New Release Books by William Martin

William Martin is the author of December '41 (2022), Operational Excellence (2021), The Social Semiotics of Tattoos (2018), The Couple's Tao Te Ching (2014) and other 249 books.

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December '41

release date: Jun 07, 2022
December '41
From New York Times bestselling author William Martin comes a WWII thriller as intense as The Day of the Jackal and as gripping as The Eye of the Needle. In December ''41, Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in the first weeks of the Second World War. On the day after Pearl Harbor, shocked Americans gather around their radios to hear Franklin Roosevelt declare war. In Los Angeles, a German agent named Martin Browning is planning to kill FDR on the night he lights the National Christmas Tree. Who will stop him? Relentless FBI Agent Frank Carter? Kevin Cusack, a Hollywood script reader who also spies on the German Bund of Los Angeles, and becomes a suspect himself? Or Vivian Hopewell, the aspiring actress who signs on to play Martin Browning''s wife and cannot help but fall in love with him? The clock is ticking. The tracks are laid. The train of narrow escapes, mistaken identities, and shocking deaths is right on schedule. It''s a thrilling ride that will sweep you from the back lots of Hollywood to the speeding Super Chief to that solemn Christmas Eve, when twenty thousand people gather on the South Lawn of the White House and the lives of Franklin Roosevelt and his surprise guest, Winston Churchill, hang in the balance. “A remarkable story that will keep you reading late into the night.” —Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vortex “Instantly cinematic and endlessly entertaining, December ''41 is an absolute page turner.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Operational Excellence

release date: Jan 27, 2021
Operational Excellence
Operational Excellence, Second Edition – Breakthrough Strategies for Improving Customer Experience and Productivity brings together leading-edge tools, methods, and concepts to provide process improvement experts a reference to improve their organization’s quality, productivity, and customer service operations. Its major topics include alignment of strategy to the design of supporting systems to meet customer expectations, manage capacity, and improve performance. It provides a concise and practical reference for operational excellence. Its fourteen chapters lead a reader through the latest tools, methods, and concepts currently used to capture "voice of" customers, partners, and other stakeholders, new strategies for the application of Lean, Six Sigma, as well as product and service design across diverse industries, including manufacturing to financial services. This book operates from three premises: Organizations can increase competitiveness in an era of globalization through the application of "voice-of" applications, Design Thinking, the integration of the Information Technology Ecosystem’s new tools and methods integrated with proven Lean and Six Sigma applications Operational performance correlates to an organization’s financial, operational, and resultant productivity, as well as with shareholder economic value add (EVA) metrics and can be measured and improved using the methods in this book Value-adding activities and disciplines discussed are global and applicable to every organization A PRACTICAL TOOL FOR REAL-WORLD APPLICATION New topics are introduced in the second edition. These include Design Thinking, the "voice-of" Information Technology Ecosystems, Big Data applications, and Robotic Process Automation. Key topics from the first edition remain. These include Design-for-Six-Sigma (DFSS), Lean and Six Sigma methods, productivity analysis, operational assessments, project management, and other supporting topics. Each chapter contains tools and methods that will help readers identify areas for operational improvements. It contains ~300 figures, tables, and checklists to help increase organizational productivity. Practical examples are integrated through the book.

The Social Semiotics of Tattoos

release date: Dec 13, 2018
The Social Semiotics of Tattoos
Why do people put indelible marks on their bodies in an era characterized by constant cultural change? How do tattoos as semiotic resources convey meaning? What goes on behind the scenes in a tattoo studio? How do people negotiate the informal career of tattoo artist? The Social Semiotics of Tattoos is a study of tattoos and tattooing at a time when the practice is more artistic, culturally relevant, and common than ever before. By discussing shifts within the practices of tattooing over the past several decades, Martin chronicles the cultural turn in which tattooists have become known as tattoo artists, the tattoo gun turns into the tattoo machine, and standardized tattoo designs are replaced by highly expressive and unique forms of communication with a language of its own. Revealing the full range of meaning-making involved in the visual, written and spoken elements of the act, this volume frames tattoos and tattooing as powerful cultural expressions, symbols, and indexes and by doing so sheds the last hints of tattooing as a deviant practice. Based on a year of full-time ethnographic study of a tattoo studio/art gallery as well as in-depth interviews with tattoo artists and enthusiasts, The Social Semiotics of Tattoos will be of interest to academic researchers of semiotics as well as tattoo industry professional and artists.

