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David Richards - Author

About the Author

D.W. Richards is a member of the Canadian Authors Association and beyond being a novelist he is also a graphic novel creator, script-doctor and freelance writer. In addition to creative writing, D.W. Richards has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology
from Carleton University and is a Certified General Accountant. He divides his time between Ottawa, Canada and Venice, Italy.

Featured books by David Richards

Taking Command

Taking Command

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Other books by David Richards

Cywydd y Drindod. Gwaith Dafydd Ionawr.

Cywydd y Drindod. Gwaith Dafydd Ionawr.

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Playing Smart

Playing Smart

Author: David Richards Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2014

Amongst regular golfers of the same raw ability, some repeatedly out-perform others. These players consistently score better than the quality of their ball-striking, the accuracy of their short games and their putting skills. Why? These golfers are playing smart. They make better decisions and fewer mistakes than those with similar skills. They assess the challenge of each shot and reach sound conclusions. They prepare well and do everything possible to ensure a good outcome. They focus on reducing the number of shots per round. They use their minds to get ahead. Playing Smart explains what this means in practice. David Richards sets out the principles that smart golfers use to get an edge. He examines every area of the game: on the tee, from the fairway, in trouble, around the green, and on the putting surface. He shows how to analyse your play and single-out the non-swing related problems that repeatedly cost shots. He also discusses the key factors that contribute to accuracy and consistency, and explains how good preparation, 'routine', and a rational attitude all contribute to better and more enjoyable golf. Playing Smart offers something to players of every ability. All golfers will be able to see clearly how they measure up against a 'smart golfer'. Better standard players can check where there is still room for improvement. And beginners should be able to put sound principles in place at an early stage.

The Seven Sins of Innovation A Strategic Model for Entrepreneurship

The Seven Sins of Innovation A Strategic Model for Entrepreneurship

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2014

Offers a psychology based model that features seven key determinants of success or failure for innovation and entrepreneurial endeavours. Provides specific recommendations, examples and case studies that demonstrate how individual and group psychology must be engaged effectively to create entrepreneurial cultures capable of powerful innovation.

Institutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain

Institutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2014

In 21st century Britain, a 'perfect storm' seems to have engulfed many of its institutions. This book is the first wholesale consideration of the crisis of legitimacy that has taken root in Britain's key institutions and explores the crisis across them to determine if a set of shared underlying pathologies exist to create this collective crisis.

Institutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain

Institutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain

Author: David Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

In 21st century Britain, a 'perfect storm' seems to have engulfed many of its institutions. This book is the first wholesale consideration of the crisis of legitimacy that has taken root in Britain's key institutions and explores the crisis across them to determine if a set of shared underlying pathologies exist to create this collective crisis.

Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment

Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment

Author: David Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2010

The book consists of HOW-TOs for all elements of setting up a thin client network, as well as expert advice on decision making, based on the authors experience creating a thin client network for the city of Largo, Florida. The book is for System Administrators interested in designing and setting up a Linux thin client network and provides enough knowledge to understand how the technology works, make decisions about deployment, and then implement a stable work environment.

Cywydd y Drindod. Gwaith Dafydd Ionawr.

Cywydd y Drindod. Gwaith Dafydd Ionawr.

Author: David Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/05/2010

New Labour and the Civil Service Reconstituting the Westminster Model

New Labour and the Civil Service Reconstituting the Westminster Model

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2007

This is the first serious study to analyze Labour's approach to the Civil Service. It offers a theoretically engaged, empirically rich analysis drawing from over 300 interviews with key actors to explore the 'New Labour' effect on Whitehall. It considers 1997 transition process and the extent to which reform has improved public service delivery.

Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment

Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment

Author: David Richards Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2007

In DetailA thin client network is a client-server architecture where client computers depend primarily on a central server for processing activities. The client machines (thin clients) mainly focus on passing user input to remote services and receiving and displaying the output; thin clients aren't as much about the hardware or software as about the design.This book has all the information you need to easily set up your own Linux thin client network. It will help you evaluate how a thin client network fits into your organization and make informed choices on the hardware and software needed for your deployment, discusses design issues, and guides you with building, configuring, and supporting the network.The author has given thought to the book to create something that is well rounded, and meets the needs of small and large organizations.Written by experienced Linux thin client network designer and implementer, this book walks you through the concepts of thin client networks, and design issues associated with implementations of various sizes, setting up the framework, outlining strategies, principles, and best practice for creating the design, before leading you through the implementation step by step.ApproachThe book consists of HOW-TOs for all elements of setting up a thin client network, as well as expert advice on decision making, based on the authora?Ts experience creating a thin client network for the city of Largo, Florida.Who this book is forThe book is for System Administrators interested in designing and setting up a Linux thin client network and provides enough knowledge to understand how the technology works, make decisions about deployment, and then implement a stable work environment.

Governance and Public Policy in the United Kingdom

Governance and Public Policy in the United Kingdom

Author: David Richards, Martin J. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2002

Forty years ago, central government was seen as the key actor in the making of public policy. Today, it is often portrayed as a parochial council, impotent in the face of uncontrollable global forces. This textbook examines the changes that have taken place in the way central government controls policy making. Taking the shift from government to governance as its theme, the book explores a series of key issues: the New Right reforms of the state; the impact of Europeanization, internationalization and globalization; and most recently, the process of devolution under the Blair Labour government. The book includes a series of policy making case studies throughout, drawing on the authors' own wide-ranging interviews with ministers, civil servants and interest groups, providing the reader with solid empirical material with which to illuminate the chapters.

Italian American The Racializing of an Ethnic Identity

Italian American The Racializing of an Ethnic Identity

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1999

When southern Italians began emigrating to the U.S. in large numbers in the 1870s-part of the new immigration from southern and eastern rather than northern Europe-they were seen as racially inferior, what David A. J. Richards terms nonvisibly black. The first study of its kind, Italian American explores the acculturation process of Italian immigrants in terms of then-current patterns of European and American racism. Delving into the political and legal context of flawed liberal nationalism both in Italy (the Risorgimento) and the United States (Reconstruction Amendments), Richards examines why Italian Americans were so reluctant to influence depictions of themselves and their own collective identity. He argues that American racism could not have had the durability or political power it has had either in the popular understanding or in the corruption of constitutional ideals unless many new immigrants, themselves often regarded as racially inferior, had been drawn into accepting and supporting many of the terms of American racism. With its unprecedented focus on Italian American identity and an interdisciplinary approach to comparative culture and law, this timely study sheds important light on the history and contemporary importance of identity and multicultural politics in American political and constitutional debate.

The Civil Service Under the Conservatives, 1979-97 Whitehall's Political Poodles

The Civil Service Under the Conservatives, 1979-97 Whitehall's Political Poodles

Author: David Richards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1997

This book examines the effect of seventeen years of Conservative government on the Civil Service and the ramifications for future governments.

The Civil Service Under the Conservatives, 1979-97 Whitehall's Political Poodles

The Civil Service Under the Conservatives, 1979-97 Whitehall's Political Poodles

Author: David Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1997

This book examines the effect of seventeen years of Conservative government on the Civil Service and the ramifications for future governments.

Cultural Margins Masks of Difference: Cultural Representations in Literature, Anthropology and Art

Cultural Margins Masks of Difference: Cultural Representations in Literature, Anthropology and Art

Author: David Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/1995

David Richards here examines historical anthropological discourse - specifically writings about and depictions of 'savage' peoples by conquering races - as a form of textual practice. He analyses various kinds of 'naturalistic' representations, both artistic and literary, of colonised cultures, revealing the ways in which such representations betray their own subject-positions and fail - from our modern perspective - to act as the objective 'mirrors on nature' that they might originally have purported to be. Masks of Difference provides original and informative readings of individual sites of colonisation, including Florida (1564-91), and Scotland (1814), together with extended surveys; what emerges is a composite picture of anthropological representation as a textual genre in its own right, embracing literature, literary theory, and colonial/postcolonial studies.

The Gentleman from San Francisco And Other Stories

The Gentleman from San Francisco And Other Stories

Author: David Richards, I.A. Bunin, Sophie Lund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/1992

A much neglected literary figure, Ivan Bunin is one of Russia's major writers and ranks with Tolstoy and Chekhov at the forefront of the Russian Realists. Drawing artistic inspiration from his personal experience, these powerful, evocative stories are set in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russia of his youth, in the countries that he visited and in France, where he spent the last thirty years of his life. In the title story, for example, a family's tour of fashionable European resorts comes to an unexpected end; 'Late Hour' describes an old man's return to the little Russian town in the steppes that he has not seen since his early youth; while 'Mitya's Love' explores the darker emotional reverberations of sexual experience. Throughout his stories there is a sense of the precariousness of existence, an omnipresent awareness of the impermanence of human aspirations and achievements.

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