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"Hooked me from the beginning."
KATHLEEN KELLEY REARDON has authored 10 books. A professor at the University of Southern California, she is the 2013 University of Connecticut Alumni Humanitarian of the Year. She is co-founder of 'First Star,' a nonprofit organization that creates dedicated academies on university campuses to help under-represented foster children achieve admission to college. A featured blogger for The Huffington Post since 2005, Kathleen's writings and research have been covered in hundreds of newspaper & magazine articles and TV & radio news segments. She's been interviewed on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America and CNBC. Her first book, Persuasion in Practice (now revised), was described by Public Opinion Quarterly as "a landmark contribution to the field" of persuasion. Her initial Harvard Business Review article "The Memo Every Woman Keeps in Her Desk," became a best seller in reprinted form. Her latest HBR article is "Courage as a Skill." Among her nonfiction books are The Secret Handshake, a frequent Amazon business bestseller, provides a rare and perceptive inside look at the politics of business; It's All Politics, which provides a deeper analysis of workplace politics; and Comebacks at Work: Using Conversation to Master Confrontation. Her ground-breaking Guide to International Business Gift Giving has been used for many years by the White House Office of Protocol and protocol chiefs for nations and businesses worldwide. She has consulted for many major corporations, entrepreneurial business and professionals around the world on topics related to communication, persuasion, negotiation and politics at work. A Phi Beta Kappa, Kathleen Kelley Reardon earned her PhD with Distinction, at UMass Amherst.
I had to read this book for one of my doctoral classes. I have heard that the tenure situation in universities can be really cut throat but nothing like this book describes... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Anthony
This is a wonderful mystery. I'm not usually a mystery book reader, but it was one of those books I hated to put down and loved picking up. Read morePublished 21 months ago by buzz wilms
A wonderful , thrilling novel. Held my interest from page one. I was disappointed when I finished this book. I hope there are more novels from Kathleen Kelly Reardon. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a tenured associate professor in a business school, and I can tell Reardon is an insider in that world too. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marketing Professor in Connecticut
There is lots of high-stakes drama in this addictive novel, along with subtly drawn characters that feel very real. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Dorie Clark
Nice dialogue, accurate campus politics, good mystery, and engaging characters. I hope Reardon writes a series with these characters--I will definitely come back for morePublished on October 11, 2013 by K. C. King
The story line is intriguing with many twists and turns and a surprise at the end. An incredible choice of words delights and gives a wonderful sense of the people, places and... Read morePublished on October 4, 2013 by Andrea Hopkins
What I really liked was the balance of realistic detail about academic life and the creative take-off from that detail. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by conventionally unconventional
The Shadow Campus, a debut novel by Kathleen Kelley Reardon, is full of intrigue that takes place in an unlikely setting -- academia. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by Carol M. Frohlinger