The Couple's Tao Te Ching

release date: Sep 02, 2014
The Couple's Tao Te Ching
Following the successful debut of the Parent''s Tao Te Ching -- William Martin now reinterprets the Tao for couples. With The Parent''s Tao Te Ching, William Martin beautifully re-interpreted Lao Tzu''s Tao Te Ching -- one of the world''s oldest and most widely read books of wisdom -- expressly for parents. Now, he distills and freshly re-interprets the essence of each of the Tao''s 81 chapters to speak directly and clearly to couples. William Martin''s indelible, spirited, and sage advice, rendered in free verse, captures the ancient spirit of Lao Tzu''s original text, yet speaks directly to modern lovers--and to the full sweep of their experiences and emotions. A deeply felt alternative to advice books that urge readers to manipulate their partners rather than to love them, The Couple''s Tao Te Ching is for everyone who has embarked upon a loving relationship, which, as William Martin says, "can be the most rewarding and enlightening adventure possible."

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

release date: May 13, 2014
Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition
A Proven 10-Step Solution Process to Identify and Solve Supply Chain Problems Using the Latest Lean Methods Fully revised to cover recent dramatic developments in supply chain improvement methodologies, this strategic guide brings together the Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing tools and techniques required to eliminate supply chain issues and increase profitability. This updated edition offers new coverage of enterprise kaizen events, big data analytics, customer loyalty metrics, security, sustainability, and design for excellence. The structured 10-Step Solution Process presented in the book ensures that clear goals are established and tactical objectives are consistently met through the deployment of aligned Lean Six Sigma projects. Written by a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma consultant, this practical resource also provides an inventory model and Excel templates for download at www.mhprofessional.com/LSSSCM2. Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition, covers: Lean Six Sigma applications for service, supply chain, and manufacturing systems Deploying Lean Six Sigma projects using Lean tools and models Demand management impact on Lean Six Sigma projects Lead time impact on Lean Six Sigma projects Root-cause analysis using Six Sigma Tools (with operations research methods) Applications to Lean Six Sigma supply chains and third-party logistics Big data analytics, security, and sustainability applications Voice of the Customer, Kano, and loyalty metrics Supply chain design for excellence methods Lean Six Sigma maturity model

City of Dreams

release date: Mar 29, 2011
City of Dreams
Invited by a Wall Street bigwig to participate in a financial treasure hunt that promises to rescue America''s economy, Peter Fallon begins a race against time to find a box of valuable 18th-century bonds, a search that pits him against such adversaries as renegade treasury agents and the Russian mob. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

The Book of Sports for Boys and Girls

release date: Feb 12, 2015

Bound for Gold

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Bound for Gold
Rare-book dealer Peter Fallon returns in a thrilling historical novel about the California Gold Rush, by New York Times bestselling author William Martin Bound for Gold continues New York Times bestselling author William Martin’s epic of American history with the further adventures of Boston rare-book dealer Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline Carrington. They are headed to California, where their search for a lost journal takes them into the history of Gold Rush. The journal follows young James Spencer, of the Sagamore Mining Company, on a spectacular journey from staid Boston, up the Sacramento River to the Mother Lode. During his search for a “lost river of gold,” Spencer confronts vengeance, greed, and racism in himself and others, and builds one of California’s first mercantile empires. In the present, Peter Fallon’s son asks his father for help appraising the rare books in the Spencer estate and reconstructing Spencer’s seven-part journal, which has been stolen from the California Historical Society. Peter and Evangeline head for modern San Francisco and quickly discover that there’s something much bigger and more dangerous going on, and Peter’s son is in the middle of it. Turns out, that lost river of gold may be more than a myth. Past and present intertwine as two stories of the eternal struggle for power and wealth become one. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lincoln Letter

release date: Aug 21, 2012
The Lincoln Letter
Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington head to Washington, D.C., to compete against dangerous adversaries in a hunt for Abraham Lincoln''s Civil War diary, a record that contains information that could change history and influence key elections.

