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Leadership Lessons from an Irish Chieftain

Dreaming Leader Series | Non-Fiction

This pamphlet includes a dozen leadership lessons which allowed chief Brian Boru to crack the power of Viking invaders a thousand years ago in Ireland.  Though born into humble beginnings, Boru became the leader of all tribal chieftains in Ireland, and led them to defeat the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf on Easter Day in the year 1014.  This pamphlet traces Boru’s history, and highlights the powerful lessons that led to his success – lessons as valuable today as they were a millenium ago.

 


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Vino Voices – Wine, Work, Life

Water and Wine Series | Non-Fiction

Why do so many people in the world of wine love their work? Fifty characters from a dozen countries tell of passion, challenge, and choice that shaped their destinies. From the highlands of Chile to the riverbanks of Bordeaux, and from the wetlands of New Zealand to the Finger Lakes’ farm country of New York – voices in Vino Voices share colorful tales about life, wine, and travel. Whether you’re a novice taster, a seasoned aficionado, or just enjoy tales about courage, dedication and love – Vino Voices will keep you flipping pages. The book includes over a hundred color photographs by the author.


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Rivers of Change

Water and Wine Series | Non-Fiction

If he was reincarnated today, Captain Meriwether Lewis could retrace the journey that his Lewis & Clark expedition made two centuries ago.  Within hours he would shake his head in confusion and surprise.  What became of the Missouri, Yellowstone and Columbia rivers that his group traveled along?  The answers come alive when told by those who live and work along these waterways.  These voices speak in the book Rivers of Change – Trailing the Waterways of Lewis and Clark. This travelogue weaves interviews, anecdotes and research that highlight how the Missouri, Yellowstone and Columbia rivers changed since Lewis and Clark explored them between 1804 and 1806.

The author spent five months moving along these rivers – driving, canoeing, rafting, even scuba diving – and interviewing dozens of people involved with waterways: barge pilots, wildlife biologists, Army Corps of Engineers staff and tribal historians.  Join the author as he shares conversations with these experts.


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Water and Witchcraft – Three Years in Malawi

African Raindrop Series | Non-Fiction

Water and Witchcraft recalls the travails and triumphs of providing drinking water to villagers in rural Malawi. In an African land where little goes as planned, gracious locals and quirky foreigners pit their wits against witchcraft, sickness and questionable managers to improve the lives of remote families. The results are rich and unusual.  This story recalls years spent working throughout Malawi.


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The Deep Sand of Damaraland – a Journal of Namibia

African Raindrop Series | Non-Fiction

The Deep Sand of Damaraland tells of drilling for water in a stunning land, and the irony of trying to battle drought in a desert. This is where the Wild West meets Africa – where trackers hunt criminals, farmers feud neighbors, rogue elephants pull apart water tanks, and one contractor rides horseback to the bush to lasso giraffes. In a paradoxical land where African and European lifestyles coexist and clash, and where intuition eclipses logic – the key to sanity and success pivots on getting to know the local people.


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Water after War – Seasons in Angola

African Raindrop Series | Non-Fiction

Water after War tells about searching for drinking water during a cease-fire. In an African country three times larger than California, joy and tragedy coexist in towns where the last buses pulled out twenty years ago, and where the last seen elephants were slaughtered to be grilled. This is a story of a gorgeous, war-ravaged land where abductions, anarchy, and strolling through minefields form part of daily life. Welcome to Angola – a strangely novel and hospitable country where each day is beautiful, though bizarre.


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The Synchronous Trail – Enlightened Travels

Curving Trail Series | Non-Fiction

A death in Colorado’s mountains relates to a bizarre set of coincidences. What they share in common unravels in unexpected locations – the highlands of Guatemala, a beach in Morocco, a hut on Mount Kenya, and a pub in Dubai. The Synchronous Trail is an unusual travelogue that tells how powerful coincidences – which psychoanalyst Carl Jung called synchronous events – can provide stunning insights to help rid our doubts, clarify desires, and highlight optimal routes to travel on through life.

 


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Synchronicity as Signpost

Curving Trail Series | Non-Fiction

Synchronous ‘signposts’ can clue us in to important people and events about to enter our lives, remind us of our core interests, improve our decision making, and help us to balance work with doing what we love. This short book is filled with anecdotes from throughout the world that highlight the importance of paying attention whenever an unusual coincidence makes us shake our head in surprise.


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Visual Magic – Seeing and Believing

Curving Trail Series | Non-Fiction

Visual Magic is the first step toward planning any project or accomplishing any goal – by seeing it already completed. This book is where The One Minute Manager meets Think and Grow Rich.


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River Of Tuscany

Rivers of Time Series | Fiction

River of Tuscany blends mystery with history in a series of interconnected stories set along the Arno River during pivotal moments of Italy’s past. A cryptic guild of hydraulic engineers wields twelve rules of wisdom to alter the course of civilization. Hannibal used them to smash the Romans, Dante Alighieri to transform Italy’s language, and Da Vinci to herald in the Renaissance. Now that ancient criteria have been satisfied, these lessons can be written down and unleashed to the world. Yet a powerful young woman must decide – who will handle this task?

 


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River of Ireland

Rivers of Time Series | Fiction

River of Ireland tells of raucous and romantic episodes that shaped the character of these island people during the past five millennia.  Fiction and fact are woven together in a series of interconnected stories set along the Shannon River that include Viking raids, the triumph of King Brian Boru, a Norman siege, a blind harper’s romance, and the pursuit of a Spanish Armada captain over a wild landcape. Each story points to a mysterious location and a pivotal event that transformed the future of this island.


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River of Dreams

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In the wake of murder, three characters within a young man’s dreams identify the culprit. But putting the criminal behind bars creates another challenge. Set within England’s beautiful and ancient university town of Durham, River of Dreams braids together stories of a medieval battle, construction of a Norman cathedral, and a failed French rebellion – to help solve a murder mystery. A soldier, a milkmaid and a rebel transform to unusual allies in this fresh storyline that oscillates between centuries and flicks between nations.


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Trailing Tara

Vagabond Series | Fiction

Levitation technology that can deliver free drinking water throughout the world verges on release.  It can wipe out thirst and disease, or be wielded as a tool to keep oil as the world’s dominant energy source.

From the streets of Zurich to coastal inlets of British Columbia, and from Malibu’s Pepperdine University to the malpaise badlands of New Mexico, a chase unfolds that matches wits, gumption, and an unusual mathematical algorithm against powers eager to control the transformation of the world. In grappling with pursuit, one man and woman end up physically and psychologically involved – while reshaping their identities.


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Harpy

Vagabond Series | Fiction

In Panama’s Darien jungle, Colombian rebels kidnap American wildlife biologists tracking a harpy eagle – the most ferocious raptor alive. In Maryland, researchers at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center discover this eagle has vanished. The link between these abductions unfolds in a story of smuggling wildlife, running drugs, tracking clues via satellite, and succumbing to unlikely passion. This story about facing the past in order to handle the future skips from Central America to Dubai, and then across the United States – from northeastern suburbs to windy high peaks in Colorado.

 

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