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'Decoding the Dragon's Mindset: Inside China's Destiny and Its Hint to the World'

A 5,000-year civilization rises

Why haven't other nations been able to replicate China's success?
Because culture has played a critical part in the renaissance, according to David W. Wang, an international business consultant based in Washington, D.C. In his groundbreaking book, "Decoding the Dragon's Mindset," Wang argues that China's rich, 5,000 year-old civilization is what has made the difference.


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Portrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked

In the wake of apartheid, Johannesburg has changed – still divided, but now as much by poverty and violence as by race. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-to-day transformation of his embattled city: the homeless people using manholes as cupboards; a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. ...


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'The Survival Bible', 16 Life Lessons for Youth

The road to manhood for most African American boys is a perilous path, paved with potholes with the specter of prison looming for any misstep. For the criminal justice system has a history of doling out far harsher treatment to Black males than Whites. Consequently, half of the 2 million inmates currently behind bars are Black ...


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