Monday, August 31, 2015

The Second World War : A Short History

R.A.C. Parker 
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From the rise of the Nazi party, through the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to the ultimate defeat of the Axis nations and the first chills of the Cold War, The Second World War: A Short History offers a completely comprehensive overview of the Second World War in one readable, compact volume. Alastair Parker deftly explores the causes of the war and why it lasted so long, how it was won and lost, and its consequences for humanity.

The author traces the key events in both the European and Far Eastern theaters, outlining the strategies of the participants and the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting forces. Parker conveys a vivid picture of the features that distinguished the Second World War from any war that preceded it, including mobile warfare, widespread forced migration, the Holocaust, and strategic and nuclear bombing. Unlike many other histories of the war, this short history places the British and European involvement squarely in an international perspective, never shying away from raising difficult and fundamental questions about this monumental conflict.

The Second World War presents an unprecedented short history, offering a sweeping survey of events that omits none of the drama that filled the years between 1939 and 1945. With intriguing photographs and a number of helpful maps, it is a fascinating and objective look at the central struggle of our times.

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葉德偉等 編著
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• 淪陷前夕港軍的防衛工作
• 戰前的香港社會
• 日進攻香港情況
• 香港的黑色聖誕日
• 日治時期的香港
• 香港重光
• 香港淪陷記
• 我們怎樣帶領文化界人士逃離香港
• 香港淪陷抗日文化人脫險記
• 香港脫險記
• 重抵國門
• 梅蘭芳戰時在香港
• 香港淪陷大事記
• 日治期間日軍的行政體制表

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Secrets of College Success

Lynn F. Jacobs and Jeremy S. Hyman
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Heading off to college? Or perhaps already there? This book's just for you. Winner of the 2010 USA Book News Award for best book in the college category, The Secrets of College Success combines easy-to-follow tips that really work with insider information that few professors are willing to reveal.

The over 800 tips in this book will show you how to:
• Pick courses and choose a major
• Manage your time and develop college-level study skills
• Get on top of the core requirements
• Get good grades and avoid stress
• Interact effectively with the professor
• Match college and career, and more.

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馬龍海 主編
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill: Essential Lessons for Using the Power of Positive Thinking

By Don M. Green
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In 1937, Napoleon Hill changed the world with THINK AND GROW RICH. . . Now his legacy can be yours.

In 1937, one man changed the face of entrepreneurship forever with a single book.

Napoleon Hill's landmark Think and Grow Rich remains one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, with over 20 million copies in print and translated into more than 30 languages. Hill's philosophy of personal achievement, wealth, and empowerment created millionaires the world over. At the present time, the principles behind Think and Grow Rich are more vital--and relevant--than ever before.

Are you ready to put the power of Napoleon Hill to work for you?

In this new book, the Napoleon Hill Foundation's own executive director puts Hill's essential principles right at your fingertips.

Filled with fascinating stories from Dolly Parton, Jeffrey Gitomer, Chief Poly Emenike, and Joe Dudley, Jr.--iconic figures who each applied Hill's principles to their own lives, Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill lays out the tools needed to uncover the secrets of growth, creativity, power, and achievement inside all of us. It's an essential playbook for any business professional seeking the knowledge and inspiration necessary to discard fear and attain the goals of personal and professional triumph.

The author also details Napoleon Hill's influence on his own success, growing up in rural Virginia and moving on to become a bank CEO at just 41 years old.

Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill teaches you how to:
• Utilize creative visualizations
• Formulate actionable plans
• Lift yourself out of the "rut of mediocrity"
• Incorporate discipline and practice into your game plan for success

If you're ready to apply Hill’s time-tested tools for success and make your dreams a reality using the original principles of personal achievement, this is the book for you.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Hunger Games and Philosophy : A Critique of Pure Treason

Edited by George A. Dunn and Nicolas Michaud
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A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New York Times bestselling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie

Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a divided society on the brink of war and struggling to survive, while the Capitol lives in the lap of luxury and pure contentment. At every turn in the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and their many allies wrestle with harrowing choices and ethical dilemmas that push them to the brink. Is it okay for Katniss to break the law to ensure her family's survival? Do ordinary moral rules apply in the Arena? Can the world of The Hunger Games shine a light into the dark corners of our world? Why do we often enjoy watching others suffer? How can we distinguish between what's Real and Not Real? This book draws on some of history's most engaging philosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story and its themes, such as sacrifice, altruism, moral choice, and gender.

