Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading

9 November

Please visit our Book Bulletin 2019 crowdfunding project at CrowdPatch to buy recommendations for our Winter 2019 catalogue and to volunteer your skills, experience and contacts. All funds raised will support not-for-profit Jolabokaflod CIC’s forthcoming programme of events.

The Power of Positive Thinking
Norman Vincent Peale
(UK: Vermilion Books, @PenguinUKBooks, 1990; USA: Touchstone, @TouchstoneBooks, 2003)

This book is a practical, direct-action application of spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. Norman Vincent Peale, the father of positive thinking and one of the most widely read inspirational writers of all time, shares his famous formula of faith and optimism which millions of people have taken as their own simple and effective philosophy of living. His gentle guidance helps to eliminate defeatist attitudes, to know the power you possess and to make the best of your life.

UK: My Local Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Blackwells | Foyles | HiveWaterstones | WHSmith
USA: NewPages (independents) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Hummingbird (ebooks and audiobooks)
Canada: (independents) | Amazon | Indigo
India: Bookstores in India (independents) | Amazon | Flipkart | Goodreads | InfibeamSapnaOnline
IrelandBookshop Search (independents) | AmazonDubray | Eason | Kennys
Australia: (independents) | Amazon | Angus & Robertson | Booktopia | Dymocks | QBD Books
New Zealand: Find a Bookshop (independents) | Amazon | Dymocks | Paper Plus | Whitcoulls
South Africa: Bookshops (independents) | Amazon | Exclusive Books
Rest of the world: Book Depository | Wordery

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Donald J Trump, President of the United States of America, Businessman and Television Personality | The White House: Donald J Trump

Donald Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.

Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens and received an economics degree from the Wharton School. He took charge of his family’s real estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded it from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan. The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. He co-authored several books. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and he produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015. The show was then hosted for one season by Arnold Schwarzeneggar

Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. He was elected president in a surprise victory over Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, even though he lost the popular vote. He became the oldest person ever to assume the presidency and the first without prior military or government service. His term in office will be remembered in history for the constitutional crisis he presided over between the different branches of the US government, encapsulated by the Mueller Report (the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election) and the follow-on impeachment inquiry regarding Trump’s treatment of Ukraine.