Best Alan Fox books

People Tools for Business: 50 Strategies for Building Success, Creating Wealth, and Finding Happiness

Alan C. Fox

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Great Advice About Business and Life from New York Times Best-selling Author Alan C. Fox, One of America’s Top Entrepreneurs! In this engaging and practical book, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mentor, Alan C. Fox shares 50 tools that anyone can use to build success, create wealth, and find happiness. PEOPLE TOOLS FOR BUSINESS is Fox’s highly-anticipated sequel to his popular New York Times best seller, PEOPLE TOOLS. Based on the countless lessons that he has learned during a distinguished and profitable career, Fox presents his time-proven techniques for achieving success that is meaningful, enjoyable, and long lasting. Whether you are just entering the workforce or have been running a business for years, this book will help you build the life and career of your dreams.

Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

James Alan Fox

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Extreme Killing offers you a comprehensive overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Filled with classic and contemporary case studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition reflects a growing concern for specific types of multiple homicides―indiscriminate public massacres, terrorist attacks, hate crimes, and school shootings―as well as largely debated issues such as gun control and mental illness. 

Renowned experts and authors in the field, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin, and Emma Fridel bring their years of research and experience to create distinctions between serial and mass murders, address characteristics of both killers and their victims, and recognize the special concerns around multiple murder victims and their survivors. You will examine the latest theories of criminal behavior and apply them to mass and serial murderers from around the world, such as the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas,  the Grim Sleeper in Los Angeles, the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, the shooting of nine African Americans by a white supremacist in a Charleston church, and more.

 

Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

James Alan Fox

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Filled with contemporary and classic case studies, this fascinating overview of both serial and mass murder illustrates the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty. Throughout the book, renowned experts James Alan Fox and Jack Levin examine the theories of criminal behavior and apply them to a multitude of mass and serial murderers from around the world, such as Adam Lanza (Newtown, CT), James Holmes (Aurora, CO cinema), Anders Breivik (Oslo, Norway), Charles Manson ("Helter Skelter"), and Dennis Rader (BTK). This fully updated Third Edition of Extreme Killing helps readers understand the commonalities and variations among multiple murders, addresses the characteristics of both killers and their victims, and, in the concluding chapter, discusses the special concerns of multiple murder victims and their survivors.

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

Lee Alan Dugatkin

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Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs—they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken—imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. This is the extraordinary, untold story of this remarkable undertaking.

Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a span of about 15,000 years, but within a decade, Belyaev and Trut’s fox breeding experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes with floppy ears, piebald spots, and curly tails. Along with these physical changes came genetic and behavioral changes, as well. The foxes were bred using selection criteria for tameness, and with each generation, they became increasingly interested in human companionship. Trut has been there the whole time, and has been the lead scientist on this work since Belyaev’s death in 1985, and with Lee Dugatkin, biologist and science writer, she tells the story of the adventure, science, politics, and love behind it all.  In How to Tame a Fox, Dugatkin and Trut take us inside this path-breaking experiment in the midst of the brutal winters of Siberia to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today.

To date, fifty-six generations of foxes have been domesticated, and we continue to learn significant lessons from them about the genetic and behavioral evolution of domesticated animals. How to Tame a Fox offers an incredible tale of scientists at work, while also celebrating the deep attachments that have brought humans and animals together throughout time.

The Fox: Based on the Short Novel, The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

Alan Miller

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Full Length, Drama / 1m, 2f / Interior Based on the short novel by D.H. Lawrence, two English women in their 30's are struggling to run an isolated farm, but the hens have stopped laying and the hen house is being raided by a fox. Enter a young soldier who is such an engaging and capable fellow that he is invited to stay on as a hired hand. Who is this mysterious man who eventually dominates life on the farm? "This is the rare adaptation that honors its source while having the guts to depart from it." -L.A. Times.

Benji and the 24 Pound Banana Squash

Alan Fox

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A story for anyone who has ever had a dream of doing something really, really big. In this delightful tale, Benji wants to grow the biggest banana squash ever. In spring, when the soil is soft, he plants the seeds he has saved from the previous summer. He waters and waits, anxiously watching over the plant as the tiny squash begins to grow. Each day he lovingly measures its progress. On harvest day, the squash has grown so gigantic from all his love and attention that Benji can barely carry it. When the squash is cooked up with butter and brown sugar, everyone in the family enjoys a mouth-watering, homegrown treat. This charming garden-to-table story not only teaches children where food comes from, but also that patience and nurturing pay off with delicious rewards. With beautiful, often humorous, illustrations, everyone will want to read this charming book over and over again.

People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity

Alan C. Fox

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! In this captivating and practical book, Alan C. Fox shares 54 tools you can use to create more joy, embrace prosperity, and deepen your relationships with family, friends, and people at work. Alan guides you through each tool with amusing anecdotes and insightful observations. His stories will reel you in and his advice will change your life. Best of all, his tools are easy to use and yield immediate results.

Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations

John Avlon

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“A vivid portrait…A thoughtful consideration of Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

George Washington’s Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a “parting friend” to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars.

Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted than the Declaration of Independence, the Farewell Address is now almost forgotten. Its message remains starkly relevant. In Washington’s Farewell, John Avlon offers a stunning portrait of our first president and his battle to save America from self-destruction.

At the end of his second term, Washington surprised Americans by publishing his Farewell message in a newspaper. The President called for unity among “citizens by birth or choice,” advocated moderation, defended religious pluralism, proposed a foreign policy of independence (not isolation), and proposed that education is essential to democracy. He established the precedent for the peaceful transfer of power.

Washington’s urgent message was adopted by Jefferson after years of opposition and quoted by Lincoln in defense of the Union. Woodrow Wilson invoked it for nation-building; Eisenhower for Cold War; Reagan for religion. Now the Farewell Address may inspire a new generation to re-center our politics and reunite our nation through the lessons rooted in Washington’s experience.

As John Avlon describes the perilous state of the new nation that Washington was preparing to leave as its leader, with enduring wisdom, he reveals him to be the indispensable Founding Father.

Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection Vol. 1

Gerry Conway

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Sink your teeth into a vampiric volume that chronicles some of the greatest supernatural comics ever printed! The all-time classic Tomb of Dracula ushered in Marvel's glorious age of horror, while the black-and-white magazine Dracula Lives! delivered stories with real bite - and both featured legendary creators, including Gene Colan in his prime illustrating the Lord of Vampires! The tomb has opened, and Dracula lives again! But his descendant, Frank Drake, joins vampire hunters including Rachel Van Helsing and Quincy Harker in a bid to return him to his grave! Will they drive a stake through Dracula's heart - or will that honor fall to Blade? Plus tales of terror from across Dracula's 500-year existence, featuring Hell-Crawlers, the Monster of the Moors, wizards, gargoyles, voodoo queens and more!

COLLECTING: TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) 1-15, DRACULA LIVES! 1-4

Elementary Statistics in Social Research: Essentials (3rd Edition)

Jack A. Levin

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This text provides a streamlined and accessible introduction to statistics for students in sociology, criminal justice, political science, social work, and other social sciences.

This text offers an essential and accessible overview to the introduction to social statistics.  Clearly written with detailed step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures, this text provides clear and logical explanations for the rationale and use of statistical methods of social research.  Numerous end-of-chapter questions in every chapter reinforce key concepts to students.