The Rising of the Moon

release date: Jan 31, 2012
The Rising of the Moon
Boston, 1916. Irish immigrant Tom Tracy has nearly everything he''s ever wanted—a promising political career as an aide to the city''s mayor and the love of a beautiful woman, Rachel Levka. When his lusty cousin, Padraic Starr, arrives from Galway on a mission for the Irish rebellion, Tom''s world unravels. Padraic convinces Tom to return to his homeland to join the cause and avenge his father''s death. Padraic''s convictions also inspire Rachel, a fervent Zionist, who finds herself powerfully drawn to him. All three set sail for Ireland loaded with guns and ammunition. On Easter Sunday 1916, love, loyalty, and history collide in violence that will change their lives forever. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Activist's Tao Te Ching

release date: Apr 15, 2016
The Activist's Tao Te Ching
Change and anger are in the air. “We are the 99%,” “black lives matter,” and “love is love” have become part of the lexicon. Previously unquestioned institutions (police, military, the NSA) are under scrutiny. Heat waves, floods, and earthquakes seem to be increasing. Could there be a silver lining? William Martin turns to the Tao Te Ching and finds that while Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. Martin elucidates these revolutionary messages condemning power seeking and greed. He emphasizes that humans have a “Te” that can help them heal the planet; shows how Taoism’s “simplicity” can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force; and reassures us that “When injustice is the rule, justice lies in wait.” Provocative and stirring, Martin’s Tao flows within and through those who ride the waves of anger and frustration, “and gently guides [them] to true freedom.”

A Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington Collection

release date: Aug 14, 2018
A Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington Collection
In the thrilling Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington mystery series from New York Times bestselling author and “master storyteller” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) William Martin, a rare-book expert and his girlfriend are treasure hunters who track down documents and valuables seemingly gone for good. Their adventures place them on the trail of a lost draft of the Constitution in 1770s Philadelphia, a valuable box of missing bonds in 1780s New York City, and into a race across Washington D.C. for an incredibly important historical document: Abraham Lincoln’s diary. The Peter Fallon and Evangeline Carrington Collection discounted ebundle includes: The Lost Constitution, City of Dreams, and The Lincoln Letter "William Martin''s books are an addiction. A fine mix of historical fiction and modern quest novel, with plenty of action and bad guys, they are pure fun, story-telling at its finest." --New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Unexpected Consequences: Why The Things We Trust Fail

release date: Sep 12, 2011
Unexpected Consequences: Why The Things We Trust Fail
In this book, interrelationships between more than 40 recent catastrophic events are explored, discussing failures of structures and machines, information technology, regulatory agencies, security designs, and more. • Over 40 case studies • Easy to grasp figures, tables, and templates to help the readers understand the concepts • A glossary of relevant terms • A bibliography

The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers

release date: Jan 01, 2012
The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers
Examines in text and vivid photographs a thirty-year span of Detroit Tigers baseball, from 1920 to 1950.

The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Caregiver's Tao Te Ching
Those who care for the ailing, whether helping someone recover, grapple with a long-term disability, or face a terminal illness, often feel alone, overwhelmed, exhausted. William and Nancy Martin have worked as counselors, hospice trainers, and Zen guides — and as caregivers themselves. With empathy and insight, they offer readers solace drawn from the eternal wisdom of the Tao Te Ching. Like the original Chinese text, this book contains eighty-one chapters. Each chapter includes a poem for caregivers, evocative of the verses of the Tao Te Ching, followed by a reflection that presents practical guidance for navigating the emotional and physical hardships of caregiving. The resulting resource gently awakens readers to the grace, growth, and even joy possible at each step along their path.

The Tao of Forgiveness

release date: May 13, 2010
The Tao of Forgiveness
Bestselling Taoist author William Martin brings the power of the Tao to the essential practice of forgiveness, creating a unique path from guilt, blame, and shame to peace of mind and freedom. How do we forgive when forgiveness seems impossible? William Martin, author of the bestselling The Parent''s Tao Te Ching, provides practical and time honored answers. He weaves excerpts from the ancient sacred Taoist scriptures together with insightful teaching stories, bringing the practice of forgiveness to readers of all spiritual backgrounds. Each chapter contains two parts-a journey toward forgiveness and a practical exercise in forgiving-and also includes personal anecdotes, poems, and simple exercises. With the devastating personal and societal damage caused by resentment, anger, guilt, and shame in mind, Martin patiently and compassionately helps readers overcome the ills of "holding on" with the openness of the Tao. In this accessible work, he illustrates how forgiveness is freedom and that the pathway to overcoming anger is also the way to spiritual liberation.

