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Elephant Company

Elephant Company
The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

by Vicki Croke

  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0812981650
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II"--

Elephant Company

Elephant Company
The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

by Vicki Croke

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-07-15
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0679603999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time

Elephant Company

Elephant Company
The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

by Vicki Croke

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 1400069335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tells the story of James Howard "Billy" Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.

Bandoola

Bandoola
the story of an elephant

by James Howard Williams

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9780435120634
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I Saw the Elephant

I Saw the Elephant
The Civil War Experiences of Bailey George McClelen, Company D, 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment

by Bailey George McClelen,Norman E. Rourke

  • Publisher : White Mane Pub
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9780942597851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bailey George McClelen, Company D, 10th Alabama, wrote of the warfare he knew so well. Following the Battle of Second Manassas, McClelen walked the killing field, remembering the sight, smell, and sickness that had accompanied his army's victory there. With his comrades, McClelen fought the Yankees almost as incidental to the rigors of cold, heat, poor food, and lack of supplies with which he had to contend. From June 1861, until Lee's surrender April 1865, McClelen served in the 10th Alabama, joining in combat at Antietam, Gettysburg, and other major battles. He was wounded twice and captured once.

How Elephant Made Peanut Butter

How Elephant Made Peanut Butter

by Lesli Favor,Benchmark Education Company, LLC

  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1450981232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modoc

Modoc
True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

by Ralph Helfer

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780061748288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?
Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change

by Louis V. Gerstner

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2003-12-16
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780060523800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement, bringing IBM back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America's top companies -- McKinsey, American Express, RJR Nabisco -- Gerstner's insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.

Data Feminism

Data Feminism

by Catherine D'Ignazio,Lauren F. Klein

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0262044005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new way of thinking about data science and data ethics that is informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. Today, data science is a form of power. It has been used to expose injustice, improve health outcomes, and topple governments. But it has also been used to discriminate, police, and surveil. This potential for good, on the one hand, and harm, on the other, makes it essential to ask: Data science by whom? Data science for whom? Data science with whose interests in mind? The narratives around big data and data science are overwhelmingly white, male, and techno-heroic. In Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren Klein present a new way of thinking about data science and data ethics—one that is informed by intersectional feminist thought. Illustrating data feminism in action, D'Ignazio and Klein show how challenges to the male/female binary can help challenge other hierarchical (and empirically wrong) classification systems. They explain how, for example, an understanding of emotion can expand our ideas about effective data visualization, and how the concept of invisible labor can expose the significant human efforts required by our automated systems. And they show why the data never, ever “speak for themselves.” Data Feminism offers strategies for data scientists seeking to learn how feminism can help them work toward justice, and for feminists who want to focus their efforts on the growing field of data science. But Data Feminism is about much more than gender. It is about power, about who has it and who doesn't, and about how those differentials of power can be challenged and changed.

The Elephant in the Boardroom

The Elephant in the Boardroom
The causes of leadership derailment

by A. Furnham

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-04-30
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 0230281222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furnham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organisations. It asks why too often people do not speak out but instead ignore the problems they are causing.

The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

by Robyn Meredith

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2008-06-17
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0393331938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a compelling study of the rise to international economic power of China and India that examines the implications of these emerging Asian giants for America and what America needs to know about the economic and political strategies of the two nations in order to compete in the global marketplace. Reprint.

The Gray Rhino

The Gray Rhino
How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore

by Michele Wucker

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1466887001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The #1 English-language bestseller in China--the book that is shaping China's planning and policy for the future. A "gray rhino" is a highly probable, high impact yet neglected threat: kin to both the elephant in the room and the improbable and unforeseeable black swan. Gray rhinos are not random surprises, but occur after a series of warnings and visible evidence. The bursting of the housing bubble in 2008, the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the new digital technologies that upended the media world, the fall of the Soviet Union...all were evident well in advance. Why do leaders and decision makers keep failing to address obvious dangers before they spiral out of control? Drawing on her extensive background in policy formation and crisis management, as well as in-depth interviews with leaders from around the world, Michele Wucker shows in The Gray Rhino how to recognize and strategically counter looming high impact threats. Filled with persuasive stories, real-world examples, and practical advice, The Gray Rhino is essential reading for managers, investors, planners, policy makers, and anyone who wants to understand how to profit by avoiding getting trampled.

Bag the Elephant!

Bag the Elephant!
How to Win & Keep Big Customers

by Steve Kaplan

  • Publisher : Better Business Selling
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN : 9781885167620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The founder and CEO of The Difference Maker, Inc. shares his insights into sales, presenting techniques and strategies designed to help readers land the "Elephant" client by crafting winning presentations and cultivating contacts.

