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              Books by Elizabeth Manton

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              Grip: The Art of Working Smart (and Getting to What Matters Most)

              Grip: The Art of Working Smart (and Getting to What Matters Most) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pastoor, Rick; Translated by Moore, Erica; Manton, Elizabeth

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              A motiving and no-nonsense manifesto about work and time-management that was an instant bestseller when published in the author's native Netherlands.

              ISBN 9780008510572
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
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              Financing Cathedral Building in the Middle Ages: The Generosity of the Faithful
               

              Financing Cathedral Building in the Middle Ages: The Generosity of the Faithful (Hardback)

              By Vroom, Wim; Translated by Manton, Elizabeth

              This first comprehensive overview of the process of commissioning and financing the construction of cathedrals in the Middle Ages reveals a financing system almost as monumental as the cathedrals themselves. Here we follow the historian on a fascinating examination of constructio...n accounts and other sources - extant but never so minutely explored -
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              ISBN 9789089640352
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Humankind: A Hopeful History
               

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bregman, Rutger; Translated by Moore, Erica; Manton, Elizabeth

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              INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The Sapiens of 2020. ---The Guardian From the author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists comes the riveting pick-me-up we all need right now (People), the #1 Dutch bestseller Humankind, which offers a bold (Daniel H. Pink), extr...aordinary (Susan Cain) argument that humans thrive in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success on the planet. Humankind made me see humanity from a fresh perspective. ---Yuval Noah Harari, author of the #1 bestseller Sapiens Longlisted for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Nonfiction Works in 2020 If there is one belief that has united the left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? International bestseller Rutger Bregman provides new perspective on the past 200,000 years of human history, setting out to prove that we are hardwired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. From the real-life Lord of the Flies to the solidarity in the aftermath of the Blitz, the hidden flaws in the Stanford prison experiment to the true story of twin brothers on opposite sides who helped Mandela end apartheid, Bregman shows us that believing in human generosity and collaboration isn't merely optimistic---it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst
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              ISBN 9780316418522
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Humankind: A Hopeful History
               

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Hardback)

              By Bregman, Rutger; Translated by Moore, Erica; Manton, Elizabeth

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              From the author of New York Times bestseller UTOPIA FOR REALISTS, a revolutionary argument that the innate goodness and cooperation of human beings has been the greatest factor in our success. If one basic principle has served as the bedrock of bestselling author Rutger Bregman's... thinking, it is that every progressive idea -- whether it was the abolition of slavery, the advent of democracy, women's suffrage, or the ratification of marriage equality -- was once considered radical and dangerous by the mainstream opinion of its time. With Humankind, he brings that mentality to bear against one of our most entrenched ideas: namely, that human beings are by nature selfish and self-interested. By providing a new historical perspective of the last 200,000 years of human history, Bregman sets out to prove that we are in fact evolutionarily wired for cooperation rather than competition, and that our instinct to trust each other has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. Bregman systematically debunks our understanding of the Milgram electrical-shock experiment, the Zimbardo prison experiment, and the Kitty Genovese bystander effect. In place of these, he offers little-known true stories: the tale of twin brothers on opposing sides of apartheid in South Africa who came together with Nelson Mandela to create peace; a group of six shipwrecked children who survived for a year and a half on a deserted island by working together; a study done after World War II that found that as few as 15% of American soldiers were actually capable of firing at the enemy. The ultimate goal of Humankind is to demonstrate that while neither capitalism nor communism has on its own been proven to be a workable social system, there is a third option: giving citizens and professionals the means (left) to make their own choices (right). Reorienting our thinking toward positive and high expectations of our fellow man, Bregman argues, will reap lasting success. Bregman pres
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              ISBN 9780316418539
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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              Humankind: A Hopeful History
                

              Humankind: A Hopeful History (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Bregman, Rutger; Translated by Manton, Elizabeth; Moore, Erica; Read by Judd, Thomas

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              From the folk hero of Davos (Vox), Fox News antagonist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Utopia for Realists, a revolutionary argument that our innate goodness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in humanity's success If there is one belief that has united t...he left and the right, psychologists and philosophers, ancient thinkers and modern ones, it is the tacit assumption that humans are bad. It's a notion that drives newspaper headlines and guides the laws that shape our lives. From Machiavelli to Hobbes, Freud to Pinker, the roots of this belief have sunk deep into Western thought. Human beings, we're taught, are by nature selfish and governed primarily by self-interest. But what if it isn't true? By providing a new historical perspective on the last 200,000 years of human history, internationally bestselling author Rutger Bregman sets out to prove that we are in fact hard-wired for kindness, geared toward cooperation rather than competition, and more inclined to trust rather than distrust one another. In fact this instinct has a firm evolutionary basis going back to the beginning of Homo sapiens. This understanding, Bregman suggests, isn't merely optimistic--it's realistic. Moreover, it has huge implications for how society functions. When we think the worst of people, it brings out the worst in our politics and economics. But if we believe in the reality of humanity's kindness and altruism, it will form the foundation for achieving true change in society, a case that Bregman makes convincingly with his signature wit, refreshing frankness, and memorable storytelling.
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              ISBN 9781549159848
              Publisher Little Brown and Company
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