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Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President PDF Book By Helen Thomas

Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President

  • Author: Helen Thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 0743242335
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 419 Readers
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In a natural follow-up to her national bestseller Front Row at the White House, the dean of the White House press corps presents a vivid and personal presidential chronicle. Currently a columnist for Hearst and a former White House bureau chief for UPI, Helen Thomas has covered an unprecedented nine presidential administrations, endearing herself with her trademark "Thank you, Mr. President," at the conclusion of White House press conferences. Thomas has amassed many wonderful tales about her personal interactions with and observations of the presidents and their families that can all be found in Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President. In nine riveting chapters -- one for each administration -- Thomas delights, informs, spins yarns, and offers opinions on the commanders in chief, from Kennedy through George W. Bush. In these accounts, Thomas reveals Kennedy's love of sparring with the press, the unique invitation LBJ extended to Hubert Humphrey to become his running mate, and Reagan's down-home ways of avoiding the press's tougher questions. This book is as entertaining and compelling as Helen Thomas herself.

The President's Last Love PDF Book By Andrey Kurkov

The President's Last Love

  • Author: Andrey Kurkov
  • ISBN Code: : 1448163390
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 806 Readers
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Moscow, 2013. Bunin, the Ukrainian President, has joined other heads of state in an open air swimming pool to drink vodka and celebrate with Putin. During his rise to power Bunin has juggled with formidable and eccentric political and personal challenges. His troubles with his family and his women combine with his difficulties with corrupt businessmen and demanding international allies, but it is his recent heart transplant that worries him most. Since the operation he has started to develop freckles, and his heart donor's mysterious widow seems to have moved in with him... Spanning forty years, The President's Last Love is a hilarious satire on love, lies and life before and after the Iron Curtain.

The Boy on the Porch PDF Book By Dee Holmes

The Boy on the Porch

  • Author: Dee Holmes
  • ISBN Code: : 110120432X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 236 Readers
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Her books have been praised for being “fresh and wonderfully written” (Publishers Weekly) and she has been called “a truly gifted writer” (Rendezvous). Now, USA Today bestselling author Dee Holmes brings us a deeply moving story of a woman whose life is transformed by a boy who suddenly appears on her porch one day... On the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death, Annie Hunter comes home to find a ragged-looking boy asleep on her porch. When he awakes, she discovers his name is Cullen Gallagher—and that he’s convinced that Annie is his mother. Everyone knows his claim is preposterous, especially because she and her late husband, Richard, never had the chance to fulfill their dream of having children. Yet Annie finds herself drawn into the boy’s search for his birth parents—and to Linc McCoy, the handsome, rough-edged director of the home for troubled boys where Cullen lives. Slowly, Annie begins to imagine making a place in her life for young Cullen—and for Linc, the one man who could heal her wounded heart. “Dee Holmes tugs at readers’ heartstrings with great skill and insight.”—Barbara Bretton, USA Today Bestselling Author

Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times (Second Edition) PDF Book By Michael Dietsch

Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times (Second Edition)

  • Author: Michael Dietsch
  • ISBN Code: : 1682680568
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 709 Readers
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A beautiful revised edition, with foreword by Paul Clarke, and 10 new recipes. "A shrub is exactly what the people who invented the phrase 'slake your thirst' had in mind. A shrub is full of character and variety. The ingredients—fruit, sugar, and vinegar—are as simple as can be. But the variations are seemingly unlimited. It has another superpower: A strong shrub game can help you make the most of bruised or aging summer fruit." –The New York Times, in an article featuring Shrubs Michael Dietsch took the mixology community by storm when he brought back a popular drink from colonial times, the shrub. Not the green, leafy kind that grow in the ground, but a vintage drink mixer that can be spiked with alcohol or prepared as a soda. Drinkers, bartenders, and the media embraced the book. This new edition features a foreword by Paul Clarke, the Executive Editor of Imbibe magazine and author of The Cocktail Chronicles. Here is the definitive guide to making and using shrubs.

