Books about Diligent

  1. The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

    by Susan Wise Bauer
    A comprehensive guide to classical education, providing parents with the tools to educate their children at home.

    This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school. Two veteran home educators outline the ... (Goodreads)

  2. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

    by Matthew Walker
    Exploring the science of sleep, uncovering its powerful effects on health, productivity, and wellbeing.

    “,Why We Sleep, is an important and fascinating book...Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. The Partner

    by John Grisham
    A lawyer's daring escape from a powerful law firm and the pursuit of a hidden fortune.

    It's been four years since Patrick Lanigan, a junior partner in a law firm in Biloxi, Mississippi , learned of the scheme, masterminded by his firm's client, shipbuilding magnate Benny Aricia, to ... (Wikipedia)

  4. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

    by Robert Maurer
    Achieve big goals through small, incremental steps using the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen.

    Introducing the practical and inspirational guide to incorporating Kaizen and its powerful principles into one's daily life. Rooted in the two thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching–"The ... (Goodreads)

  5. A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent

    by Robert W. Merry
    A biography of James K. Polk, exploring his presidency and the Mexican-American War that expanded the United States' territory.

    When James K. Polk was elected president in 1844, the United States was locked in a bitter diplomatic struggle with Britain over the rich lands of the Oregon Territory, which included what is now ... (Goodreads)

  6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    by Stephen R. Covey
    A guide to creating lasting personal and professional success through developing timeless habits.

    When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the ... (Goodreads)

  7. A Man Called Ove

    by Fredrik Backman
    A humorous and heartwarming tale of an old man's life journey of redemption and second chances.

    "Ove is a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Alan Turing: The Enigma

    by Andrew Hodges
    Biographical exploration of the life and work of the British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing.

    Alan Turing (1912-54) was a British mathematician who made history. His breaking of the German U-boat Enigma cipher in World War II ensured Allied-American control of the Atlantic. But Turing's ... (Goodreads)

  9. John Quincy Adams

    by Harlow Giles Unger
    Biography of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States, and his contributions to American politics and diplomacy.

    He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. John Adams

    by David McCullough
    Biography of the second President of the United States and his contributions to the founding of the nation.

    The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Missing Chums

    by Franklin W. Dixon
    The Hardy Boys investigate the disappearance of their friends and uncover a sinister plot.

    Eighteen year-old Frank and seventeen year-old Joe, no sooner accept a 'Shantytown' beach investigation from Police Chief Collig; when dear chums vanish. After a crime pops up that they partially ... (Goodreads)

  12. Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

    by Hampton Sides
    An exploration of the investigation and manhunt for Dr. King’s assassin, James Earl Ray.

    On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man—whose real name was ... (Goodreads)

  13. Word Power Made Easy

    by Norman Lewis
    A comprehensive guide to building vocabulary and improving communication skills through word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

    The most effective English language vocabulary builder available: this time-tested classic has helped millions achieve mastery of English and improve their communications skills in business, the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. A Death in Vienna

    by Daniel Silva
    An international assassin is pursued by a CIA operative through the streets of Vienna.

    An Israeli-run Holocaust research office in Vienna is bombed, resulting in the death of the two female staff and serious injury to the Director. Gabriel Allon, a former assassin for 'The Office' and ... (Wikipedia)

  15. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

    by Adam Kay
    A candid and darkly humorous account of a doctor's time working in the NHS.

    Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after ... (Goodreads)

  16. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

    by Sherry Sontag
    A thrilling account of the covert operations of American submarines during the Cold War, revealing the untold stories of espionage and danger.

    For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are ... (Goodreads)

  17. What to Expect the First Year

    by Heidi Murkoff
    A comprehensive guide to parenting a newborn, covering all aspects of caring for a baby.

    Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has ... (Goodreads)

  18. How to Be a Victorian

    by Ruth Goodman
    A detailed account of daily life in Victorian England, covering everything from fashion to food, work to leisure.

    Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR A “revelatory” (,Wall Street Journal,) romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an historian who has cheerfully endured them all. Lauded ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

    by Neil A. Fiore
    Strategies for overcoming procrastination and creating a balanced, productive lifestyle.

    Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play! One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 ... (Goodreads)

  20. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

    by Jean Lee Latham
    A young man's struggle to gain knowledge and self-confidence, inspiring a revolution in navigation.

    In Revolutionary War–era Salem, Massachusetts, a young Nat Bowditch, the smallest member of a sea-faring family, astounds his schoolteacher with his talent for mathematics. He dreams of someday ... (Wikipedia)

  21. Murder in Chinatown

    by Victoria Thompson
    A midwife investigates the murder of a prostitute in New York's Chinatown, uncovering secrets and danger.

