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Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015
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Gateway City: Covington, Kentucky, 1815-2015
Tenkotte, Claypool and Schroeder


This bicentennial history of Covington, Kentucky, presents an overview of an important gateway city. At times, this gateway has pointed in different directions, and, at other times, it has vacillated between innovation and complacency. Like other transitions or gateway regions, the residents of Covington have sought their fortunes with the prevailing winds of change. Initially, Covington served as a “Gateway to the West,” then as a “Gateway between the North and the South,” followed by a “Gateway to the North,” and most recently as a “Gateway to Progress.”

Gateway City studies the growth and development of a city within the context of national and regional events, particularly those affecting a border region. Lying on the southern shore of the Ohio River opposite Cincinnati, Ohio, Covington is part of a vibrant metropolitan region of 2.1 million people. With Cincinnati, it shares a common destiny as a transition area, a border region that has acted as a geological, climatological, historical, and cultural “gateway.”

In a 21st-century global economy, where cultures collide, connect and collaborate, the study of how historic border regions have functioned can inform modern decision-making. Border areas like Covington and Cincinnati have long struggled with—and turned to their advantage—the challenges and opportunities afforded by cultural, political, and economic differences. The resultant innovations have fueled their economic prosperity, as well as their cultural diversity.

With the exception of the US-Mexico border region, few transitional areas within the continental United States have been studied for their historical lessons. This book offers a glimpse of the historical themes underlying an interior border region, and one that was vitally important during the Civil War.

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Winning: From Walk-On to Captain, In Football and Life
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Winning: From Walk-On to Captain, In Football and Life
Gary Brackett


Framed within the frenzy leading up to a Super Bowl, Gary Brackett flashes back to the defining moments and lessons in his journey leading to the threshold of a championship season. With his heart metaphorically on his jersey sleeve, Gary invites the reader inside the world of NFL football and the drama leading up to the biggest game day of the year. Along the way, Gary provides glimpses of real-life heroes, on and off the field, as he recounts the stories in this touching testament to the memory of his mom, dad, and brother.

Gary Brackett has overcome countless challenges in his football career and has triumphed over life's adversities. Focusing on the importance of a positive attitude, hard work, commitment to teammates, love of family, and faith, he shares his inspiring life story.

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Remember the AFL
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Remember the AFL



    Remember the AFL: The Ultimate Fan's Guide to the American Football League is a nostalgic journey back in time through remembrances of a league that everyone thought to be doomed before it began.

     From its introduction to the final page, this book will take its readers on a timeless ride back to an era that they will remember with the innocence and passion of their youth.

     Each section of this book embraces the roots and evolution of the league, complete with yearly recaps of each team. Reminisce the time capsule events that forged the history of the league, along with the multitude of names and faces of the players who authored the records and numbers and created the incomparable story of the American Football League. Fans will also relive the history of the AFL by engaging the challenge of over 500 trivia questions - stump your friends!

     Lance Alworth, Clem Daniels, George Blanda, Buck Buchanan, Wahoo McDaniel, Abner Haynes, and Joe Namath, are all here. As are Ben Davidson, Pete Gogolak, Jim Nance, Billy Cannon and Cookie Gilchrist, along with many more names, faces and events that will pique your recall, satisfy your appetite and ignite your passion to Remember the AFL

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Cincinnati's Crosley Field: The Illustrated History of a Classic Ballpark
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Cincinnati's Crosley Field: The Illustrated History of a Classic Ballpark
John Erardi and Joel Luckhaupt


    Crosley Field and another Rhodes-Erardi production, Big Red Dynasty, were honored among the top baseball books in the country by Spitball literary magazine and the Society for American Baseball Research. They also co-authored First Boys of Summer and Opening Day. Rhodes' other books are Redleg Journal, Reds in Black and White, and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Highlights. Erardi's other book, Pete Rose: 4,192, sole 50,000 copies.

