Search Results: "the alpha strategies"


BOOK REVIEW

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 2, 2013

"A no-guesswork guide to business strategy and a persuasive thesis on why some organizations are more successful than others."
In their debut, consultants Kennedy and Kennedy attempt to demystify the business strategy process. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHA BET by Stephanie Hale
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Rounding out this sunny story are a sweet romance with a fellow science geek and social justice for the mean girl. (Fiction. YA)"
Thanks to her diligence in studying, Grace Kelly Cook is able to enroll in college at 16 and flee her helicopter mom. Read full book review >

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Alpha by A.D. Aliwat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2015

"As vicious and unrelenting as its main character, the book moves quickly but in predictable directions."
A debut novel tells the tale of a young, successful investment banker. Read full book review >

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ALPHA by Greg Rucka
Released: May 22, 2012

"Sometime-graphic-novelist Rucka again crosses genres with positive results. Not much new here, but energetically done and not a comic strip character in sight."
In Rucka's latest (The Last Run, 2010, etc.), the sneak attack on WilsonVille—world's largest theme park—is no Mickey Mouse operation. Read full book review >

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ALPHA AND THE DIRTY BABY by Brock Cole
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 6, 1991

"A thoroughly entertaining story with a serious (but unobtrusive) theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alpha's parents' childish quarrel (``You forgot to wash my nightshirt!'' ``Wash it yourself, lazybones''... ``I've got a good mind to go off and join the navy'') is overheard by a devil's imp who takes the opportunity of turning Papa into a lump of coal and taking his place while his wife, bringing along their baby, replaces cross Mama. Read full book review >

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The Alpha Drive by Kristen Martin
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Engaging, real-world characters not in the real world; savvy and outright charming."
In Martin's YA sci-fi debut, the start of a proposed trilogy reminiscent of The Matrix, a teen girl learns that her world is a simulated reality, an organization having rendered all of humankind in a comatose state.Read full book review >

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ALPHA by Isabelle Arsenault
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"For kids who may have heard the letters used in movies or on TV, learning this code alphabet could turn into a game; otherwise this is more an art book for adults than an alphabet book for children. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Themed alphabet books are a dime a dozen, but this distinguishes itself by illustrating the NATO phonetic alphabet, officially named the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF THE ALMOST BRAVE by Jen White
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 9, 2015

"Readers familiar with Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming (1981) will recognize the gripping story arc, but for today's middle graders, the world has sadly changed. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Abandoned at a desert gas station by a mentally unbalanced parent, 12-year-old Liberty uses the animal-survival strategies she's recorded in her notebook to protect her little sister, Billie, and escape to safety. Read full book review >

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EXIT STRATEGIES by Catherine Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2002

"A quick and likable, though not much more, hardcover debut: a good airplane book."
Love, money, a cranky teenaged daughter, and an even crankier octogenarian mother are but a few of the problems facing a recent (at fortysomething) law school grad. Read full book review >

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ALPHA DOCS by Daniel Muñoz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Muñoz offers little turning of new ground in what has become a fertile genre, but the book is enjoyably idiosyncratic and elucidative."
From physician Muñoz, a chronicle of becoming a doctor at the extremely demanding Johns Hopkins cardiology program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 8, 1976

"4 years at the speed of light and 7,400 years at ten times the speed of our current, fastest rockets, it will be a while before even Asimov can come up with a Land and Peoples of Alpha Centauri."
Asimov gives so patient and detailed a survey of the mapping of the heavens, the naming of stars, and (especially) the different ways of measuring their distance, size, and luminosity that Alpha Centauri becomes less the subject than a focusing point for a general astronomy lesson on the order of his younger "How Did We Find Out. . ." series. Read full book review >

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