• Gives you new insights into the Hunger Games series and its key characters, plot lines, and ideas
• Examines important themes such as the state of nature, war, celebrity, authenticity, and social class
• Applies the perspective of some of world's greatest minds, such as Charles Darwin, Thomas Hobbes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, and Immanuel Kant to the Hunger Games trilogy
• Covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy

An essential companion for Hunger Games fans, this book will take you deeper into the dystopic world of Panem and into the minds and motivations of those who occupy it.

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歐宗智 著
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◆美麗與悲哀 談川端康成《雪國》
◆暗示的美感 談川端康成《千羽鶴》的象徵手法
◆浪漫與現實 談川端康成《名人》
◆幸福與孤單 談川端康成《古都》
◆老年人內心隱密的角落 談川端康成《山之音》
◆純情青春的謳歌 細品川端康成〈伊豆的舞孃〉
◆一幅畫的完成 談夏目漱石《草枕》焦點人物「那美」
◆軍國主義的諷刺與批判 談井伏鱒二的〈遙拜隊長〉
◆死亡與再生 談太宰治《斜陽》
◆宗教的信仰與質疑 談遠藤周作的小說主題
◆罪與反省 談遠藤周作《海與毒藥》
◆逃避或面對 談大江健三郎《個人的體驗》
◆不只是推理而已 讀松本清張《天城山奇案》
◆提升推理小說的藝術水準 以松本清張《砂之器》為例
◆分裂造成時代悲劇 讀黃皙 〈韓氏年代記〉
◆誠實面對生命 讀巴斯特納克《齊瓦哥醫生》
◆浪漫主義者的悲劇 談海明威《戰地春夢》
◆超越有形的悲劇 海明威《老人與海》的象徵意義
◆既愉悅又憂傷 海明威《流動的饗宴》
◆反戰思想的具體呈現 雷馬克《西線無戰事》歷久彌新
◆反極權的人道主義者 《凱旋門》雷維克醫師的人物塑造
◆憤世嫉俗的苦悶少年 讀J.D.沙林傑麥田捕手
◆荒誕的內在寓意與象徵 波赫士的魔幻寫實
◆純真心靈的追求 看聖艾修伯里小王子
◆百年家族的興亡寓言 讀馬奎斯百年孤寂
◆歷史的荒謬與諷刺 談米蘭‧昆德拉笑忘書


Monday, August 3, 2015

Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success

David Livermore  
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Business today is global - and success requires a new set of skills. But not to worry, whether you're negotiating with vendors in Asia, exploring potential markets in Africa, or leading a diverse team at home, you don't have to master the nuances of every culture you encounter. With Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, you can lead effectively in any context. Featuring fresh research, case studies, and statistics on the ROI of improving your CQ, this new edition of Leading with Cultural Intelligence details a powerful, four-step model for becoming more adept at managing across cultures: drive - boost your motivation for and confidence in interacting with other cultures; knowledge - understand the relevance of differences in religion, values, norms, and languages; strategy - plan ahead for unfamiliar cultural settings, but remain flexible if actual experience differs from expectations; and action - successfully adapt your behavior to each situation. With Leading with Cultural Intelligence as your guide, you'll be able to thrive in any business environment - whether it's across the world or in your own backyard.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015


吳俊雄, 馬傑偉, 呂大樂 編
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「書內文章所涵蓋的範圍都是適時而重要,充分展現了研究者對於文化研究的觸覺。本書肯定有助讀者了解香港文化的動態及應用,亦對本土文化研究作為一項學科提供了豐富的材料和範例,以及進一步追尋的線索。」– 馬家輝