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Civilization Under Attack : September 11, 2001 & Beyond
Published in Paperback by Llewellyn Publications (December, 2001)
Authors: Stephanie J. Clement, Bernie Ashman, David Crook, Robert Hand, Jonathan Keyes, Kris Brandt Riske, and Georgia Anna Stathis
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Just Enough Cooks for this Broth
Explore these powerful astrological evaluations of the causes and effects of the September 11th attacks. With a selection of readings from popular astrologers such as Robert Hand and Jonathan Keyes, you'll have the opportunity to look at these events from several perspectives. How were the charts of George W. Bush and the United States itself, impacted? What were the economic influences involved?

I particularly enjoyed the fact that every perspective wasn't devoted to the USA, corporate, we are the chosen children of capitalism viewpoint. Instead, we're treated to far more objective looks at the events (and the provocations) which led up to them.

Finally, we're shown a glimpse of what is to come. Offering some astrological probabilities of upcoming aspects, we are invited to see fresh possibilities and insights.

I enjoyed this book far more than I usually do, when several astrologers get together and caucus over the same bit of information. The repetition we may see only serves to reinforce particular ideas and the articles are woven together into a seamless and unified whole.

Wonderful Collection of Essays
This work is a terrific resource for anyone interested in understanding not only the astrological correspondences to 9/11/01, but also the implications for the economy and for the collective psyche. Essays are written by top-notch astrologers and are accompanied by maps and charts for illustration. Well worth reading!

Superb astrological consideration of 9.11.01.
The nature of the subject and the writing quality of the seven astrologers involved (the most famous being Robert Hand) make this a very unusual book. A very, very, very broad range of astrological and non-astrological perspectives are very carefully covered in this assessment of the terrorist attacks on America and some of the possible implications for all of us.

Astrologically the main emphasis is on interpretations of the charts of the events in September, together with related charts such as those of the United States, George W. Bush and, to some extent, Osama Bin Laden. Many other charts are also considered such as the World Trade Centre bombing in 1993 and the national chart for Israel. Interpretations of the Saturn-Pluto opposition transit through 2001 and 2002 receive particular attention throughout the book.

The astrology is continually placed in a broad context, with extensive considerations of the historical, political, and economical background to the attacks, together with similar perspectives on the consequences. Many questions are asked. Did the perpetrators use astrology? Did the terrorists intend to crash into the White House? Where do we go from here? Very occasionally some of the views appear rather fanciful, but overall this is superb stuff that does intelligent justice to modern astrology.

Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Paradigm-Busting Strategies for Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations
Published in Hardcover by Warner Books (February, 1996)
Authors: Robert Kriegel and David Brandt
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Gee Why didn't someone think of that sooner?
Kriegel and Brandt are so direct in their approach, so simple in their ideas, so refreshing, it begs the question, why didn't someone think of it sooner? As a strategic planning consultant, I believe that any manager in any business will benefit from reading this book. But BEWARE, reading this book can lead to frustration, as you try to implement these heretical concepts in organizations that are not run by Change Ready people. I would love to see them attack our tax code next!

Recommended reading for all managers
Highly recommended for any supervisor or manager who acts as a change agent in their organization. Reflected my own organization in each chapter and I appreciated the specific strategies suggested.

A must read book to help "fix" the work environment.
This book will not only give you the insite but even the courage to identify, corral, and even eliminate many of the sacred cows which encumber your daily work environments. If for no other reason you can use some of the ideas in this book to have a little fun buy just calling attention to sacred cows at the office

Middle Tennessee on Foot: Hikes in the Woods & Walks on Country Roads
Published in Paperback by John Blair (April, 1998)
Author: Robert S. Brandt
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Dog-eared to the max
Simply the most enjoyable hiking book on Middle Tennessee one can buy. It is informative, with plenty of maps and photos, and the text is conversational, something you'll want to read again and again as you plan your trips or reminisce on trails already covered. I've done about 100 miles of the trails in this book and have yet to be disappointed. Virgin Falls, South Cumberland, Radnor Lake, Cedars Of Lebanon, Cardwell Mountain...other books cover more concentrated natural areas of Tennessee with more depth, but not as much charm. If you live in Middle Tennessee or are planning a visit, this book is the perfect starting point. Thanks, Mr. Brandt!

"Must Have" trail guide for hiking in Middle Tennessee
Robert Brandt's book is a "Must Have" for anyone who enjoys hiking the trails in Middle Tennessee. In addition to an accurate, vivid description of the trails and the hiking conditions, Mr. Brandt also includes a very informative history lesson of the area as well as discussing it's geology, botany and wildlife. "Middle Tennessee On Foot" now accompanies my wife & I when we lace on the boots and strike out on a new hiking adventure. Thank you, Mr. Brandt.

