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China (Antiques & Their Values)
China (Antiques & Their Values)
Author: Tony Curtis
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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Review Date: 8/11/2007


Hardcover, 1978, 126pp

Back Cover:
This series of handy volumes has been specially devised to provide dealers and collectors with an extremely comprehensive reference library of antiques and their values.

Each volume contains a broadly representative selection of detailed illustrations of specialised antiques accompanied by descriptions and prices computed from recent auction figures gathered throughout the United Kingdom.


Harrap's Russian Phrase Book
Review Date: 8/11/2007


Table of Contents:

The Alphabet
Introduction
Pronunciation
General Phrases
Coming and Going
Accommodation
Eating Out
Menu Reader
Having a Drink
Colloquial Expressions
Getting Around
Shopping
Russia and Things Russian
Money
Entertainment
Business
Problems
Health
Sport
The Post Office
Telephoning
Numbers, the Date, The Timt
English-Russian Dictionary
Russian-English Dictionary
Grammar
Conversion Tables


How to Get a Headhunter to Call
How to Get a Headhunter to Call
Author: Howard S. Freedman
Book Type: Hardcover
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Review Date: 1/5/2008


Table of Contents

Section I Fundamental Facts
1. What is Executive Search?
2. Who Is Executive Search For?
3. How Executive Search Worksâ"An Overview
4. An Inside Look at Search Firms and Their Consultants
Section II Executive Essentials
5. Getting the Headhunter's Attentionâ"Part One
6. Getting the Headhunter's Attentionâ"Part Two
7. What To Do When a Headhunter Calls
8. Handling the First Meeting with a Headhunter
9. Handling the First Meeting with a Prospective Employer
10. Subsequent Meetingâ"Dealing with an Offer
Section III
11. For Companies Planning to Use a Search Firmâ"Part One
12. For Companies Planning to Use a Search Firmâ"Part Two

Inside Flap

After several meetings, there was no question in the Chairman's mindâ"he wanted this man to be his President. And the candidate was extremely interested in the post. But they were $25,000 apart. After hours of negotiating, the executive still wanted more money. âI'll arm wrestle you for it,â suggested the host. âYou're on,â responded the executive. They rolled up their sleeves, sat down and clasped hands over a $5,000 glass coffee table. Moments into what seemed an equal match, the Chairman said, âIf the money means that much to you, it's yours.â

If you already know a headhunter, you know the unusual extremes some firms will go to get the right person for the jobâ"and how a savvy candidate can pull the right strings to edge out the competition. HOW TO GET A HEADHUNTER TO CALL is the next best thing to having a friend in the executive recruitment business. Howard S. Freedman, a vice-president of Korn/Ferry International, the largest executive search firm in the world, tells you how to make yourself known and sought after by top headhunters. You'll find out how to press a headhunter's âhot buttons.â And you'll discover how to keep recruiters working for youâ"even if you decide not to take the job you're offered.

Full of colorful anecdotes and practical advice, HOW TO GET A HEADHUNTER TO CALL shatters hundreds of job-hunting myths that may have kept you form a better, higher paying position. Better yet, you'll find how to harness the incredible power of this billion-dollar-a-year industry and put it to work for you on your next job search. It's easier than you think to get a headhunter to cut through months of job search âleg work,â open the right doors for your career and whisper the âright' information into your ear before your first interview.

What do you say when a headhunter calls? Freedman tells you how to handle these first contacts, and why they can make or break your career. But, remember, it's what happens after the first call that counts. Play your cards right, and you've got the jobâ"or at least a âsilent partnerâ in the recruitment business who'll keep an eye out for the right position. Make a tactical or diplomatic error, though, an you're on you own next time. You'll discover how to keep the ball rolling, handle meetings with recruiter and employer, do the necessary follow-upâ"and how to win favor by being a reliable source of candidate and market information.


The Instant Guide to Healthy Bulbs & Annuals (Complete Plant Doctor)
Review Date: 8/11/2007


Back Cover:

How to tell what's wrong with your houseplant.

*Color pictures help you to pinpoint each problem.

*Captions give full illustrations for nursing your plant back to health.

*Easy-to-follow text gives details of everyday care.


