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THE LITTLE RED BOOK

1.
Alexander C. Cook
Mao’s Little Red Book: A Global History

Mao Zedong’s Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao) – a compilation of the Chinese leader’s speeches and writings – is one of the most visible and ubiquitous symbols of twentieth-century radicalism. Published for the first time in 1964, it rapidly became the must-have accessory for Red Guards and revolutionaries from Berkeley to Bamako. Yet, despite its worldwide circulation and enduring presence there has, until now, been no serious scholarly effort to understand this seminal text as a global historical phenomenon. Mao’s Little Red Book brings together a range of innovative scholars from around the world to explore the fascinating variety of uses and forms that Mao’s Quotations has taken, from rhetoric, art and song, to talisman, badge, and weapon. The authors of this pioneering volume use Mao’s Quotations as a medium through which to re-examine the history of the twentieth-century world, challenging established ideas about the book to reveal its remarkable global impact.

2.
Sheila Melvin
The Little Red Book of China Business

The Secret to Business Success in China

As the Chinese market continues to open up in the West, the opportunities for you and your business are endless. But so are the opportunities for making the wrong move, saying the wrong thing and unknowingly jeopardizing your success in this market. In order to succeed in China, you need to understand China and her people.

The Little Red Book of China Business provides a unique approach to understanding the Chinese business culture by unlocking an essential key: The current generation of Chinese businesspeople grew up with the lessons and teaching of Mao’s Little Red Book, and these lessons guide their action in business and culture. If you don’t understand Mao and the Little Red Book, you don’t understand China business.

Sheila Melvin walks you through the key lessons of the Little Red Book, unlocking incredible business and strategy secrets along the way. Discover such strategies as:

Value History
Make Foreign Things Serve China
Master What You Do Not Know
…And much more.

The Little Red Book of China Business will show any businessperson or organization how to bridge the gap to a successful working relationship.

3.
Kelsie Besaw
The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom

In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, the word yoga means “spiritual discipline.” Modern yoga is thought of mainly in the context of its postures, but the actual meaning of yoga goes much deeper than that. Though its exact history is unknown, the first recorded instance appears in ancient Shamanism, a religion that involved healing its community members, among other functions.

Throughout history, yoga has developed and adapted depending on its practicing members. While its original focus was applying and understanding the world, its focus was later changed to the self, with self-enlightenment being the ultimate goal. Later, the poses and meditation became critical elements in practicing yoga, a development introduced by Buddhist teachings.

Yoga has many interpretations, and it has many teachers. From ancient yogis such as Buddha to more modern experts such as B. K. S. Iyengar, there is much wisdom to be gleaned from these pages, and there is much that can be discarded. As many say in the yoga world, if something does not work for you, then it is not true for you. There have been countless yogis and yoga experts throughout history, delving into the deepest meanings of yoga as well as scratching its most shallow surface. As readers will discover from this inspirational collection of yoga wisdom, there is no one way to do yoga, see yoga, or feel yoga.

4.
The Little Red Book of Very Dirty Words

Inside this book: The dirtiest words in the English language!
And we’re not just talking about those infamous seven words you can’t say on TV. We’re talking about more than 1,000 of the blessedly profane insults, obscenities, and vulgarities that make English the richest–and raunchiest–language on earth.
In The Little Red Book of Very Dirty Words, you’ll find the dirtiest of the dirty, along with the most deliciously obscene variations from English-speaking countries around the world. So go ahead, call your ex/boss/landlord a barmy, crop-dusting, kickin’, frackin’, bloody son-of-a-bitch dickwad.
Swear. Loudly. You’ll be friggin’ glad you did. Because with this nastiest of nasty wordbooks, you’ll find talking dirty has never been more fun–or more filthy!

5.
Scott Douglas, Amby Burfoot
The Little Red Book of Running

For every runner that never had a mentor or a coach, The Little Red Book of Running is the next best thing.
Scott Douglas offers the advice he’s gleaned from three decades of running, from twenty years as a running writer, and from the deep connections he’s made with top runners and coaches around the country and around the world. The 250 tips offered here are the next best thing to having a personal coach or an experienced running partner. Douglas includes tips for increasing your daily, weekly, and yearly mileage; advice on increasing your speed and racing faster; useful knowledge on how to stay injury-free and be a healthy runner; and much more.

The range of tips means there’s something for any runner—someone looking to start running to get in shape, a competitive high school or college runner, an athlete looking to move into running, or an experienced runner looking to improve his or her time in an up- coming marathon. You have the questions: What running apparel is best? What kind of gear do you need to run in the rain or snow? How do you find time in a busy schedule to run? How can you set and achieve meaningful goals? Douglas has the answers.


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