ends with Us
“What a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down.” ― USA Today
“ It Ends with Us tackles [a] difficult subject…with romantic tenderness and emotional heft. The relationships are portrayed with compassion and honesty, and the author’s note at the end that explains Hoover’s personal connection to the subject matter is a must-read. Packed with riveting drama and painful truths, this book powerfully illustrates the devastation of abuse—and the strength of the survivors.” ― Kirkus (starred review)
“Fans of Hoover’s emotional stories, conflicted characters and intense romances will gleefully devour her new novel. If you’re a Hoover newbie, this is a great place to start. It Ends with Us is a perfect example of the author’s writing chops and her ability to weave together uplifting, romantic and somber plotlines. No matter your level of fandom, readers will love and respect protagonist Lily and learn something from her struggles.” ― RT Book Reviews (4 stars)
“Best-selling Hoover’s latest valiant and compelling…novel packs her trademark emotional punch… The power and pain of the relationship will stay with readers even as Hoover offers hope.” ― Booklist
” It Ends with Us tackles tough subject matter with a deft and confident hand.” ― Huffington Post About the Author Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, It Ends with Us, and Without Merit. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in ne