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General Interest
The Amazing Queen: Winning With Your Queens
Clement Wong

Bears I'd Like to Meet: A Bear's Eye View of 101 Notable Figures in History
Barbara Boehm

Big Deal: A Memoir From the Wonderful World of Bridge
Augie Boehm

Bridge Smarts: A Path to Bridge Success
Augie Boehm

Demon Defense and Demon Doubling: Defend With Skill and Double for Keeps
Augie Boehm

Expert Hand Evaluation
Augie Boehm

More Breaking the Rules: Second Hand Play
Barry Rigal and Josh Donn

Outsmart the Bridge Experts
Danny Roth

Three Notrump in Depth
Augie Boehm

Wielding the Axe: The Vanishing Art of the Penalty Double
Augie Boehm

Matchpoints Versus IMPs: Different Games, Different Strategies
Augie Boehm

Private Sessions: A Bridge Education
August W. Boehm


Business
Globalization and Human Resource Management: Adapting Successful UN Practices for the Private and Public Sectors
Fatima Fernandez

Managing Change in the Workplace: A 12-Step Program for Success
Ralph L. Kliem and Irwin S. Ludin

Marketing to the European Laboratory: A Guide to Doing Business in Europe
Robert L. Stevenson and Peter J. Jenks

Work Transformation: Planning and Implementing the New Workplace
Ken Robertson


ISBN: 978-0-9828874-9-3

The Amazing Queen:
Winning With Your Queens

Clement Wong

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156 pp. (paper)

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A collection of entertaining deals in which queens play a critical role in the bidding, play or defense....The defensive examples are especially striking.
Paul Linxwiler, ACBL Bridge Bulletin

One of the most original and most interesting publications of recent years.
Jan van Cleeff, IMP Bridge Magazine

Description

The first bridge book on winning by skillful bidding and play surrounding the queens, from queen camouflage to queen sacrifice (both real and sham) to queen defence, inspired by the author'1993 Bols Tip of Queening your Defence. Covers bidding, declarer play, opening leads and responses, exit cards, entries, and defense with strong trumps. Clear, to-the-point analyses of nearly 100 hands, many played by international experts.

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ISBN: 978-0-9728061-7-6

BEARS I'D LIKE TO MEET!
A Bear's-Eye View of 101 Notable Figures in History

Barbara Boehm

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48 pp. (hard cover)
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More than 100 notable characters, spanning a variety of eras, occupations, and backgrounds, are presented in glossy photographs with informative and entertaining captions. History made fun for young readers and their adult companions.

 

Adam and Eve | Marie Antoinette | Karel Appel | Johnny Appleseed | Charles Atlas | Richard Avedon | Christian Barnard | Ludwig van Beethoven | Busby Berkeley | Theobald Boehm | Daniel Boone | Lizzie Borden | Louis Braille | Luther Burbank | Richard Cadbury | Fidel Castro | Charlie Chaplin | Edward Cope | Marie Curie | Charles Darwin | Dorothy Day | Jack Dempsey | Babe Didrickson | Dione quintuplets | Amelia Earheart | Leif Erikson | Jean-Henri Fabre | Max Factor | Jim Fixx | John Flamsteed | Margot Fonteyn | St. Francis of Assisi| Elbridge Gerry | Euell Gibbons | Red Grange | Hetty Green | Johannes Gutenberg | Henry Heimlich | Jimi Hendrix | Sonja Henie | Billie Holiday | Willie Hoppe | Harry Houdini | Joan of Arc | John Paul II| Casey Jones | W. K. Kellog | Emmet Kelly | John Maynard Keynes | William Kidd | Alfred Kinsey | Sophie Kurys | Edwin Land | Bruce Lee | William Levitt | Shari Lewis | Thomas Lipton | Konrad Lorenz | Juliette Gordon Low | Manolete | Bat Masterson | Mary Milton | Carmen Miranda | Carrie Nation | Nero | Florence Nightingale | Alfred Nobel | Tenzing Norgay | Annie Oakley | Ivan Pavlov | Pele | Emily Post | Margaret Reed | Jackie Robinson | Auguste Rodin | Wilhelm Roentgen | Teddy Roosevelt | Giacamo Rossini | Wilma Rudolph | Earl of Sandwich | Satchidanada | Wilbur Scoville | William Shakespeare | Mary Shelley | Smokey Bear | Boris Spassky | Percy Spencer | Benjamin Spock | Margaret Steiff | George Stephen | Antonio Stradivario | Robert Stroud | Shirley Temple | Harold Vanderbilt | Karl Wallenda | Andy Warhol | Laura Ingalls Wilder | Esther Williams | Evelyn Wood | Fay Wray | Wright brothers

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ISBN: 978-0-9753419-7-1

Big Deal:
A Memoir From the Wonderful World of Bridge

Augie Boehm

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215 pp.
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Description

In this charming memoir, Augie Boehm shares tales and insights from his unique perspectives as an expert bridge player and world-class musician.