     Cincinnati's Crosley Field presents the field's history through text and more than 150 photographs. The Cincinnati Reds played at Crosley Field from 1912 through 1970, and the ballpark holds an iconic place in the city's history as well as throughout Reds Country. One of the most beloved ballparks in Major League history, Crosley Field played host to the first night game and the first of Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters, as well as four World Series and two All-Star games.

    From the outfield terrace to the "Moon Deck," from Lombardi's "snooze" to Big Klu's biceps, Blackwell's "whip" to Rose's belly-flop slides, the Redlegs to the Big Red Machine, Cincinnati's Crosley Field has them covered in words and pictures. Greg Rhodes and John Erardi also present the great Negro Leagues teams that played at Crosley, as well as the field's many colorful characters, such as longtime announcer Waite Hoyt and the top-hatted vendor known as Peanut Jim. In April 2009, the Reds' Hall of Fame and Museum opens this season's key exhibit, Crosley Field Remembered, and Cincinnati's Crosley Field will be sold at the team's gift shop as a souvenir.


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Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey
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Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey
Carla Harris Carlton


In an approachable, conversational style, Barrel Strength Bourbon provides an in-depth examination of the bourbon industry in Kentucky, the creation of an American spirit, its resurrection following Prohibition, its astronomical growth in the past five years, and its potential for the future.

Along the way, readers will meet the colorful family of characters who craft bourbon by hand, visit the picturesque distilleries along rural backroads and urban centers, and learn the secrets of an American original.

The author, Carla Harris Carlton, gives readers an up-close look at how bourbon is made, how the industry was built, and how the close-knit families of bourbon crafters continue to grow a multibillion-dollar global industry while staying true to their Kentucky roots.

Readers will learn how to nose, taste, and appreciate a spirit that, while created from time-tested recipes, is evolving so quickly that new varieties and brands appear weekly on liquor store shelves.

The author, a leading bourbon journalist who routinely helps select barrels for special edition bottlings and tastes new products before most bartenders do, takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of distilleries and rickhouses, shares anecdotes from her chats with bourbon legends, and provides insight on what to expect next from one of the fastest growing spirits on Earth.

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Driving Eureka!
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Driving Eureka!
Doug Hall


***Available for Pre-Order Today. Place your order today and we'll ship the book as soon as it's available.***

Transform the art of innovation into a reliable system!

System Driven Innovation enables you and everyone on your team to use innovation to work smarter, faster, and more creatively. It transforms innovation from a random act to a reliable science. This new mindset ignites confidence in the future. It enables the creation of bigger and bolder ideas—and turns them into reality faster, smarter, and more successfully. With this new mindset, innovation by everyone, everywhere, every day becomes the norm. The rapidly changing world becomes a tremendous opportunity to achieve greatness.

Innovation Engineering defines innovation in two words: Meaningfully Unique. When a product, service, or job candidate is Meaningfully Unique customers are willing to pay more money for it. This links to the two simple truths in today’s marketplace:

If you’re Meaningfully Unique life is great!
If you’re NOT Meaningfully Unique you’d better be cheap.

Innovation Engineering is a new field of academic study and leadership science. It teaches how to apply the science of system thinking to strategy, innovation, and cooperation. Research finds that it helps to increase innovation speed (up to 6x) and decrease risk (by 30 to 80%). Innovation Engineering accelerates the creation and development of more profitable products and services. However, the bigger benefit may well lie in its ability to transform organizational cultures by enabling everyone to work smarter every day.

What makes Innovation Engineering unique is that it’s grounded in data, backed by academic theory, and validated in real-world practice. Collectively, it’s the number one documented innovation system on earth. Over 35,000 people have been educated in Innovation Engineering classes, and more than $15 billion in innovations are in active development.

In his book Innovation Engineering, best-selling business author Doug Hall presents the System Driven Innovation scientific method for enabling innovation by everyone, everywhere, every day. It’s the essential resource you need to enable yourself—and your team—to innovate, succeed, and do amazing things that matter, on a daily basis.