Elephant Bill and Bandoola's Daring Escape

Elephant Bill and Bandoola's Daring Escape

by Steven Otfinoski

  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release : 2017-08
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1515781569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's 1942--the middle of World War II--and Elephant Bill, his Elephant Company, and a group of refugees are in danger of being captured by the invading Japanese. They must flee their work camp in Burma as soon as possible to keep ahead of the enemy. Bandoola, Elephant Bill's favorite elephant leads the way. On their way to safety in India, they face many dangers on their journey through the jungle and across five mountain ranges. Will Bandoola and Elephant Bill lead them to safety? Or will they be captured by the enemy?

An Elephant in My Kitchen

An Elephant in My Kitchen
What the Herd Taught Me About Love, Courage and Survival

by Françoise Malby-Anthony,Katja Willemsen

  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release : 2019-11-05
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1250220157
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she’d had Frankie wrong all along. Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping read.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture

by Karen M. Barbera

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-05-07
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 0199860726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Climate and Culture presents the breadth of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior through the lenses of organizational climate and culture. The Handbook reveals in great detail how in both research and practice climate and culture reciprocally influence each other. The details reveal the many practices that organizations use to acquire, develop, manage, motivate, lead, and treat employees both at home and in the multinational settings that characterize contemporary organizations. Chapter authors are both expert in their fields of research and also represent current climate and culture practice in five national and international companies (3M, McDonald's, the Mayo Clinic, PepsiCo and Tata). In addition, new approaches to the collection and analysis of climate and culture data are presented as well as new thinking about organizational change from an integrated climate and culture paradigm. No other compendium integrates climate and culture thinking like this Handbook does and no other compendium presents both an up-to-date review of the theory and research on the many facets of climate and culture as well as contemporary practice. The Handbook takes a climate and culture vantage point on micro approaches to human issues at work (recruitment and hiring, training and performance management, motivation and fairness) as well as organizational processes (teams, leadership, careers, communication), and it also explicates the fact that these are lodged within firms that function in larger national and international contexts.

The Lady and the Panda

The Lady and the Panda
The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal

by Vicki Croke

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-03-25
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780307535870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is the astonishing true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan bohemian socialite who, against all but impossible odds, trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture the most mysterious animal of the day: a bear that had for countless centuries lived in secret in the labyrinth of lonely cold mountains. In The Lady and the Panda, Vicki Constantine Croke gives us the remarkable account of Ruth Harkness and her extraordinary journey, and restores Harkness to her rightful place along with Sacajawea, Nellie Bly, and Amelia Earhart as one of the great woman adventurers of all time. Ruth was the toast of 1930s New York, a dress designer newly married to a wealthy adventurer, Bill Harkness. Just weeks after their wedding, however, Bill decamped for China in hopes of becoming the first Westerner to capture a giant panda–an expedition on which many had embarked and failed miserably. Bill was also to fail in his quest, dying horribly alone in China and leaving his widow heartbroken and adrift. And so Ruth made the fateful decision to adopt her husband’s dream as her own and set off on the adventure of a lifetime. It was not easy. Indeed, everything was against Ruth Harkness. In decadent Shanghai, the exclusive fraternity of white male explorers patronized her, scorned her, and joked about her softness, her lack of experience and money. But Ruth ignored them, organizing, outfitting, and leading a bare-bones campaign into the majestic but treacherous hinterlands where China borders Tibet. As her partner she chose Quentin Young, a twenty-two-year-old Chinese explorer as unconventional as she was, who would join her in a romance as torrid as it was taboo. Traveling across some of the toughest terrain in the world–nearly impenetrable bamboo forests, slick and perilous mountain slopes, and boulder-strewn passages–the team raced against a traitorous rival, and was constantly threatened by hordes of bandits and hostile natives. The voyage took months to complete and cost Ruth everything she had. But when, almost miraculously, she returned from her journey with a baby panda named Su Lin in her arms, the story became an international sensation and made the front pages of newspapers around the world. No animal in history had gotten such attention. And Ruth Harkness became a hero. Drawing extensively on American and Chinese sources, including diaries, scores of interviews, and previously unseen intimate letters from Ruth Harkness, Vicki Constantine Croke has fashioned a captivating and richly textured narrative about a woman ahead of her time. Part Myrna Loy, part Jane Goodall, by turns wisecracking and poetic, practical and spiritual, Ruth Harkness is a trailblazing figure. And her story makes for an unforgettable, deeply moving adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

El Paso Dam and Elephant Butte Dam

El Paso Dam and Elephant Butte Dam
Testimony Submitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs on Bill (H. R. 9710) to Provide for the Equitable Distribution of the Waters of the Rio Grande. River Between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico, and for the Purpose of Building an International Dam and Reservoir on Said River at El Paso, Tex

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1901
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science

Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science

by George Frederick Kunz

  • Publisher : Franklin Classics
  • Release : 2018-10-10
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 9780341978077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Tua and the Elephant

Tua and the Elephant

by R.P. Harris

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2012-04-06
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1452116539
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for "peanut"—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.