The book chronicles Augie's life journeys and reveals the higs and lows of a life in and around the game of bridge, from the highest-level tournaments to the most dubious bridge club in Times Square; from the carriage trade to luxurious cruise ships to Sing-Sing Penitentiary. You will find glimpses of Stephen Sondheim, Omar Sharif, the Rockefellers, bridge legends, and the colorful characters who populate the wonderful world of bridge--be prepared to laugh.

For newcomers to bridge, the book provides an interesting background of the world's greatest card game. For experienced players and tournament veterans, there are many nostalgic reminiscences--al in the lievley, conversational style that has made Augie one of the most successful players, writers, and teachers in bridge.

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ISBN: 978-0-9828874-4-8

Bridge Smarts:
A Path to Bridge Success

Augie Boehm

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140 pp.
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Bridge success is the result of many factors talent, knowledge, experience, and, to a surprising extent, luck. But there are other, perhaps less obvious, factors that are well within your control, such as maintaining stamina, an even temperament, and concentration. What to focus on? Start with evaluating what your hand is worth as an auction develops. No supercomputer brain needed; just an ability to add and subtract from 13 plus memory, deduction, and analysis. This book will help you become a better bridge thinker by exploring the nuances of hand evaluation. Good evaluation produces better judgment. The book's numerous problems and quizzes provide you with the opportunity to test that judgment and show off your bridge smarts.

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ISBN: 0-9728061-4-8

Demon Defense and Demon Doubling:
Defend With Skill and Double for Keeps
Fourth Printing

Augie Boehm

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172 pp.
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Many important corners are explored that are not available elsewhere in the literature.
--Allan Truscott, The New York Times

Boehm does include all of the key elements [of defense] .... Penalty doubles are covered comprehensively.
--Phillip Alder, syndicated columnist

Description

This book teaches the principles of good defense. When you feel reasonably confident about your ability to defend, you will feel more secure in doubling the opponents. Successful penalty doubles are a sure way to improve your performance. Using the Socratic method, the book links defense to penalty doubles in a sequential progression. This book will have strong appeal to tournament players of intermediate ability.

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ISBN: 978-0-9828874-6-2

Expert Hand Evaluation

Augie Boehm

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142 pp.
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Description

If bidding were as simple as counting high-card points, most of us would have lost interest in bridge a long time ago. Appreciating the life-long challenge of a game immune to mastery, experts are always trying to hone their bidding judgment.

This book's aim is to help you develop good bidding judgment by refining and improving your hand evaluation, which is the bedrock of good bidding. Learning the requirements for everyday sequences suffices to solve a great many situations -- but often not when a borderline hand falls into the gray zone. Then, it is important to understand what your hand is worth. And that's the main point of Part I of this book. Part II explores using judgment for potentially problematic bidding sequences not neatly resolved by your bidding toolbox. Applying the hand-evaluation judgment learned in Part I will help you think outside the box.

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ISBN: 978-0-9828874-3-1

More Breaking the Rules:
Second Hand Play

Barry Rigal and Josh Donn

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226 pp.
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Description

To master bridge, we need to learn the rules and algorithms that govern the game, but we must also take them with a pinch of salt. The "rules," or best practices, are there because they work. But not always. The more deals you play, the more you realize that context determines whether or not you should follow the general principles that operate successfully more often than not.

And that is what this book is about. We go beyond the basic rules that, in a vacuum, provide helpful advice. After all, one cannot play bridge in a vacuum. Sometimes you need to break the rules. This volume, for advanced intermediate players, deals exclusively with second hand play, both by declarer and the defenders.

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ISBN: 978-0-9828874-5-5

Outsmart the Bridge Experts

Danny Roth

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168 pp.
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Description

This is the fourth in the series of bridge problems highlighting hands which have been reported in books, magazines and newspapers in which the 'expert' has either misanalysed the problem or totally missed the point of the hand.

