John Bennett - Author

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Born in 1969, John Bennett comes from Kingston-upon-Spey, a small village in Morayshire, in the north-east of Scotland. He lives in London. This is his first novel.
 

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A Golden Future

A Golden Future

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Royal Arch Masonry In The Province Of Somerset From 1765

Royal Arch Masonry In The Province Of Somerset From 1765

Author: John Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2018

The Portal

The Portal

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2018

Origin of Freemasonry and Knights Templar

Origin of Freemasonry and Knights Templar

Author: John Bennett Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Paphos Publishers offers a wide catalog of rare classic titles, published for a new generation.The Origin of Freemasonry and Knights Templar is a fantastic history of the mysterious organization.

Mob Town A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End

Mob Town A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End

Author: John Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2017

A captivating history of a notorious neighborhood and the first book to reveal why London's East End became synonymous with lawlessness and crime Even before Jack the Ripper haunted its streets for prey, London's East End had earned a reputation for immorality, filth, and vice. John Bennett, a writer and tour guide who has walked and researched the area for more than thirty years, delves into four centuries of history to chronicle the crimes, their perpetrators, and the circumstances that made the East End an ideal breeding ground for illegal activity. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Britain's industrial boom drew thousands of workers to the area, leading to overcrowding and squalor. But crime in the area flourished long past the Victorian period. Drawing on original archival history and featuring a fascinating cast of characters including the infamous Ripper, highwayman Dick Turpin, the Kray brothers, and a host of ordinary evildoers, this gripping and deliciously unsavory volume will fascinate Londonphiles and true crime lovers alike.

Partnering in the Construction Industry

Partnering in the Construction Industry

Author: John Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2017

Partnering is the most effective way of tackling construction projects. This book explains how clients and construction firms using partnering can achieve ever higher levels of efficiency and certainty to provide world class buildings and infrastructure of all kinds.Detailed guidance about the actions that clients and professionals new to partnering need to take is given followed by advice about the actions individual firms can take to get the maximum benefits from partnering. Finally the book describes how highly developed forms of partnering are developing into strategic collaborative working that turns construction into a genuinely modern industry able to meet all customers? needs. The book is designed to be used flexibly by a variety of readers, with coloured sections and executive summaries built into the body of the text to enable senior managers to get a quick overview of the guidance provided. The detailed guidance provides those at the workface with the ammunition needed to cooperate with those around them in doing their best work. The guidance is supported by check lists that help ensure everyone involved knows what they need to do to match and then exceed today?s best practice. Construction clients will learn how to get high quality, reliable and fast completion and a firm price that represents best value for money.This book helps everyone in the construction industry be fairly rewarded for delivering best practice. The expert guidance also gives the construction industry the time and resources needed to give proper attention to all aspects of quality including sustainability and total life cycle costs.to match and then exceed today?s best practice.

Construction the Third Way

Construction the Third Way

Author: John Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/01/2017

This book describes current best practice in managing construction. It is based on case studies of leading practice responding to demands from customers that construction match the value and quality that international competition is forcing on their own businesses. The case studies show that major customers now partner with construction firms to find more efficient ways of working. The resulting best practice adds to these cooperative approaches a drive for efficiency and innovation based on benchmarks of world class performance that empower teams to set themselves competitive targets. So the new approach balances cooperation and competition. This is why Professor John Bennett's book is called ''Construction: The Third Way.'' The third way in modern politics balances the extremes of cooperation and competition in the interests of the whole community. At its best it encourages sustainable economic growth within a fair society. These aims are echoed in leading practice where teams able to balance cooperation and competition deliver better value for their customers and yet earn sustainably higher profits for construction. The new approach requires managers to rethink construction using ideas from fundamental science that see human organizations as self-organizing networks of relationships. This throws new light on the strengths and weaknesses of both competition and cooperation, and provides the basis for a new paradigm to guide key construction decisions. The book describes this background and provides advice about organization structures that are responsive to changing markets and technologies, and construction processes that enable the industry to earch fair profits by providing customers with the levels of value and quality they now demand.

Raging Swan's TRIBES Anthology III

Raging Swan's TRIBES Anthology III

Author: John Bennett, Ben Kent, David Posener Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2012

Barnaby Lee

Barnaby Lee

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2008

No Word of Them: First Battalion New York Sharpshooters, 1862-1865

No Word of Them: First Battalion New York Sharpshooters, 1862-1865

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2008

History of New York's civil war unit, the First Battalion New York Sharpshooters. After garrison duty at Suffolk, Virginia, the battalion was assigned to Lysander Cutler's Iron Brigade, and engaged in ferocious fighting in the Wilderness and during the siege of Petersburg where its entire combat contingent was captured. Includes transcriptions of portions of diaries of three of the unit's soldiers, and eight photos of the unit's soldiers.

The Cromwell Street Murders The Detective's Story

The Cromwell Street Murders The Detective's Story

Author: John Bennett, Graham Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2007

November 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, currently serving ten life sentences for her part in the Cromwell Street murders. This book tells for the first time the story from a police perspective. For ten years the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to tell his story. Now, together with BBC journalist Graham Gardner, he reveals the full story of how the West's were caught, how the case was prepared and how it nearly failed to come to court. This book chronicles the roles of those who brought down two of Britain's most infamous killers, shedding light on the real heroes of one of the saddest chapters of criminal history. It explores the court processes, the complications of Rose West's trial, her unsuccessful appeal and the difficulty of dealing with witnesses in such a traumatic case. On one level, this is a story of the triumph of good over evil; on another it is a detailed documentation of how a murder investigation really works - the pressures, the commitment and the physical and emotional drain on those who carry out this work.

Partnering in the Construction Industry

Partnering in the Construction Industry

Author: John Bennett, Sarah Peace Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2006

Partnering is the most effective way of tackling construction projects. This book explains how clients and construction firms using partnering can achieve ever higher levels of efficiency and certainty to provide world class buildings and infrastructure of all kinds. Detailed guidance about the actions that clients and professionals new to partnering need to take is given followed by advice about the actions individual firms can take to get the maximum benefits from partnering. Finally the book describes how highly developed forms of partnering are developing into strategic collaborative working that turns construction into a genuinely modern industry able to meet all customers' needs. The book is designed to be used flexibly by a variety of readers, with coloured sections and executive summaries built into the body of the text to enable senior managers to get a quick overview of the guidance provided. The detailed guidance provides those at the workface with the ammunition needed to cooperate with those around them in doing their best work. The guidance is supported by check lists that help ensure everyone involved knows what they need to do to match and then exceed today's best practice. Construction clients will learn how to get high quality, reliable and fast completion and a firm price that represents best value for money. This book helps everyone in the construction industry be fairly rewarded for delivering best practice. The expert guidance also gives the construction industry the time and resources needed to give proper attention to all aspects of quality including sustainability and total life cycle costs. to match and then exceed today's best practice.

The Cromwell Street Murders The Detective's Story

The Cromwell Street Murders The Detective's Story

Author: John Bennett, Graham Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2006

The full story of how the Wests were caught, how the case was prepared and how it nearly failed to come to court, by the officer in charge of the investigation.

Cromwell Street Murders

Cromwell Street Murders

Author: John Bennett, Angela Bennett, Graham Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/11/2005

The full story of how the Wests were caught, how the case was prepared and how it nearly failed to come to court, by the officer in charge of the investigation.

Master Skylark A Story of Shakespeare's Time

Master Skylark A Story of Shakespeare's Time

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2004

Absolute Beginners Guitar - Book Two

Absolute Beginners Guitar - Book Two

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2001

Construction the Third Way

Construction the Third Way

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2000

This book describes current best practice in managing construction. It is based on case studies of leading practice responding to demands from customers that construction match the value and quality that international competition is forcing on their own businesses. The case studies show that major customers now partner with construction firms to find more efficient ways of working. The resulting best practice adds to these cooperative approaches a drive for efficiency and innovation based on benchmarks of world class performance that empower teams to set themselves competitive targets. So the new approach balances cooperation and competition. This is why Professor John Bennett's book is called ''Construction: The Third Way.'' The third way in modern politics balances the extremes of cooperation and competition in the interests of the whole community. At its best it encourages sustainable economic growth within a fair society. These aims are echoed in leading practice where teams able to balance cooperation and competition deliver better value for their customers and yet earn sustainably higher profits for construction. The new approach requires managers to rethink construction using ideas from fundamental science that see human organizations as self-organizing networks of relationships. This throws new light on the strengths and weaknesses of both competition and cooperation, and provides the basis for a new paradigm to guide key construction decisions. The book describes this background and provides advice about organization structures that are responsive to changing markets and technologies, and construction processes that enable the industry to earch fair profits by providing customers with the levels of value and quality they now demand.

The Doctor to the Dead Grotesque Legends and Folk Tales of Old Charleston

The Doctor to the Dead Grotesque Legends and Folk Tales of Old Charleston

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/1995

Twice-told tales about historic Charleston and its African American community.

Of Time and the Enterprise North American Family Farm Management in a Context of Resource Marginality

Of Time and the Enterprise North American Family Farm Management in a Context of Resource Marginality

Author: John Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/1982

Of Time and the Enterprise was first published in 1982.Of Time and the Enterprise is the result of 12 years' research in the Canadian sector of the northern Great Plains -- a 7,000-square-mile region that was one of the last areas in North America to be populated by agricultural settlers. This late settlement permitted a reconstruction of the area's history and economic and social development unparalleled in the literature.This book has several dimensions. It is, first, a meticulous study of the North American family farm. Bennett considers such aspects of the family farm as the ways that family members relate to one another and how the various members, especially the wife, participate in management of the enterprise. The book is also a study of agricultural management as an adaptive process. Farm operators must juggle the demands of their families, communities, and the national market in determining the conduct of the business. Finally, the book is a study of the development process on a recent frontier and thus has many implications for agricultural and community development in the Third World.As the first detailed study of entrepreneurial agriculture in North America, Of Time and the Enterprise combines quantitative and qualitative analysis and looks at the family farm as a form of social behavior, not merely as a form of economic performance. Bennett presents a new interpretation of decision-making, resource allocation, and the influence of family, community, and cultural traditions which he argues must be seen as part of a larger social system.

In Search of Identity The Japanese Overseas Scholar in America and Japan

In Search of Identity The Japanese Overseas Scholar in America and Japan

Author: John Bennett, Robert McKnight, Herbert Passin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/1958

In Search of Identity was first published in 1958. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Educated Japanese have been faced with a basic ideological problem emerging out of their country's modernization program. They have had to declare themselves on the great issues involved in their nation's planning: West versus Orient, democracy opposed to autocracy, individualism versus collectivism. To the individual this ideological debate became a search for identity, and it is this problem, the search for identity, that forms the background of this book.The authors report upon a cross-disciplinary study of the Amerikaryugakusei - those who study in America - in the historical context of the modernization of Japanese society and Japan's cultural relations with the United States; they describe and portray the experiences of the individual Japanese student on the American campus and back in Japan; and they analyze the adjustment of the Japanese student to different cultural environments.One group studied included Japanese students who were enrolled at two American universities. Another group consisted of Japanese who had returned to their homeland after their American education. The study is concerned, not with education per se, but with social and psychological aspects of the educational experiences.This is the fourth in a series of monographs resulting from a program of research sponsored by the Committee on Cross-Cultural Education of the Social Science Research Council.

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