The Spirit Helps Us Pray: A Biblical Theology of Prayer
Published in Hardcover by Gospel Pub House (June, 1994)
Authors: Robert L. Brandt, Zenas J. Bicket, and Stanle Y M. Horton
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Learn to pray as never before.
What is the role of the Holy Spirit in your prayer life? Can you pray God's perfect will for your life by allowing the Holy Spirit to move on your behalf. The Holy Spirit reveals truth and when we don't know what to pray for He is there to bridge the gap.

This book highlights the prayer of the patriarchs, among other things, and it is very enlightening to see the level of prayer or lack thereof in their lives. Let their example inspire or convict you.

It seems contrary to our experience to think that we need to learn to pray, but it is true. God hears us as we pay, but I for one want to move beyond "just" praying. Let's open ourselves to prayer that makes changes and moves mountains.

The Spirit Helps us Pray will help you understand the role of the Spirit in your prayer life. Expect to be changed after reading this book!

Authors with an ear for God's heartbeat
As a pastoral candidate with the Assembly of God I have just finished reading this book. Though a text book, I look forward to reading it even more than just a second time. It is scrupulously written in good taste and balance--it doesn't go off on a fringe--in fact, discourages same. Read this book--you won't regret it.

Thunderbird Lounge: An Aviator's Story About One Early Transportation Helicopter Company, Along With Its Sister Companies As They Paved the Way in What Was to Become "a h
Published in Paperback by Trafford (November, 2001)
Author: Robert J., Major, Aus Ret Brandt
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Highly Readable, Accurate, Thorough Picture
Bob Brandt did a masterful job of saving, sorting and presenting data as well as remembering so many facts that most of us have long since forgotten.

The book is a keeper, and supports the efforts and brave acts of the many unsung participants at the outset of this strange venture of our country into a truly foreign land.

Thunderbird Lounge
It is quite evident that Gen Brandt did considerable research into the events that took place during that time period. Some people might question the facts as presented about some of the operations or events, however, I think the book speaks for itself. The author did an outstanding job depicting how the Company functioned in that environment and how the officers and enlisted men endured the stress and strain of life away from home and family. The humorous side depicted in the book is probly as accurate as can be remembered and certainly contributed to the over all high moral of the organization. The book is well written and a pleasure to read.

The story of real men at the beginning of a savage war
As one of the men that is very proud and honored to have been mentioned in Thunderbird Lounge, I am absolutely amazed at General Brandt's accuracy and detail. His sentimental chronicle of our personal experiences with the 33rd transportation Company is inspiring and emotional. Moreover, I am sure that this work will be intrinsic to future scholars who realize the historical significance of this unit with respect to both the Vietnam War and Army Aviation, and recognize the value of General Brandt's personal accounts. The scope of General Brandt's work is such that I am completely satisfied that the mission that we accomplished and the sacrifices we made are fully appreciated and realistically portrayed. He has told the story of real men at the beginning of a savage war with the compassion and thoughtfulness of one who was there.

Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Developing Change-Ready People and Organizations
Published in Paperback by Warner Books (April, 1997)
Authors: Robert Kriegel and David Brandt
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Real-life examples make this book a winner!
Robert J. Kriegel is rapidly becoming one of my favorite
business authors . . . I've previously enjoyed two of
BREAK IT . . . so I figured it was time to get hold of
one of his earlier efforts, SACRED COWS MAKE THE BEST
BURGERS--written with David Brandt.

I was definitely not disappointed!

Kriegel and Brandt examine why people cling to outmoded
beliefs, practices and processes as if their lives depended
on them . . . but more importantly, they present ways to
inspire a desire to bring in the new.

I particularly liked the use of real-life examples . . . although the book was written in 1996, it is still amazingly current; i.e., most of the ideas the authors present still make sense today . . . also, they can be applied to virtually any size or type of organization.

There were many memorable passages; among them:
* But you'll actually do more and better by learning to slow down when everything around you is speeding up. John Wooden, the great UCLA basketball coach who won an unprecedented 10 national championships, offers this advice: "Be quick, but don't hurry. If you hurry you make mistakes."

* You may not be a beginner, but you can learn how to think like one. Take real estate agent Michael Young, for instance. He was his company's most successful agent in northern California but he couldn't make the leap from
selling houses in [one price range] range to those[in a higher price range]and up.

"I don't get it, " he said. "I'm using the same prospecting strategies, making calls in the evening to people at home, giving them advice and telling them about the market, and I'm in the same marketplace. But it's not working."

"Think like a beginner, forget your old strategies, start fresh," we advised him. "Look at the business like you're a novice. What can you do to break into this market?"

