—Robert Alter, author of The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary
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Gary Vaynerchuk, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Crush It!, returns with The Thank You Economy, a bold and expansive look at the evolution of today's marketplace, revealing the essential factors defining and driving successful relationships between business and consumer
The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn’t some abstract concept or wacky business strategy—it’s real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day. It’s the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where the Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to.
Gary Vaynerchuk contends that the people and companies harnessing the word-of-mouth power provided by multiplatform media—those that can shift their outlook and operations to be more customer-aware and fan-friendly—will pull away from the pack and profit in today's markets. In The Thank You Economy, he dissects the companies on the leading edge, showing how they are succeeding—and sometimes failing. Laying out for your business students the ideas and insight that support this enormous change, Vaynerchuk explores these emerging connections—from consumer to consumer and business to business and everything in between. Passionate and persuasive, he reminds business students that surviving and thriving today takes more than just hard work—it takes a heartfelt thanks to those who make it possible.
Praise for The Thank You Economy:
“Gary Vaynerchuk has seen the future of marketing. The Thank You Economy shows how it’s built on both the time-honored techniques of listening to and appreciating customers and the newer services like Twitter that allow you to engage directly with customers at unprecedented scale and speed. The book, like Gary, is also a lot of fun and full of passion.”—Dick Costolo, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter
“Gary Vaynerchuk is one of those entrepreneurs who has discovered the secret to combining passion with business. He is always an inspiration and always entertaining. You owe it to yourself to read this book!”—Tony Hsieh, Chief Executive Officer, Zappos.com
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“Highly informative and entertaining . . . propels the reader light years beyond dull textbooks and Gone with the Wind.”—San Francisco Chronicle
With a tongue-in-cheek style How to Lose the Civil War chronicles the thrilling history of the many disastrous decisions made by both sides, and is chock full of trivia, history, and fascinating looks at the War Between the States.
From the pages of Howard Zinn’s compelling classic A People’s History of the United States, a detailed and gripping history of the American Civil War “from the bottom up.”
Civil War America: 1850-1870 by Paul Johnson
From the pages of Paul Johnson’s authoritative classic, A History of the American People, a compelling account of Americans great and small during their nation’s most desperate hour.
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
Combining magnificent historical research with a thrilling story, Manhunt describes the hour-by-hour details of the twelve days after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination when various factions within the United States government—and even some outside it—hunted for the President’s killer, John Wilkes Booth.
With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates
This classic definitive one-volume biography on the life of Abraham Lincoln masterfully follows Lincoln’s bitter struggle with poverty, his self-made success in business and law, his early disappointing political career, and his legendary leadership as president during one of America’s most tumultuous periods.
The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865 by Emory M. Thomas
“The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject. Emory Thomas has left an indelible mark on the historiography of the Confederacy.”—Journal of Southern History
In The Pastor: A Memoir, Eugene Peterson—professor emeritus at Regent College and author of The Message and over thirty other books—shares his journey to becoming a pastor. This candid reflection shows students of ministry the experiences and people influential in shaping Peterson’s path and growth as a minister.
With great humility and honesty, Eugene Peterson—explores the difficulties and challenges he experienced in trying to figure out what the essence of being a pastor was—and he captures the heart of this noble calling by stressing the importance of “paying attention and calling attention to ‘what is going on right now’ between men and women, with each other and with God,” rather than the numbers filling the pews every week.
This memoir from “the pastor to pastors” is sure to be a must read for those entering the ministry for years to come.
Praise for The Pastor:
“Eugene Peterson excavates the challenges and mysteries regarding pastors and church and gives me hope for both. This is a must-read for every person who is or thinks they are called to be a pastor and for every person who has one.”—William Paul Young, author of The Shack
“If anyone knows how to be a pastor in the contemporary context that person is Eugene Peterson. Eugene possesses the rare combination of a pastor’s heart and a pastor’s art. Take and read!”—Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline
Louise Erdrich’s Shadow Tag is now available in trade paperback—and I hope you’ll consider adopting it for one of your classes.
Named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year for 2010, Shadow Tag explores the complex nature of love and the fluid boundaries of identity through the marriage of Irene and Gil. When Irene discovers that Gil has been reading her “Red Diary,” she begins to write the truth of her life and marriage in her carefully hidden “Blue Notebook.” The “Red Diary,” still tucked away where her husband can find it, becomes a carefully calculated farce. Ms. Erdrich deftly alternates between Irene’s twin journals and an objective third-person narrative—giving students an unflinching portrait of a marriage.
Praise for Shadow Tag:
“Clear, urgent, deep as a swift river. . . . Shadow Tag accomplishes the literary miracle of making a reader ravenous to finish it, while stinging with regret at how soon it must end. . . . A reader feels caught up, breathless, bewitched by the danse macabre. . . . My heart was beating hard as, against my own resolve, I pushed past my daily ration toward the book’s necessary, fitting, yet startling conclusion.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“A fast-paced novel of exceptional artistic, intellectual, and psychological merit. . . . While the writing is fiercely disciplined, with a poet’s polish, every line is unpredictable. . . . Nowhere have love’s complications been better illustrated than in the raw honesty of Shadow Tag.”—Boston Sunday Globe
“A masterpiece . . . a captivating work of fiction . . . exquisite . . . tightly focused . . . arresting . . . a taut tale. . . . Shadow Tag is a devastating portrayal of the circular insanity of romantic obsession. . . . This profoundly tragic novel captures that lament in some of Erdrich’s most beautiful and urgent writing.”—Washington Post
Love Medicine is the stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich’s compelling Native American series. Written in her uniquely poetic, powerful style, it tells the story of two families—the Kashpaws and the Lamartines—that is a multigenerational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of anger, desire, and healing.
Praise for Love Medicine:
Praise for Love Medicine:
“A wondrous prose song.”—New York Times Book Review
“A remarkable first novel that stares more boldly at many of the truths of Native American life in this country than any fiction I’ve read. . . . It is a deeply, if ironically, spirited novel.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“The beauty of Love Medicine saves us from being completely devastated by its power.”—Toni Morrison
“A powerful piece of work. . . . Louise Erdrich is the rarest kind of writer, as compassionate as she is sharp-sighted.”—Anne Tyler
Set in North Dakota at a time in the 20th century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance—yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender.
Praise for Tracks:
“Tracks is a rare book. It is both a wonderful story that borders upon myth and a stylistic masterpiece . . . a beautiful work for a gifted writer working in her prime.”—Baltimore Sun
“Fleur Pillager [is] one of the most haunting presences in contemporary American literature. . . . Tracks may be the story of our time.”—Los Angeles Times