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Titanic Lessons for IT Projects
Building upon the popularity of the first book in the Lessons from History series, this book presents lessons for IT project managers harvested from the project that designed, built, and launched the H.M.S. Titanic. Full of practical advice, this book builds on the most notorious "failed project" in recent memory, the sinking of an "unsinkable" ship.
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Upon a Crazy Horse
When Jack Brannigan signed on to chase the ghost of Billy the Kid, he expected challenges. But no man could have expected what he encountered. The brochure had offered a mild caution about "elements." For Jack, those elements tested the limits of human endurance. But the brochure had said nothing about kidnapping- nothing about murder.
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Urban Legends
In this book Nick Harding sets out to describe a host of Urban Legends suggesting that we should not dismiss them purely as nonsense nor accept them as gospel truth but by striving to understand their underlying meanings we begin to see their true worth as folklore for the modern world. To understand folklore and therefore the realm of the Urban Legend is to understand the psyche of a nation. By understanding Urban Legends we can gain an insight into our own fears and those of our fellow human b... more info>>
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Vampire Forensics
Mark Jenkins´┐Żs engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, vampire tales flourished through the centuries and around the globe, fueled by superstition, sexual mystery, fear of disease... more info>>
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Viking's Bride of Desire
Torn from home and family, beautiful, gentle Indian woman Winsome is plunged into the wild, and sometimes brutal, Viking life. Brand Bjornson's single-minded pursuit of Viking justice is interrupted when he captures a lovely Indian woman who rejects his advances and insists on her right to give herself only to the man she marries. His sense of honor heightened, can Brand find a way to pursue justice and still keep the one woman he desires?
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Viola, A Woeful Tale of Marriage
Married and with child, Viola is stunned when her husband, Roger, abandons her without a backward glance. The rent is due, and there is no money in her purse. Her father can no longer care for her since his accident, but Viola vows she will not end up in the streets, or become a charity ward of the Parish. She will make her way in the world without a man. She will do it alone, and she will remain an honorable woman. Horatio, a man bitter from betrayal. Not knowing who he is, and as she is ... more info>>
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Virginal Huntress/Warrior: Her Undying Ice Age Cult
Fierce and beautiful, she still today brings with her a breath of Ice Age mystery. With minor variations, she is Athena, Joan of Arc, Marianne of the Barricades, and Rosie the Riveter. The Ionians worshipped her since at least Neolithic times. When the Greeks founded the chief city of Attica during the Iron Age, they named their city after her: Athens. Atop the city's high hill, they created a sanctuary dedicated to her, and named its chief temple the Parthenon, which means Temple of the Virgin.... more info>>
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