Whether you work with Americans face-to-face, communicate with them by telephone or e-mail or interact together in a virtual team, Americans at Work reveals the subtle and the not-so-subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace. Best-selling author Craig Storti provides historical perspectives and explanations of the six most important American cultural themes and their relevance to the workplace: ´´Land of Opportunity´´ (a driven people), ´´Go-for-It Mentality´´ (ready, fire, aim; new is better), ´´Equality for All´´ (but don´t forget who´s boss), ´´The Drive to Achieve´´ (nice guys finish last), ´´Live and Let Live´´ (do your own thing), ´´Time Matters´´ (obsession with efficiency). Learn about straight talk, American style, and how Americans aren´t always as direct as they say they are. Find out why Americans are deeply conflicted about power: they crave it but are loath to be caught craving it. See how Americans view outsiders. Gain tips for succeeding in the American work environment. Finally, get the basics of work-related etiquette: conducting meetings, giving feedback, nonverbal communication, e-mail rules, gifts, taboo topics and so on. Knowing how Americans work with each other will help you predict their reactions and, more important, their expectations of you. And if you are American, you will be better understand your own behavior and be able to work more effectively with collegues from other cultures.
This is a reissue of a modern classic. This book catapulted Norman Mailer to fame on its first publication in 1948. ´The best war novel to come out of the United States.´ - ´´The Times´´. This is Norman Mailer´s first novel. It is the book that catapulted him to instant fame. A modern classic, on every American Literature student´s reading list. Based on Mailer´s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, ´´The Naked and the Dead´´ is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the great post-War American writers, both as a novelist and as one of the key inventors of the New Journalism. His books include the novels The Naked and the Dead, The Deer Park, Why Are We in Vietnam?, The Executioner´s Song and Harlot´s Ghost and the non-fiction works The Armies of the Night, A Fire on the Moon (published in the USA as Of a Fire on the Moon) and The Fight. He won the National Book Award and twice won the Pulitzer Prize.
Portrays the contrasting personalities and nostalgic reminiscences of a group of American soldiers engaged in a combat operation against the Japanese during World War II.
Honey Beaulieu, the heroine you always wanted to be! Wanted: Sean Chaney aka The Badger Claw Kid, $400, Last seen in Deadwood Gulch She´s Flummoxed But first, she has to take care of a town urchin who shot her in the butt with a slingshot! Does she have to spend her last nickel to buy a building for Emma´s sewing shop? Who stole Louie Lewie´s nuts? She´s Fired Up Nothing gets Honey down--not pesky ghosts, not the despicable Badger Claw Kid, not Al Swearengen and his hired muscle, and not even a catastrophic town fire. But can she capture Boyce McNitt, who eluded her in her last adventure? And can she get Sam´s folks to safety? She´s Fearless When Sean Chaney persists on robbing folks and putting his badger claw marks on them besides, she sets out to bring him in... and collect the bounty Deadwood Gulch is in flames but Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Lancaster´s hotter! Don´t miss the third installment of Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter. Buy it today! Subscribe to the Pickle Barrel Gazette at jacquierogers.com Other books by Jacquie Rogers Honey Beaulieu - Man Hunter series Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch Sidetracked in Silver City Romance Hearts of Owyhee series Much Ado About Madams Much Ado About Marshals Much Ado About Miners Much Ado About Mavericks Much Ado About Mustangs Idaho Fairytale Bride (Rocky Mountain Romances series #2) Mercy: Bride of Idaho (American Mail-Order Bride series #43) Mail Order Tangle (with Caroline Clemmons) Sleight of Heart Fantasy Western Romance Have Wand Will Travel Willow, Wish For Me
Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in the New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by Hangsaman, The Bird´s Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. In addition to her dark, brilliant novels, she wrote lightly fictionalized magazine pieces about family life with her four children and her husband, the critic Stanley Edgar Hyman. Shirley Jackson died in 1965.
Shirley Jackson was born in California in 1916. When her short story The Lottery was first published in The New Yorker in 1948, readers were so horrified they sent her hate mail; it has since become one of the most iconic American stories of all time. Her first novel, The Road Through the Wall, was published in the same year and was followed by five more: Hangsaman, The Bird´s Nest, The Sundial, The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, widely seen as her masterpiece. In addition to her dark, brilliant novels, she wrote lightly fictionalized magazine pieces about family life with her four children and her husband, the critic Stanley Edgar Hyman. Shirley Jackson died in her sleep in 1965 at the age of 48.
From perfectly formed potatoes to adulterous US presidents, and from domestic upsets to millennial fever, Bill Bryson just cannot resist airing his opinions and standing up for his (mostly) law-abiding fellow American citizens. But of course after twenty years in England, he is now back on the other side of the pond, and is obviously having a little trouble finding his true American self again. After vigorous exercise on the Appalachian Trail comes this edited collection of Bryson¿s most splenetic comic pieces culled from his humorous regular column in the Mail on Sunday.