Instead of competing with other brokers, Young spotted an untapped opportunity in the high-end market. He discovered that many listings expire before the house is sold. So he developed a strategy for buying old listings and sharing commissions. The technique brought in so much business that he formed the Michael Young Company in San Francisco. Now brokers
call him unsolicited.

Want to know something? We're all in the same position as Young. You may think your market is the same as it was last year. But it's not. Everything is changing: people's life and work styles, their jobs, their expectations, their attitudes, their family situations-everything. And technological
advances have only accelerated the situation.

With business in a perpetual state of flux, we need to keep reinventing our game plan every six months. To do that we have to look at things through fresh eyes.

* [Sam] Walton had 10 rules of success, most of which revolve around giving great service, top-quality products, and treating you people right. But it's his 10th rule that sets him apart from his competitors. Walton called it the most important one: Break the rules.

If all of your competitors are doing it one way, Mr. Sam used to say, "do it exactly the opposite," and that's where you'll get the edge.

Unfortunately managers haven't read this book
Its very good book and managers should read this book like taking oath before taking management job. No offense, but very few managers have ever read this book or similar book, at least those under whom I have worked for

Involved in Change Control or Project Management? Get This!
Don't let this book's title through you off. Give it a chance, because it does a great job of detailing how an organization can change and make business processes work better.

Kriegel and Brandt show ways in which remaining caught up in a given mode of thinking about one's business can often lead to missed opportunities for growth and success. It offers an interesting array of anecdotes that can assist in expanding one's thinking about the everyday processes we take for granted. An excellent resource for managers and others who feel their organization is caught in a rut and going nowhere.

This book can guide managers in the steps needed to eliminate outdated business practices and routines that drain time and money. It offers ways to redesign the rules of an organization and instill a capacity for change in their management teams and employees. A good resource that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone involved in change control or project management.

Dimensions of Learning Teacher's Manual, 2nd edition
Published in Spiral-bound by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (15 July, 1997)
Authors: Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, Guy J. Blackburn, Daisy E. Arredondo, Ronald S. Brandt, Cerylle A. Moffett, Diane E. Paynter, Jane E. Pollock, and Jo Sue Whisler
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Review of Dimensions of Learning Teacher's Manual
I found this manual type publication to be very well researched based on current educational sound practices and research findings. It will prove to be a valuable tool for the new teacher to enable them to implement theory into sound practice. It is fill with activities and strategies for establishing a well grounded classroom environment and culture to maximize teacher effectiveness in most general terms rather than content specific terms. It can be used at all levels of instruction and across the content areas. I especially liked the ways that educational theory is placed into sound activity.

Fluoroscopy Manual For Pain Management
Published in Spiral-bound by Pain Management Innovations (15 April, 2000)
Authors: Tina McKay Best, Kenneth Alo, Daniel Bennett, Scott Brandt, Solomon Kamson, John Oakley, and Robert Wright
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Respectfully disagree
I am a fellowship-trained interventional pain management physician, and I purchased this book with high hopes after reading the first review and the editorial summary. I received it, and promptly returned it. It really falls short in my opinion. The positioning pictures uses three pictures that really add very little to the basic knowledge of positioning the fluoroscopy unit. It does not make the effort to explain nuances of using the C-arm to open up the facet joints, etc. The pictures of the blocks performed show only the final placement of the needle, without any guidance on how to get it there, which is what is really needed in a text such as this. Furthermore, the image quality is remarkably poor in some of the shots. I think anyone interested in a guide on using fluoroscopy for pain management is better off waiting for Prithvi Raj's book, which is due in fall, 2002. His book on Pain Management is excellent and I expect nothing less with his upcoming book, which I have pre-ordered.

A Must-have Manual
We have been using this amazing, comprehensive manual in our pain practice for 4 months. The time that is saved by ustilizing the author's concise explainations of correct patient and flouroscope positioning has cut out time per procedure down and increased the quality of images 3-fold.

Included, are flouro images of each simple and complex procedure performed.

I highly recommend this manual to any radiologic technologist, interventional pain management physician, orthopedist, neurosurgeon and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician.

Radiology departments everywhere should have at least one copy for those technologists who are asked to participate in any injection or implantation procedure.

The cost of this easy-to-use book is paid for in a few days of using it!

Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads (Touring the Backroads)
Published in Paperback by John F Blair Pub (July, 1995)
Author: Robert Brandt
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Contemporary history and detail tour information.
This book is loaded with interesting information on the history, and were to find the evidence of that history for middle Tennessee. Easy reading and enjoyable, even if you never take one of the suggested tours. The author makes the reader feel like they are listening to an old friend tell them how to enjoy a Sunday drive.

The Comet Book
Published in Textbook Binding by Jones & Bartlett Pub (01 January, 1984)
Authors: Robert DeWitt Chapman and Brandt
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