Review--How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World

How Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure into the Lives of Women Shaping the World, by Bonnie St. John and Darcy Deane.

Reading a book about leadership can sometimes be a bit daunting but How Great Women Lead, a book by mother and daughter team Bonnie St. John and Darcy Deane, turns reader intimidation into inspiration.

This collection of powerful words from some of today’s leading women in the areas of business, community and government, gives readers those encouraging nuggets of knowledge to help them chart their own course on becoming a leader.

The authors present profiles of powerful women such as Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and actress Geena Davis sharing their pearls of wisdom on how they rose to the pinnacle of leadership within their arenas. These profiles present the creativity, sharp thinking and fortitude that helped to shape these women into who they are and what inspires them to continue on their path while motivating others.

Great Women Lead: A Mother-Daughter Adventure Into the Lives of Women Shaping the World . Hardcover: 352 pages. Publisher: Center Street; 1 edition. Language: English ISBN-10: 0446579270 ISBN-13: 978-0446579278.

Bonnie St. John is also an inspiring woman - despite having her right leg amputated at age five, she went on to become the first African-American to win Olympic medals in ski racing-silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics. Her background includes being appointed by President Clinton to the White House National Economic Council and now she continues to be a sought after speaker on television and at leadership events.

For stirring the leader inside of each of us, this book delivers a much needed perspective and underscores what we all know: Women Rock!

--by Christina Steed


Clive Cussler: The Storm

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples at sunset, when a crew member spots a sheen of black oil ahead of them. But it is not oil. Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles suddenly attacks the ship, killing everyone aboard, while the ship itself goes up in flames.

A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they will find there on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to the discovery of the most audacious scheme they have ever known: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. It will kill millions . . . and it has already begun.

This week The Storm fell in at number three on the New York Times Bestseller list, right behind Fifty Shades of Gray and Fifty Shades of Darker. Filled with the boundless invention unique to Clive Cussler, this is one of the most thrilling novels yet from the grand master of adventure.