    The ninth in the Edgar(r) Award-nominated series featuring midwife Sarah Brandt and Detective Sergeant Malloy in turn-of-the-century New York City. Sarah Brandt has made her uneasy way to Chinatown ... (Goodreads)

  22. Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

    by Brigid Schulte
    A journalist's exploration of the modern-day time crunch and how to find balance in work, love, and play.

    "[Schulte's] a detective in a murder mystery: Who killed America's leisure time, and how do we get it back?"— Lev Grossman,, Time, When award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte, a harried mother of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Appaloosa

    by Robert B. Parker
    Two lawmen are hired to clean up a small town, but their friendship is tested when a dangerous rancher arrives.

    When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who’s already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch ... (Goodreads)

  24. Rainbow Six

    by Tom Clancy
    A team of elite international agents on a mission to stop a global terrorist threat.

    CIA operative John Clark forms a secret multi-national counter-terrorist unit known as Rainbow. Based in Hereford , United Kingdom, the unit consists of two operational squads composed of elite ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

    by Robert A. Caro
    Biography of Robert Moses, city planner and power broker who reshaped New York City.

    One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of ... (Goodreads)

  26. Introduction to Algorithms

    by Thomas H. Cormen
    Comprehensive guide to algorithms, their design, analysis, and implementation. A must-read for computer science students and professionals.

    This title covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of ... (Goodreads)

  27. Murder on St. Mark's Place

    by Victoria Thompson
    In 1890s New York, midwife Sarah Brandt investigates the murder of a young woman in the wealthy St. Mark's Place neighborhood.

    As a midwife in the turn-of-the-century tenements of New York City, Sarah Brandt has seen suffering and joy, birth and death-and even murder. And the crime ridden streets of the teeming city offer ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Little Red Hen

    by Diane Muldrow
    A classic tale of a hardworking hen who learns the value of teamwork and cooperation.

    Take a gander at his classic folk-tale about perseverance and merit, feature none-other than a hard-working little red hen. Between, Diane Muldrow's, story and, J.P. Miller's, beloved graphic ... (Goodreads)

  29. Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

    by Katy Tur
    A journalist's firsthand account of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, from the campaign trail to the White House.

    A New York Times Bestseller “Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson,, New York Times Book Review, Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News ... (Barnes & Noble)

  30. The Four Pillars of Investing

    by William J. Bernstein
    A comprehensive guide to investing, covering the basics of portfolio theory, asset allocation, and risk management.

    Explains how independent investors can construct a superior investment portfolio by learning the four essentials of investing. ... (Goodreads)

  31. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

    by Peter C. Brown
    Exploring how to maximize learning potential by applying evidence-based methods.

    To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use ... (Goodreads)

  32. Theodore Rex

    by Edmund Morris
    A biography of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, exploring his leadership, policies, and impact on American society.

    Theodore Roosevelt and his two-term presidency (1901-9) deserve a king-size, seize-the-man biography - and Edmund Morris has provided one. "TR" typifies the "can do" American; his famous maxim, of ... (Goodreads)

  33. Revelation

    by C.J. Sansom
    A gripping tale of betrayal and conspiracy set in Tudor England.

    The plot centres around the challenges of Reformation England , and draws on the prophesies of the Book of Revelation and features Archbishop Cranmer . , Revelation was short listed for the Books ... (Wikipedia)

  34. Pretense

    by Lori Wick
    A young woman struggles to find her place in society and love, while dealing with the consequences of her past mistakes.

    All dressed up in a fresh new cover,, Pretense, the bestselling novel from Lori Wick is ready for a brand new generation of readers. Marrell, a happily married army wife, adores her family, but ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives

    by Dallas Willard
    A guide to spiritual growth and transformation through disciplined practices, rooted in Christian faith.

    How to Live as Jesus Lived Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of, The Divine Conspiracy, (,Christianity Today's, 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of ... (Goodreads)

  36. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

    by Walter R. Borneman
    A biography of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the United States, who expanded the country's territory and transformed the presidency.

    Biography. In Polk, Walter R. Borneman gives us the first complete and authoritative biography of a president often overshadowed in image but seldom outdone in accomplishment. ... (Goodreads)

  37. A Duty to the Dead

    by Charles Todd
    A nurse in WWI makes a promise to a dying soldier, leading her on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth about his death.

    A Duty to the Dead introduces readers to an unforgettable new protagonist in an exceptional new series: Bess Crawford, a courageous World War I nurse and determined investigator. Once again the New ... (Goodreads)

  38. Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

    by Andrew Loomis
    Comprehensive guide to figure drawing, covering anatomy, proportion, movement, and expression. A must-have for aspiring artists.

    Hardback book. 204 pages. ... (Goodreads)

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