Instant Guide To Healthy Cacti (Complete Plant Doctor)
Review Date: 8/11/2007


Back Cover:

How to tell what's wrong with your houseplant.

*Color pictures help you to pinpoint each problem.

*Captions give full illustrations for nursing your plant back to health.

*Easy-to-follow text gives details of everyday care.


The Instant Guide to Healthy Foliage Houseplants, Volume II
The Instant Guide to Healthy Foliage Houseplants, Volume II
Author: David Longman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/11/2007


Back Cover:

How to tell what's wrong with your houseplant.

*Color pictures help you to pinpoint each problem.

*Captions give full illustrations for nursing your plant back to health.

*Easy-to-follow text gives details of everyday care.


Leonard Maltin's TV Movies Video Guide 1990 Edition
Leonard Maltin's TV Movies Video Guide 1990 Edition
Author: Leonard Maltin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/11/2007


1277pp A great guide to the old movies on TV.

Back Cover:

Your complete guide to TV movies and videocassette listings.

More than 18,500 films, with over 500 new listings -- theatrical releases and made-for-TV, old and new, memorable and not so memorable -- listed, described, discussed, reviewed and rated **** to "BOMB"

More facts about directors and stars

More details about date, country of origin and plot

More exact, original running times -- for taping and checking when movies are cut

More listings of famous classics and favorite duds

More concise, accurate capsule reviews

More foreign and little-known films described

More key songs from great musicals listed

More information on made-for-TV movies -- director, cast, time, plot

Plus a special symbol to show which movies are available on videocassette

Plus notations of the films that have been computer-colorized

"Succinct...detailed. The love for film that Maltin conveys is infectious+ -- Emmy Magazine

"A gem." -- Boston Post-Gazette

"Practically indispensable." -- Los Angeles Times


New Guide to Better Fishing
New Guide to Better Fishing
Author: Ralph Bashford
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/11/2007


252pp

Back Cover:

It is a known fact that 90 percent of all fish are caught by 10 percent of the fishermen.

This book can help you be among the 10 percent that catch 90 percent of the fish.

Whether you are just taking up the exciting and fascitating sport of fishing, or if you are a seasoned, experienced angler, these practical and proven fishing tips are almost certain to make you a better fisherman.

Table of contents:

Tactics for Taking Bass
Tactics for Taking Crappie
Tactics for Taking Big Bluegill
Tricks That Take Catfish
How to Smoke Fish


The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Newmarket Words Of...(Hardcover))
Review Date: 1/5/2008


Inside Flap

Martin Luther King, Jr. had hoped to be a Baptist preacher in a Southern city. Instead, by the time he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, he had been awarded the Nobel Prize and had led millions of people in a nonviolent movement that shattered forever the Southern system of segregation of the races. His eloquent, passionate advocacy of civil and human rights, rooted in the techniques of peaceful demonstration pioneered by Mahatma Gandhi, brought a new dimension of dignity to people's lives and a new hope for freedom and the community of man.

Throughtout his brief life, his words communicated his vision, his passion, and his faith, and they demonstrated his figt to inspire others to follow his lead. He asked to be remembered as a âdrum major for justice,â and he is.

This new, handsome volume of selections from Dr. King's speeches and writings, created as a âliving memorialâ to his philosphies and ideas, focuses on severn areas of this concerns: The Community of Man, Racism, Civil Rights, Justice and Freedom, Faith and Religion, Nonviolence, and Peace. The message these workds convey is as inspiring and fundamental to life today as it ever was suring his lifetime. As he said, âHuman progress is neither automatic nor inevitableâ¦This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.â

Coretta Scot King is president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgiaâ"the only organization in the world mandated for the purpose of fostering social change throught nonviolence. Always closely involved with her husband's life work, she continues to devote herself to human and civil rights causes, conducting workshops and lecturing extensively all over the world, inspiring others to keep her husband's dream and philosophy alive. She is also the author of My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

Illustrated with photographs

Table of Contents

- Introduction by Coretta Scott King
- The Community of Man
- Racism
- Civil Rights
- Justice and Freedom
- Faith and Religion
- Nonviolence
- Peace
- âI've Been to the Mountain Topâ Excerpt from the Speech Given April 3, 1968
- âI Have a Deamâ Excerpt from the Speech Given August 28, 1963
- Chronology
- Sources


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