 

***Available for Pre-Order Today. Place your order today and we'll ship the book as soon as it's available.***



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The B2B Executive Playbook
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The B2B Executive Playbook
Sean Geehan


The Ultimate Weapon for Achieving Sustainable, Predictable & Profitable Growth

In the B2B world, the company's fate lies in the hands of a few individuals. What ultimately determines if the company thrives, or even survives, is how these key relationships are targeted, structured, and managed.

This is the first book exclusively focused on successfully running business-to-business companies and written specifically for CEOs and their senior management team, including CFO, CMO, CSO, CIO, Product Development, and presidents of business units. The B2B world is very different from B2C. Yet all too often, well-meaning executives apply B2C strategies to their B2B organizations, which leads to disappointing, even disastrous results. The B2B landscape is littered with failed initiatives. More than 30% of all product development, marketing, and other discretionary dollars are wasted.

There are endless activities your company can engage in, all aimed at improving your business. But it’s imperative that you don’t get activities confused with results. Also, if the budget and plans aren’t structured for B2B specifically, they won’t move the meter.



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The Wire-to-Wire Reds
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The Wire-to-Wire Reds
John Erardi and Joel Luckhaupt


They were a one-year wonder, but what a year. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds stunned the baseball world by winning the National League pennant and then sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A’s in the World Series. The Reds held first place from game one through the final game—becoming one of only three wire-to-wire champions in major league history.

Perhaps even more surprisingly, the story of this colorful team has never been told before in a book. In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of this historic achievement, The Wire-to-Wire Reds brings back the memories with original interviews, more than one hundred photos, and riveting storytelling by award-winning Cincinnati Enquirer columnist John Erardi and blog-master Joel Luckhaupt. With a foreword by Hall of Fame Reds announcer Marty Brennaman,

The Wire-to-Wire Reds is the ultimate keepsake for fans throughout Reds Country.

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Cuba: Lost and Found
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Cuba: Lost and Found
Edward J. Neyra


    In 1962, eleven–year–old Edward J. Neyra left his homeland of Cuba as part of a secret operation that relocated 14,000 children to the United States before the Cuban Missile Crisis. In Cuba: Lost and Found, he tells the dramatic story of his life before the Revolution, from his carefree early years in the city of Cárdenas and Varadero Beach through his struggles to find a place in his new country, to his hard–won achievement of the American Dream. This engaging Horatio Alger story chronicles a life well lived.

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Paul Brown: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Football's Most Innovative Coach (Hardcover)
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Paul Brown: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Football's Most Innovative Coach (Hardcover)
Andrew O'Toole


    Paul Brown is a football legend, yet few fans know the story of this very private man. This book follows Brown’s life and career, from his childhood and college years through his domination as a coach on every major level — high school, collegiate, and pro — to his painful exile from a sport he essentially helped create. In relating the story of Paul Brown and his gridiron innovations, Andrew O’Toole tells the story of modern day football.

    Paul Brown ranks as one of the greatest of football coaches in history Considered the "father of the modern offense," Brown dominated as a gridiron general on every major level — high school (Massillon HS - from "Go, Tigers"), college (Ohio State), and professional (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals).

    Brown gained his reputation as an innovator during his time in Cleveland. He was the first to use intelligence tests to judge players, establish a film library, instruct players in a classroom setting, attempt to use a radio transmitter to communicate with players on the field, and install face masks on helmets.

    He was also a person known for his stubborn approach to criticism. Brown was honored in 1967 by his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In addition to that accolade, two stadiums bear his name: Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon, and Paul Brown Stadium, current home of the Bengals. Indirectly, a third stadium bears his name: Cleveland Browns Stadium. Learn more about Paul Brown in this book. Grab a copy today, settle in your favorite easy chair and get the facts about one of football's greatest coaches.

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