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Two new books in the mail

February 27th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

Have I mentioned before how I love receiving books?  I just two new books in the mail today!  I have a few other books I received for review but I can’t wait to start these two.

One from Bloomsbury Marketing-Why GM Matters

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Synopsis

“In Why GM Matters, veteran journalist William J. Holstein goes deep inside GM on three continents to show what’s really happening within one of the country’s most iconic corporations. By taking a careful, unbiased look at the unprecedented changes that have swept through the company, he turns conventional wisdom upside down.” Following a diverse cast of characters – from Rick Wagoner, the controversial CEO, to Bob Boniface, the designer who sought to reinvent the Camaro of his youth, to Linda Flowers, a team leader on the assembly line in Kansas City – Holstein takes true measure of the company behind the headlines. Along the way he provides a fascinating inside look into how cars are made: beginning with design and engineering and continuing through sourcing parts, building the cars, and even selling them. Interviewing many of GM’s principals as well as its critics, Holstein builds a persuasive argument that GM is a far different company from the one the headlines suggest – one that is essential to our nation’s economic health.

And from Grand Central Publishing: The Girl She Used To Be

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Synopsis

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody’s name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She’s been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others–everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she’s stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it’s a dangerous thrill that Melody can’t resist. He’s insistent that she’s just a pawn in the government’s war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

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