Who Says Elephants Can´t Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner´s historic business achievement, bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America´s top companies - McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco - Gerstner´s insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.
Hope in a Ballet Shoe tells the story of Michaela DePrince. Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of her favourite teacher. Michaela and her best friend are adopted by an American couple and Michaela begins to take dance lessons. But life in the States isn´t without difficulties. Unfortunately, tragedy can find its way to Michaela in America, too, and her past can feel like it´s haunting her. The world of ballet is a racist one, and Michaela has to fight for a place amongst the ballet elite, hearing the words ´America´s not ready for a black girl ballerina.´ And yet . . . Today, Michaela DePrince is an international ballet star, dancing for The Dutch National Ballet at the age of nineteen. This is a heart-breaking, inspiring autobiography by a teenager who shows us that, beyond everything, there is always hope for a better future.
A young English biographer is working on a book about the late writer, John Coetzee. He plans to focus on a period in the seventies when, the biographer senses, Coetzee was ´finding his feet as a writer´. He embarks on a series of interviews with people who were important to Coetzee - a married woman with whom he had an affair, his favourite cousin Margot, a Brazilian dancer whose daughter had English lessons with him, former friends and colleagues. Thus emerges a portrait of the young Coetzee as an awkward, bookish individual, regarded as an outsider within the family. His insistence on doing manual work, his long hair and beard, and rumours that he writes poetry evoke nothing but suspicion in the South Africa of the time.
The 2nd Edition Performance Book provides a collection of 24 effective pieces in a variety of styles that reinforce the concepts presented in the Level 1 Lesson Book. Discovery questions encourage students to explore the music in a new light. Selections include: The Spanish Guitar * I´m a Fine Musician * Painting with Pastels * Hill and Gully Rider * Rain Dance * Silver Moon Boat * and more.
To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick´s stolen kisses that sear her lips. When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend´s fiancée, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton . One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.
From the National Bestselling author of The Boat Runner comes a poignant, luminous novel that follows one family over decades and across the world—perfect for fans of the film Boyhood . Western New York, 1978 : Jamie, Lewis, and Connor Thurber watch their parents´ destructive dance of loving, hating, and drinking. Terrance Thurber spends this year teaching his children about the natural world: they listen to the heartbeat of trees, track animal footprints, sleep under the star-filled sky. Despite these lessons, he doesn´t show them how to survive without him. And when these seasons of trying and failing to quit booze and be a better man are over, Terrance is gone. Alone with their artist mother, Catrin, the Thurber children are left to grapple with the anger they feel for the one parent who deserted them and a growing resentment for the one who didn´t. As Catrin withdraws into her own world, Jamie throws herself into painting while her brothers smash out their rage in brutal, no-holds-barred football games with neighborhood kids. Once they can leave—Jamie for college, Lewis for the navy, and Connor for work—they don´t look back. But Terrance does. Crossing the country, sobering up, and starting over has left him with razor-sharp regret. Terrance doesn´t know that Jamie, now an academic, inhabits an ever-shrinking circle of loneliness; that Lewis, a merchant marine, fears life on dry land; that Connor struggles to connect with the son he sees teetering on an all-too-familiar edge. He only knows that he has one last try to build a bridge, through the years, to his family. Composed of a series of touchstone moments, Tiny Americans is a thrilling and bittersweet rendering of a family that, much like the tides, continues to come together and drift apart.
After decades of waiting, the definitive Joni Mitchell guitar songbook is here! Joni Mitchell Complete So Far contains 167 songs spanning her entire career, transcribed accurately and including the authentic tunings Joni explored throughout her artistic development. To make it easier to navigate the tunings---absolutely integral to any student of Joni Mitchell´s guitar work---this book also includes a very clear and easy-to-use tuning index, and an in-depth article on Joni´s evolution as a guitarist. Hardcover and featuring an impressive all-color photo section, the songbook culls the best work from the following albums: Song to a Seagull, Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, Blue, For the Roses, Court and Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Don Juan´s Reckless Daughter, Mingus, Wild Things Run Fast, Dog Eat Dog, Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm, Night Ride Home, Turbulent Indigo, Hits, Taming the Tiger, and Shine. Titles: All I Want Amelia The Arrangement (You´re So Square) Baby I Don´t Care Bad Dreams Banquet Barangrill Be Cool The Beat of Black Wings Big Yellow Taxi Big Yellow Taxi (2007) A Bird That Whistles (Corrina, Corrina) Black Crow Blonde in the Bleachers Blue Blue Boy Blue Motel Room The Boho Dance Borderline Both Sides, Now Cactus Tree California Car on a Hill Carey A Case of You Chelsea Morning Cherokee Louise Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody The Circle Game Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire Come In from the Cold Conversation Cool Water Court and Spark Coyote The Crazy Cries of Love Dancin´ Clown The Dawntreader Dog Eat Dog Don Juan´s Reckless Daughter Don´t Interrupt the Sorrow Down to You Dreamland Edith and the Kingpin Electricity Ethiopia Face Lift Fiction The Fiddle and the Drum For Free For the Roses Free Man in Paris Furry Sings the Blues The Gallery God Must Be a Boogie Man Good Friends Hana Harlem in Havana Harry´s House-Centerpiece Hejira Help Me The Hissing of Summer Lawns How Do You Stop I Don´t Know Where I Stand I Had a King I Think I Understand If If I Had a Heart Impossible Dreamer In France They Kiss on Main Street Jericho Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig´s Tune) The Jungle Line Just Like This Train Ladies´ Man Ladies of the Canyon Lakota Last Chance Lost The Last Time I Saw Richard Lead Balloon Lesson in Survival Let the Wind Carry Me Little Green Love Love Puts on a New Face Lucky Girl The Magdalene Laundries Man from Mars Man to Man Marcie Michael from Mountains Moon at the Window Morning Morgantown My Best to You My Old Man My Secret Place Nathan la Franeer Night in the City Night of the Iguana Night Ride Home No Apologies Not to Blame Nothing Can Be Done Number One Off Night Backstreet One Week Last Summer The Only Joy in Town Otis and Marlena Overture-Cotton Avenue Paprika Plains Passion Play (When All the Slaves Are Free) People´s Parties The Pirate of Penance The Priest Rainy Night House Raised on Robbery Ray´s Dad´s Cadillac The Reoccurring Dream Refuge of the Roads River Roses Blue Same Situation See You Sometime Sex Kills Shades of Scarlett Conquering Shadows and Light Shine Shiny Toys The Silky Veils of Ardor The Sire of Sorrow (Job´s Sad Song) Sisotowbell Lane Slouching Towards Bethlehem Smokin´ (Empty, Try Another) Snakes and Ladders Solid Love Song for Sharon Song to a Seagull Songs to Aging Children Come Stay in Touch A Strange Boy Strong and Wrong Sunny Sunday Sweet Bird Talk to Me Taming the Tiger Tax Free The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) That Song About the Midway This Flight Tonight This Place The Three Great Stimulants Tin Angel