The Paris Review Book PDF Book By The Paris Review

The Paris Review Book

  • Author: The Paris Review
  • ISBN Code: : 0312710186
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Page : 768 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 492 Readers
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An exciting new anthology from the journal Time magazine called "the biggest 'little magazine' in history." To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the venerable Paris Review, Picador is proud to publish a unique anthology based on the themes of modern life. Like the work of the writers included, this book will inspire a dizzying range of thought and emotion, serving as a cumulative and breathtaking "mirror" to the world we live in. To appear: Jack Kerouac Norman Mailer Louise Erdrich Jonathan Franzen Gabriel García Márquez William Burroughs Denis Johnson David Foster Wallace Raymond Carver Italo Calvino Grace Paley and many more.

The New Russian Business Leaders PDF Book By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries,Stanislav V. Shekshnia,Konstantin Korotov,Elizabeth Florent-Treacy

The New Russian Business Leaders

  • Author: Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries,Stanislav V. Shekshnia,Konstantin Korotov,Elizabeth Florent-Treacy
  • ISBN Code: : 1845421590
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 290 Readers
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As a study of Russian business leadership, the depth of research and cogency of argument in the book is well ahead of anything else seen to date and to that end it deserves to be highly regarded. The Delta Intercultural Academy This book is obligatory reading for those planning to do business in Russia or wishing to understand how business is conducted. The New Russian Business Leaders is written by a distinguished group of international management specialists, including two Russians. Using models and case studies of leading Russian companies and entrepreneurs, the authors draw conclusions about Russia s evolving business climate, the requirements for entrepreneurial success, and the value of international business education for Russia s business leaders. Paul Gregory, Slavonic and East European Review This highly talented multinational team has produced a rich and meaningful contribution to the literature on Russian business. These authors know the very essence of Russia from their extensive academic and practitioner experience. They deliver fascinating, original in-depth case studies of the pioneering men and women business leaders of modern Russia s first capitalist decade. They also interpret the cases in the context of Russia s history and culture, and offer a comprehensive framework for how Russian business and leadership could evolve to build the country s economy. The New Russian Business Leaders will surely serve for years to come as an authoritative source for academics and practitioners seeking to understand the underlying dynamics of Russian business and its leaders. Sheila M. Puffer, Northeastern University, Boston, US In order to work effectively with Russian organizations, it is essential for potential Western partners and shareholders to fully understand their leadership style, organizational practices and business expectations. Based on extensive interviews with the pioneers of Russian business and the authors own experiences, this perceptive new book attempts to decipher the enigma of Russia s new generation of business leaders. The authors present six in-depth case studies focusing on companies of vastly differing sizes, ranging from a newly-privatized operation, and the creation and organization of an oligarch s empire, to several entrepreneurial start-ups in different service industries. The case studies document the changes and developments that have occurred in Russia since the privatization era of the 1990s, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the emerging business leadership orientations. Grounded in Russian culture and history, the book takes a balanced view of the rapid development and transformation of the country s business leadership over the past ten years. The authors also offer perceptive conclusions and practical advice that will not only contribute to the success of Western businesses operating in Russia and other former communist countries in Eastern Europe but also help business people in Eastern Europe create high performance organizations. As we move towards a globalized economy, the need to recognise executive behaviour in Russia is becoming increasingly important. This book will provide a great source of information for academics and researchers of entrepreneurship, leadership studies and international business. Although the focus is on Russian entrepreneurs, the lessons in the book are equally as relevant for other cultures and leadership styles.

The Woodie Chronicles PDF Book By Gregory A. Raymer

The Woodie Chronicles

  • Author: Gregory A. Raymer
  • ISBN Code: : 1410759164
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Page : 201 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 451 Readers
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Greg Phoenix has a problem. His drinking cost him his friends. Has landed him in jail. And now the angry Judge Hooton wants to throw the book at him. Facing serious prison time, boot camp or a unique community service job, Phoenix chooses community service, thinking it will be a breeze. But the universe has a different plan. Through a chain reaction of events, Phoenix lands a 1949 Woodie Wagon, and spends several weeks travelling from Nederland, Colorado to Key West, Florida fulfilling his community service obligation, facing danger and peril at almost every turn. Along the way, he not only finds his sobriety, develops an appreciation for old cars, drive in movie theaters and vintage DC-3 airplanes, but begins his spiritual journey as well. While life is bittersweet, Phoenix learns, his second chance in life gives him the courage and desire to go on.