The book presents more than 60 problems in declarer play or defense, bringing the reader to the critical moment of decision--but also sometimes well short of it or past it, a more realistic simulation of the heat of the battle at the table. The reader 'pits wits' against the expert who faced the same decision and whose (mis)play is then analysed. Bridge is learnt by mistakes and this book is excellent material for eliminating them by showing readers how to tackle problems and what analysis is required.

The book is best enjoyed by those who play club and tournament bridge as well as ambitious social players who are keen to improve their game.

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ISBN: 0-9728061-6-4

Three Notrump in Depth

Augie Boehm

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176 pp.
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Description

Part I of this book will equip you with a variety of useful, easy-to-master bidding tools to help you and partner discover when to grab the 3NT brass ring, and, just as important, when to avoid it. Reaching good 3NT contracts doesn't confer an automatic bonus-there is that niggling rule about needing to make what you bid. So, Part II is dedicated to the play of 3NT. Since you are apt to defend 3NT twice as often as you declare (50% versus 25%), defensive counters are given full weight.

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ISBN: 978-0-9728061-9-0

Wielding the Axe:
The Vanishing Art of the Penalty Double

Augie Boehm

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162 pp.
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Nothing exemplifies the keen competitive spirit of tournament bridge better than the penalty double. Anytime a final contract is doubled, the stakes are raised--not just the score but the implied mano a mano challenge. When you acquire a feel for opportunistic penalty doubles, you have added a potent weapon to your arsenal. Your courage to double freely and wisely will make you a respected and feared opponent. And if the opponents occasionally make a doubled contract against you, be consoled by what a mentor taught me: if they never make a doubled contract, you aren't doubling often enough. This book, like my books on demon doubling and 3NT, is intended for the intermediate and advanced intermediate club and tournament player.

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ISBN: 978-0-9664286-4-3

Matchpoints Versus IMPs:
Different Games, Different Strategies

Augie Boehm

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140 pp.
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Matchpoint and IMP events are based on very different scoring systems. Matchpoint scoring rewards the frequency of gain; how often do you find the winning action? IMP scoring rewards the amount of gain, the same basis for rubber bridge. Each form of competition is distinctive, and a successful, well-rounded player must master a broad range of strategies. This book looks at the tantalizing question of which form of scoring is the more skillful, examines the role of luck, and shows how to pick a personal style. This book, like my books on demon doubling and 3NT, is intended for the intermediate and advanced intermediate club and tournament player.

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ISBN: 0-9637533-9-8

Private Sessions:
A Bridge Education

August W. Boehm

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230 pp.
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 "Boehm's book has the sort of stuff that no one ever explains. It is bound to make you a better bridge player."
--Zia Mahmood

"Augie Boehm's Private Sessions is loaded with fresh, valuable material. A dialogue between student and teacher is a great way to learn, and Boehm is a witty professor."
--Larry Cohen

Description

The best way to enjoy bridge, and win more often, is to learn how to think. This is the essence of Augie Boehm's Private Sessions, now available through HNB Publishing. In its pages, Augie reveals:

How to improve your bridge memory
The benefits of visualization
The fine points of hand evaluation
Passing--how it is the secret weapon
What a singleton honor is really worth
The importance of the fourth trump
The value of timing during the bidding and play, and at the table
Secrets of successful declarer play

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Globalization and Human Resource Management:
Adapting Successful UN Practices to the Private and Public Sectors

by Fatima Fernandez

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300 pp. (paper)
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ISBN: 0-9664286-8-4

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ISBN: 0-9664286-8-4

 "I am very impressed by the book's breadth and its depth. HR practitioners in the private sector as well as in government and other nonprofit organizations will benefit a great deal from the work."

--Norbert Wetzel, Former IBM Regional HR Director for Central and Eastern Europe, the Near and the Middle East, and Africa

Description

While multinational corporations have struggled with international HR problems over decades, the United Nations organizations have developed a well-functioning career development system in a multicultural environment that is one of the most remarkable success stories of the United Nations. Globalization and Human Resource Management is the first book to compare the HRM strategies and practices of the UN system to those of the private sector and show how to modify them to suit the objectives of MNCs. The implications are straightforward and will have immediate practical impact.

As the US dollar has significantly depreciated, US companies are, now more than ever, seeking business opportunities overseas. At the same time, they have to master ostracizing cultural challenges. Globalization and Human Resource Management is must reading for decision makers in international business, including HR managers, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, business development managers, sales & marketing managers, public relations managers, and other corporate strategists.

