The Small Talk Handbook: Easy Instructions on How to Make Small Talk in Any Situation Small talk with anyone! There's a difference between communicating effectively and making small talk. Even if you have no fear of public speaking, you might still stumble over simple conversation when chatting with your superior, unexpectedly running into a friend, or breaking the ice with someone you just met. The Small Talk Handbook lays down the basics to engaging chitchat and teaches you how to enliven your personal and professional communication - no matter where you are. It offers the necessary tools to focus on verbal strengths, minimize weaknesses, and leave the best impression.
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as we know it, and remade our understanding of the world.
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
Evocative and beautifully written, House of Stone . . . should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the agonies and hopes of the Middle East. Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of Crossing Mandelbaum Gate
Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion
Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars on Religion—the battle between Protestantism and Catholicisim that tore apart Europe in the 16th Century
Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
Design Your Life is a series of irreverent and realistic snapshots about objects and how we interact with them. By leading design thinker Ellen Lupton and her twin sister Julia Lupton, it shows how design is about much more than what’s bought at high-end stores or the modern look at IKEA. Design is critical thinking: a way to look at the world and wonder why things work, and why they don’t.
In this groundbreaking history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland’s past. Comprehensive and engaging, The Story of Ireland is an eye-opening account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts.