books by Peter Jenkins
Abolishing Performance Appraisals: Why They Backfire and What to Do Instead
This is the first book to offer specific suggestions on how to replace performance appraisals with a more effective system that emphasizes teamwork and empowerment. Feedback, compensation, coaching, promotion, and legal documentation are all covered, as well as a variety of new alternatives that produce better results for both managers and employees.
Peter Jenkins, 2013
Peter Duvall and Sean Flynn are orphaned on the same day in separate, unrelated incidents. Years later they are destined to meet under strange and dangerous circumstances. Duvall, now a successful but bored businessman is persuaded to work for the British security services in uncovering a terrorist cell located somewhere in the Midlands area. Flynn, who has progressed through the IRA and Real IRA to international terrorism, is the cell leader. ...
Looking for Alaska
St. Martin's Griffin
More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America , captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter is a bit older, married with a family, and his journeys are different than they were. Perhaps he is looking for adventure, perhaps inspiration, perhaps new communities, perhaps unspoiled ...
Along the Edge of America
The best-selling author and walker Peter Jenkins, landlubber par excellence, now takes to the waves and explores, as only he can, a part of America rich in history, mystery, and lore: from the Florida Keys to the Mexican border, by way of the Everglades, the treacherous "jungle woods," genteel southern homesteads, the Cajun marshlands, and Texas's coastal cattle country. It's a riveting encounter with hardy, resourceful, colorful - and ...
The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2
William Morrow & Co
Beginning in New Orleans, Peter Jenkins continues his walk across America--with his bride Barbara. Lavishly illustrated with 48 pages of full-color and black-and-white photos, here is the story of the journey that captured a nation's heart, now available for the first time in trade paperback.
Ticket to Nowhere
Peter Jenkins, 2013
Tom Carter is a ruthless man both in business and with the women in his life. Born into poverty, he carries that experience as a massive chip on his shoulder, justifying his actions to himself. A life threatening illness causes him to re-evaluate his attitude to life, a massive lottery win gives him the means to make some amends for the wrongs that he has committed. Ironically, the change in his behaviour appears to have triggered a number of ...
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
Here is the adventure that started John Muir on a lifetime of discovery. Taken from his earliest journals, this book records Muir's walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately after the Civil War.
Religious Jokes: Church Jokes, Bible Jokes, Christian Humor, Funny Church Signs and More
Here is a collection of the funniest religious jokes ever. If you are looking for hilarious church jokes and bible jokes you will find them here. There is even a section on funny church signs; you know those crazy billboards in front of churches. You will be laughing out loud at how outrageous these are. Children often say the craziest things when talking to and about God—you will love what kids have to say here. If you are looking for a ...
A Walk Across America
William Morrow Paperbacks
Twenty-five years ago, a disillusioned young man set out on a walk across America. This is the book he wrote about that journey -- a classic account of the reawakening of his faith in himself and his country. "I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this timeless classic, Jenkins describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. ...
JUDGE AND JURY
Peter Jenkins, 2013
The 'Cartel' is a group of billionaires who manipulate the world's money markets by the use of murder and assassination. Jim Hacker, a senior operative of MI5, is assigned the case after an assassination attempt on the life of Britain's Prime Minister. In the course of his investigations he stumbles on a particularly vicious serial killer operating in Central London who appears linked to the Cartel. Will Hacker be able to prevent these ...
The Superhero Reader
University Press of Mississippi
Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For ...
Jokes for Kids: All Clean Jokes for Kids Ages 9-12, Book #1 (Funny Jokes for Kids)
This book contains more than one hundred really funny jokes for kids. They are all clean jokes and in good taste. The jokes in this book are of the longer variety, often called long jokes or story jokes. Because of that children will love this as a reader book or just for fun. Some jokes are corny, some are cute, and many are laugh out loud funny. Kids of all ages, including adults will have a good time going through all the jokes here. ...
Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism (Values and Capitalism)
Arthur C. Brooks
Popular opinion would have us believe that America's free market system is driven by greed and materialism, resulting in gross inequalities of wealth, destruction of the environment, and other social ills. Even proponents of capitalism often refer to the free market as simply a 'lesser evil' whose faults are preferable to those of social democracy or communism. But what if the conventional understanding of capitalism as corrupt and unprincipled ...
Strategic Management and Business Analysis
Strategic Business Analysis shows students how to carry out a strategic analysis of a business, with clear guidelines on where and how to apply the core strategic techniques and models that are the integral tools of strategic management. The authors identify the key questions in strategic analysis and provide an understandable framework for answering these questions. Several case studies are used to focus understanding and enable a more ...
In the mid-1970s Peter Jenkins set out across the country's heartland to rediscover America. His stirring account of that extraordinary quest unfolded in the two bestselling books, A Walk Across America and The Walk West, which brought joy and inspiration to millions of readers. Now The Magnificent Journey Of Discovery Continues On The Far Side Of The World... Across China A phone call from a friend marked the beginning of a rare opportunity ...
Funny Jokes for Adults: All Clean Jokes, Funny Jokes that are Perfect to Share with Family and Friends, ...
In this book, the Best Selling Humor Author, Peter Jenkins, has assembled some of his funniest clean jokes ever. There are over 100 pages of funny jokes in this book that are all perfect for any occasion. These jokes will keep you entertained for quite a while (unless you are a speed reader!) You will be able to read and share these jokes with family, friends, co workers and kids….everyone. These funny jokes are of the longer variety, ...
The BIG Book of Riddles for Kids: An Interactive Joke Book That is as Much Fun to Play With as it is to Read ...
The hilarious “BIG Book of Riddles for Kids” is filled with tons of fun riddles. Kids of all ages will enjoy reading and telling their friends these clean and zany riddles. This is actually more than just a book it is interactive. Kids will have as much fun playing with this book as they will reading it. The laughter will be non-stop as these classic riddles are read out loud, over and over again and shared with family and friends. Yes, ...
The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors (IBM Press)
The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences. ...
Surveillance Tradecraft: The Professional's Guide to Surveillance Training
This new surveillance training book has been compiled as the ultimate guide and reference book for the surveillance operative. There is no other comparable book available in the world today in relation to covert surveillance training. This book will guide you through the process of carrying out covert surveillance whether you are on foot or by car, traveling by public transport or in a static rural or urban location. The book also teaches the ...
Volcano Wakes Up!
Lisa Westberg Peters
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Playful, kid-friendly poems from five alternating points of view explore the volcanic process and its effect on the surrounding land, flora, and fauna. From the lava crickets to the ferns, everyone has something to say about it! Follow one day--from sunrise to moonrise--on the slopes of a young, about-to-shout volcano. Science-loving kids will get a kick out of this fun look at an erupting volcano, and the creative poems offer something for ...
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