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Managing Change in the Workplace:
A 12-Step Program for Success

Ralph L. Kliem and Irwin S. Ludin

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140 pp. (paper)

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ISBN: 0-9664286-1-7

"Covers a complex subject in an interesting, lively, entertaining manner and this kept me glued to the book. . . . The book is realistic in terms of the struggles that any leader and business face. It humanizes the various characters. It has covered powerful learning points in a precise manner."
International Journal of Manpower

"The treatment of the subject shows exceptional maturity and deep knowledge of the authors."
Project Management

 

Praise for other books by Ralph L. Kliem and Irwin S. Ludin

"Entertaining in its approach and easily conveys methods and concepts of Project Management."
The Noah Project: The Secrets of Practical Project Management
Business Age

 

"Compulsive reading, cleverly interweaving the arts of presentation into a gripping novel. . . . An excellent read . . . opened a new vista on the subject."
Stand and Deliver: The Fine Art of Presentation
Management Training

Description

Santa Claus is in trouble. His workshop at the North Pole has been cruising along for centuries, but Santa now finds his customer base--the world's children--dissatisfied. He realizes that changes are necessary but discovers that implementing them is another matter altogether. Through trial and error, Santa learns that change is not about modeling, restructuring, pay increases, or bellowing orders. It is about people believing in change and wanting it to happen.

Lively and entertaining, Managing Change in the Workplace takes the reader along the often bumpy path of introducing an organization to change. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of change and concludes with a handy checklist to guide the reader around the obstacles to change. Based on solid management principles, Managing Change in the Workplace will have strong appeal for management consultants, project managers, corporate trainers, and CEOs and other executives implementing organization-wide initiatives.

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Marketing to the European Laboratory:
A Guide to Doing Business in Europe

Robert L. Stevenson and Peter J. Jenks

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314 pp.
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ISBN: 0-9664286-3-3

 "I would highly recommend it for any person who is responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing practices for this important part of the world. The authors, Stevenson and Jenks, are to be commended for packing so
much valuable information into such a solid little book -- it's a guerilla marketer's dream.
--Managing the Modern Laboratory, 5(4)

"This very readable book contains a mass of useful information"
--Chemistry in Britain

"This book is for readers who desire to sell to scientific, chemical, and diagnostic consumers in Western Europe. However, the philosophy and background information can be applied in different countries and for different market segments."
--Clinical Leadership & Management Review

Description

A comprehensive guide for American chemical, pharmaceutical, instrument, and laboratory supply companies marketing to or manufacturing in the European Union or considering expanding operations overseas. Covers the current market, selling arrangements, packaging and quality issues, regulatory and export law, environmental and currency concerns, and other business practices of the new Europe. A detailed analysis of distribution contracts provides insight into avoiding conflict and maximizing the potential of establishing business abroad. Includes a special section on marketing to Asia. Essential reading for business development and export managers as well as any executive involved in planning or executing the globalization of the business.

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Work Transformation:
Planning and Implementing the New Workplace

Third Printing

by Ken Robertson with a Foreword by Gil Gordon

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306 pp.
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ISBN: 0-9664286-0-9

"Ken Robertson's excellent book belongs on every facility manager's shelf. In fact, it belongs also on the shelf of every executive responsible for human resources, information systems, and telecommunications."
Canadian Facility Management & Design

 

"The tips and insights provided in the areas of human resources, technology, and design create a useful roadmap for anyone responsible for implementing an alternative officing program."
Franklin Becker, Professor of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University; Author of Workplace by Design

 

"Captures the very essence of work transformation . . . presenting solid foundations, realistic analyses, and user-friendly evaluation tools."
David Fleming, California telework program champion

 

"Focussed upon the strategic issues involved in business change. An interesting read for anyone involved in the changing workplace."
Facilities

 

"Thoughtful and thought provoking"
Telecommuting Review

 

"Substantive and detailed"
Canadian HR Reporter

 

"Easy to read, well structured, and full of useful content, demonstrating Robertson's thorough grasp of a range of organisational issues"
Flexibility: The Interactive Forum on New Ways of Working"

 

"A welcome addition to the growing body of literature in this field."
International Flexwork Forum

Description

This book explains how an organization can integrate human resources, facilities management, and information technology strategies to deliver improved bottom-line results while fostering a workplace environment that is more satisfying.

Focusing on optimizing the enabling technologies of the new workplace, Work Transformation is an invaluable resource for:

Facilities managers
Information technology managers
Human resources managers
Corporate/commercial real estate professionals
Office designers and architects
Telecommunications and office furniture equipment suppliers

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