Travels in the Morea

release date: Oct 21, 2010
Travels in the Morea
The authoritative and influential survey of the historical topography of the Peloponnese region of Greece, first published in 1830.

Travels in Northern Greece

release date: Oct 21, 2010
Travels in Northern Greece
A detailed discussion and description of ancient archaeological sites and the culture of northern Greece, first published in 1835.

The Parent's Tao Te Ching

release date: Sep 09, 2009
The Parent's Tao Te Ching
Classic Taoist wisdom applied to the world of parenting, guiding mothers and fathers to meaningful conversations and relationships with their children. William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent''s Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being. "A masterpiece. William Martin captures the essence of what it means to raise a child. Urgently needed, this precious book lifts parenting to new heights."-- Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child and Wonderful Ways to Be a Family

The Topography of Athens

release date: Aug 26, 2010
The Topography of Athens
A pioneering historical reconstruction of the main buildings and landmarks of ancient Athens, first published in 1821.

Researches in Greece

release date: Aug 26, 2010
Researches in Greece
A pioneering 1814 publication which was influential in promoting the study of modern Greek, Albanian, Wallachian and Bulgarian.

Harvard Yard

release date: Oct 15, 2007
Harvard Yard
Picking up where his runaway bestseller "Back Bay" left off, William Martin returns to Boston, this time bringing the history of Harvard University vibrantly to life.

An Enormous Crime

release date: May 29, 2007
An Enormous Crime
The dramatic history of living American soldiers left in Vietnam, and the first full account of the circumstances that left them there. Based on thousands of pages of public and previously classified documents, this book makes a convincing case that whent

The Lost Constitution

release date: May 15, 2007
The Lost Constitution
Learning of the existence of an early, annotated draft of the constitution, rare book expert Peter Fallon and his girlfriend, Evangeline, realize that the annotations identify the Founding Fathers'' true intentions for the Bill of Rights with history-changing potential, a possibility that rival searchers will do anything to keep secret. By the author of Back Bay. 150,000 first printing.

The 'Whig' View of Australian History and Other Essays

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The 'Whig' View of Australian History and Other Essays
Includes essays on topics such as federation and nationalism, the middle class in the 1950s, the first Vietnamese refugees, as well as all the essays on Robert Menzies that Martin wrote while writing Menzies'' biography.

Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Tree-kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea
To many people, the suggestion that a kangaroo could live up a tree is fantasy. Yet, in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and New Guinea, there are extraordinary kangaroos that do just that. Many aspects of these marsupials'' anatomy and biology suggest a terrestrial kangaroo ancestor. Yet no one has, so far, come forward with a convincing explanation of how, why and when mammals that was so superbly adapted for life on the ground should end up back in the trees. This book reviews the natural history and biology of tree-kangaroos from the time of their first discovery by Europeans in the jungles of West Papua in 1826 right up to the present day, covering the latest research being conducted in Australian and New Guinea. Combining information from a number of disparate disciplines, the author sets forth the first explanation of this apparent evolutionary conundrum. Features * Provides a fascinating and readable account of an unusual evolutionary conundrum * Written by a field biologist with more than a decade''s experience working with tree-kangaroos

Safety and Health Essentials

release date: Oct 26, 2001
Safety and Health Essentials
Safety and Health Essentials is the leading introductory guide to industrial safety and health. Written by a team of specialist contributors, under the editorship of William Martin, the book covers all aspects of safety management and will be a companion to the more detailed treatment found in Industrial Safety & Hygiene Handbooks. The book is most useful to small companies that do not have or cannot afford a full-time safety officer and to business managers and human resources staff who have responsibilities for health and safety issues in the workplace. The book will cover all the most recent developments in health and safety laws, standards, techniques, and practices. Provides a leading introductory guide to industrial safety and health Specialist contributors cover all aspects of safety management, including recent developments in the field Offers an extremely useful tool to business managers and human resources staff with health and safety responsibilities, as well as to small companies that cannot afford a full-time safety officer

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram Himalayas

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram Himalayas
The present volume is the literary record of the journey of the author giving an account of day to day proceeding.

Peloponnesiaca

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Peloponnesiaca
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.

Deliberative Speaking in Ante-bellum South Carlina

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Deliberative Speaking in Ante-bellum South Carlina
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.
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