Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

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Random House #ad - Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. With tips on punctuation and spelling. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. And we all want to write better. One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer’s English.

The wall street Journal “Destined to become a classic. The millions “Dreyer can help you. He is beloved by authors and editors alike—not to mention his followers on social media—for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. As authoritative as it is amusing, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, ” “rather, including “very, ” “of course, including why it’s OK to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, ” and the dreaded “actually.

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style #ad - Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right sometimes and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them. And yes: “only godless savages eschew the series comma. Chockful of advice, and fun facts, insider wisdom, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.

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Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

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Princeton University Press #ad - She makes the case by conducting painstaking analysis of more than three hundred intelligence reform recommendations and tracing the history of CIA and FBI counterterrorism efforts from 1991 to 2001, drawing extensively from declassified government documents and interviews with more than seventy high-ranking government officials.

Zegart argues that after the Cold War ended, the CIA and FBI failed to adapt to the rise of terrorism. Zegart reveals how longstanding organizational weaknesses left unaddressed during the 1990s prevented the CIA and FBI from capitalizing on twenty-three opportunities to disrupt the September 11 plot. Ultimately failures of adaptation led to failures of performance.

The same forces that have stymied intelligence reform for decades are to blame: resistance inside U. S. Spying blind is a sobering account of why two of America's most important intelligence agencies failed to adjust to new threats after the Cold War, and why they are unlikely to adapt in the future. She finds that political leaders were well aware of the emerging terrorist danger and the urgent need for intelligence reform, but failed to achieve the changes they sought.

Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11 #ad - Intelligence agencies, the rational interests of politicians and career bureaucrats, and core aspects of our democracy such as the fragmented structure of the federal government. In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11.

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Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond

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Georgetown University Press #ad - The book offers a new understanding of classic cases of conventional and terrorist attacks such as Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, and the bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. How can the united states avoid a future surprise attack on the scale of 9/11 or Pearl Harbor, in most cases, in an era when such devastating attacks can come not only from nation states, but also from terrorist groups or cyber enemies? Intelligence and Surprise Attack examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though, warnings had been available beforehand.

Comparing cases of intelligence failure with intelligence success, Dahl finds that the key to success is not more imagination or better analysis, but better acquisition of precise, tactical-level intelligence combined with the presence of decision makers who are willing to listen to and act on the warnings they receive from their intelligence staff.

Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond #ad - . Erik J. The book also presents a comprehensive analysis of the intelligence picture before the 9/11 attacks, making use of new information available since the publication of the 9/11 Commission Report and challenging some of that report’s findings. Dahl challenges the conventional wisdom about intelligence failure, which holds that attacks succeed because important warnings get lost amid noise or because intelligence officials lack the imagination and collaboration to “connect the dots” of available information.

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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - In between you & me, her good cheer and irreverence, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a best book of the year by npr, publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Amazon, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off. Patricia o’conner, new york times book reviewmary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards.

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The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Book 379

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Jossey-Bass #ad - How leaders can use the right story at the right time to inspire change and action This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book A Leader's Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few ways to handle the most important and difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future.

The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative J-B US non-Franchise Leadership Book 379 #ad - Stephen denning has won awards from financial times, the innovation book club, and 800-CEO-READ The book on leadership storytelling shows how successful leaders use stories to get their ideas across and spark enduring enthusiasm for change Stephen Denning offers a hands-on guide to unleash the power of the business narrative.

Using myriad illustrative examples and filled with how-to techniques, this book clearly explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time.

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English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes and How to Correct Them

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Zephyros Press #ad - Period. English grammar spares you the lessons and cuts right to the answers. Gender, whose and who’s, its and it’s, the list goes on… Write with style—Make a good and grammatically correct impression with every sentence you pen using these easy writing hacks and suggestions. Inside english grammar: english grammar goofs—Avoid falling into the most common traps with guidelines for incomplete sentences, possessive pronouns with gerunds, dangling modifiers and more.

English Grammar: 100 Tragically Common Mistakes and How to Correct Them #ad - Everyone makes mistakes—but with this English grammar guide you’ll make a lot fewer of them. Next time you have a nagging grammar question, pick up this practical guide and write with clarity and confidence. Word mix-ups—learn the difference between common word misuses like sex vs. The practical English grammar guide for perfect writing.

Gone are the days when you worry about embarrassing yourself with pesky misplaced modifiers or dreaded double negatives. Designed for fast reference, this book makes it easy to avoid the most cringe-worthy mistakes in the English language—and maybe even make your grade school grammar teacher proud.

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How to Write a Master's Thesis

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - How to Write a Master's Thesis #ad - The third edition of how to write a master's thesis is a comprehensive manual on how to plan and write a five-chapter master’s thesis, and a great resource for graduate students looking for concrete, applied guidance on how to successfully complete their master's degrees. Author yvonne bui demystifies this process by integrating the language learned in prerequisite methods and statistics courses into a step-by-step guide for developing a student's own thesis or project.

While research methods and statistics courses may teach students the basic information on how to conduct research, putting it all together into a single project and document can be a challenge.

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How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Like a long periodic sentence, gathers steam, this book rumbles along, shifts gears, and packs a wallop. Roy blount Jr. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers, from philip roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.

Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing. Booklist outspoken new york times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word.

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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

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ESBooks #ad - The elements of style' 1918, by William Strunk, Jr. Is an american English writing style guide. High school and university composition classes. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U. S. This edition of 'the elements of style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.

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The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving

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Currency #ad - An invaluable resource for any manager or professional, this book offers a collection of proven, practical methods for simplifying any problem and making faster, better decisions every time.

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A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving

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CQ Press #ad - Patashnik use real-world examples to teach you how to be effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysts. The sixth edition of a practical guide for Policy Analysis presents dozens of concrete tips, new case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional.

Drawing on more than 40 years of experience with policy analysis, best-selling authors Eugene Bardach and Eric M.

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