The Economics of Beer PDF Book By Johan F. M. Swinnen

The Economics of Beer

  • Author: Johan F. M. Swinnen
  • ISBN Code: : 0191505013
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 322 Readers
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Beer has been consumed across the globe for centuries and was the drink of choice in many ancient societies. Today it is the most important alcoholic drink worldwide, in terms of volume and value. The largest brewing companies have developed into global multinationals, and the beer market has enjoyed strong growth in emerging economies, but there has been a substantial decline of beer consumption in traditional markets and a shift to new products. There is close interaction between governments and markets in the beer industry. For centuries, taxes on beer or its raw materials have been a major source of tax revenue and governments have regulated the beer industry for reasons related to quality, health, and competition. This book is the first economic analysis of the beer market and brewing industry. The introduction provides an economic history of beer, from monasteries in the early Middle Ages to the recent 'microbrewery movement', whilst other chapters consider whether people drink more beer during recessions, the effect of television on local breweries, and what makes a country a 'beer drinking' nation. It comprises a comprehensive and unique set of economic research and analysis on the economics of beer and brewing and covers economic history and development, supply and demand, trade and investment, geography and scale economies, technology and innovation, health and nutrition, quantity and quality, industrial organization and competition, taxation and regulation, and regional beer market developments.

The Test PDF Book By Brian O'Driscoll

The Test

  • Author: Brian O'Driscoll
  • ISBN Code: : 0241962692
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 838 Readers
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The bestselling autobiography of the greatest rugby player of our time: Brian O'Driscoll. Since 1999, when he made his international debut, there has been no greater player in world rugby than Brian O'Driscoll. In 2010 Rugby World magazine named him its world player of the decade - and since then the legend has only grown. Now, at the end of his amazing career - which culminated in fairy-tale fashion with Ireland's victory in the 2014 Six Nations championship - he tells his own story. Honest, gritty and thoughtful, Brian O'Driscoll's Autobiography is not just an essential sports book. It is an essential book about family, friends, hard work, courage and imagination. 'Honest, charming and revealing - a thoroughly good read' Rugby World 'A thoroughly enjoyable read ... After reading The Test I warmed even more to O'Driscoll as a player and a man. He stood for a new ethos in Irish sport that refused to accept mediocrity or glorious failure' Fergal Keane, Irish Times 'O'Driscoll's honesty ... takes the reader to a place they simply have not been before' Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent 'A must-read insight into the life and mind of Ireland's greatest rugby player' Irish Mail on Sunday 'There are fascinating insights into the lengths he was willing to go to perform at the highest level' Sunday Business Post

Whisky and Other Spirits PDF Book By Graham Stewart,Charles Bamforth,Inge Russell

Whisky and Other Spirits

  • Author: Graham Stewart,Charles Bamforth,Inge Russell
  • ISBN Code: : 0323853609
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Page : 596 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 645 Readers
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Whisky and Other Spirits: Technology, Production and Marketing, Third Edition continues to provide details from raw materials to the finished product, including production, packaging and marketing. It focuses on the science and technology of the process as well as the environment in which it is produced. Today, environmental concerns and sustainability of products has taken on a new level of importance. Traditional ways of packaging and marketing have also changed dramatically in recent years as the technology of packaging has moved from a staid bottle industry to spirit products that cross traditional beverage categories and packaging. This new edition provides the latest changes in industry and the beverages market. All chapters are updated, with new chapters added to help improve research and development, and to increase production of not only whiskey but other spirits such as gin and rum and white spirits. This new edition also discusses trendy reduced alcohol and no alcohol products. Presents a detailed look into current global situation for whisky and spirits production Highlights craft distilling and the challenges craft distillers face by presenting the art of spirit production in clear detail Presents insights into how marketing has changed for distilled products, with an emphasis on new mobile technologies

Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music PDF Book By Ralf von Appen,André Doehring,Allan F. Moore

Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music

  • Author: Ralf von Appen,André Doehring,Allan F. Moore
  • ISBN Code: : 1317052684
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 888 Readers
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Existing books on the analysis of popular music focus on theory and methodology, and normally discuss parts of songs briefly as examples. The impression often given is that songs are being chosen simply to illuminate and exemplify a theoretical position. In this book the obverse is true: songs take centre stage and are given priority. The authors analyse and interpret them intensively from a variety of theoretical positions that illuminate the song. Thus, methods and theories have to prove their use value in the face of a heterogeneous, contemporary repertoire. The book brings together researchers from very different cultural backgrounds and encourages them to compare their different hearings and to discuss the ways in which they make sense of specific songs. All songs analysed are from the new millennium, most of them not older than three years. Because the most widely popular styles are too often ignored by academics, this book aims to shed light on how million sellers work musically. Therefore, it encompasses a broad palette, highlighting mainstream pop (Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Lucenzo, Amy McDonald), but also accounting for critically acclaimed ’indie’ styles (Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie, PJ Harvey), R&B (Destiny’s Child, Janelle Monae), popular hard rock (Kings of Leon, Rammstein), and current electronic music (Andrés, Björk). By concentrating on 13 well-known songs, this book offers some model analyses that can very easily be studied at home or used in seminars and classrooms for students of popular music at all academic levels.

Chekhov: The Essential Plays PDF Book By Anton Chekhov

Chekhov: The Essential Plays

  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • ISBN Code: : 1588362663
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Drama
  • Reviews : 655 Readers
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Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of our time—versions that have been staged throughout the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—are Chekhov’s four essential masterpieces for the theater.

Those Were the Days, Tovarish PDF Book By George Oscar Lee

Those Were the Days, Tovarish

  • Author: George Oscar Lee
  • ISBN Code: : 9781469111827
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 312 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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MAKSIM ZIEMTSOV is in a privileged position at the Soviet Union in 1980s. Son of a high ranking Red Army officer, Hero of the Soviet Union he holds the position of Assistant Curator of Moscows prestigious Ostankino Museum. Yet, he is chaffing at the bit .Depended on the chain of command of the Communist system, he is subject to the whim of every link. Series of apparatchiks from his immediate superior to the Secretary of the Communist Party control his life. A chance meeting with a Swiss diplomat and a subsequent trip to his country open his eyes to a different world. After inhaling the breath of freedom he steals, smuggles, illegally crosses borders and winds up in Canada. The other characters in the book, his Jewish mother, his sister in law a concert pianist, her husband Yefim and a touring American dentist exert some influence on him but ultimately it is his own drive for a better life which determines his decisions. A murder and rape attempt are also part of spellbinding story.

The Autograph Man PDF Book By Zadie Smith

The Autograph Man

  • Author: Zadie Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0141930276
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 353 Readers
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The Autograph Man is Zadie Smith's whirlwind tour of celebrity and our fame-obsessed times. Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a twenty-something, Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion - it takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and sons, as Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart's desire. Exposing our misconceptions about our idols - about ourselves - Zadie Smith delivers a brilliant, unforgettable tale about who we are and what we really want to be. 'A glorious concoction written by our most beguiling and original prose-wizard' Independent on Sunday 'A brilliant comedy with a tantalising throb of mystic philosophy underneath' Philip Hensher, Books of the Year, Spectator 'A pleasure from the first page to the last' Evening Standard 'Intellectually agile ... ecstatic inventiveness' Time 'A classic' Spectator 'Genuinely funny and entertaining' Guardian 'Vibrant, highly imaginative' Jewish Chronicle 'Full of irony, humour, the search for love and the fear of death . . . a touching, thoughtful, deeply felt rite-of-passage novel' Sunday Telegraph

Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder PDF Book By Jay Margolis

Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder

  • Author: Jay Margolis
  • ISBN Code: : 1462017576
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 456 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 217 Readers
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It is one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century. How did Marilyn Monroe die? Although no pills were found in her stomach during the autopsy, it was still documented in the Los Angeles coroner's report that she had swallowed sixty-four sleeping pills prior to her demise. In Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder, biographer Jay Margolis presents the most thorough investigation of Marilyn Monroe's death to date and shares how he reached the definitive conclusion that she was murdered. Margolis meticulously dissects the events leading up to her death, revealing a major conspiracy and countless lies. In an exclusive interview with actress Jane Russell three months before her death, he reveals Russell's belief that Monroe was murdered and points the finger at the man she held responsible. While examining the actions of Peter Lawford, Bobby Kennedy, and Monroe's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, Margolis establishes a timeline of her last day alive that leads to shocking revelations. In August 1962, Marilyn Monroe's lifeless body was found on her bed, leaving all to wonder what really happened to the beautiful young starlet. Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder provides a fascinating examination of one of the most puzzling deaths of all time.

Shanghai PDF Book By Donald G. Moore

Shanghai

  • Author: Donald G. Moore
  • ISBN Code: : 9781469744841
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 225 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 720 Readers
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China, 1939, a country besieged by war and poverty while its most modern city, Shanghai, openly displays wealth and decadence is the backdrop for a story of murder, treachery and the search for a priceless artifact, a jade and gold burial suit made two millenniums earlier for Chin Shih-huang-ti, the first emperor of China.

Vodka Politics PDF Book By Mark Lawrence Schrad

Vodka Politics

  • Author: Mark Lawrence Schrad
  • ISBN Code: : 0199389470
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 245 Readers
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Russia is famous for its vodka, and its culture of extreme intoxication. But just as vodka is central to the lives of many Russians, it is also central to understanding Russian history and politics. In Vodka Politics, Mark Lawrence Schrad argues that debilitating societal alcoholism is not hard-wired into Russians' genetic code, but rather their autocratic political system, which has long wielded vodka as a tool of statecraft. Through a series of historical investigations stretching from Ivan the Terrible through Vladimir Putin, Vodka Politics presents the secret history of the Russian state itself-a history that is drenched in liquor. Scrutinizing (rather than dismissing) the role of alcohol in Russian politics yields a more nuanced understanding of Russian history itself: from palace intrigues under the tsars to the drunken antics of Soviet and post-Soviet leadership, vodka is there in abundance. Beyond vivid anecdotes, Schrad scours original documents and archival evidence to answer provocative historical questions. How have Russia's rulers used alcohol to solidify their autocratic rule? What role did alcohol play in tsarist coups? Was Nicholas II's ill-fated prohibition a catalyst for the Bolshevik Revolution? Could the Soviet Union have become a world power without liquor? How did vodka politics contribute to the collapse of both communism and public health in the 1990s? How can the Kremlin overcome vodka's hurdles to produce greater social well-being, prosperity, and democracy into the future? Viewing Russian history through the bottom of the vodka bottle helps us to understand why the "liquor question" remains important to Russian high politics even today-almost a century after the issue had been put to bed in most every other modern state. Indeed, recognizing and confronting vodka's devastating political legacies may be the greatest political challenge for this generation of Russia's leadership, as well as the next.

The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies PDF Book By Torsten Kolind,Betsy Thom,Geoffrey Hunt

The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies

  • Author: Torsten Kolind,Betsy Thom,Geoffrey Hunt
  • ISBN Code: : 1473944198
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Page : 742 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 846 Readers
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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible handbook takes a critical look at the key theories, disciplinary approaches, contemporary issues and debates in the field. · Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies · Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies · Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

Spy Dust PDF Book By Antonio Mendez,Jonna Mendez,Bruce Henderson

Spy Dust

  • Author: Antonio Mendez,Jonna Mendez,Bruce Henderson
  • ISBN Code: : 0743434587
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reviews : 453 Readers
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From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished the upper hand over the KGB in the intelligence war. From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Academy Award winner Argo... Moscow, 1988. The twilight of the Cold War. The KGB is at its most ruthless, and has now indisputably gained the upper hand over the CIA in the intelligence war. But no one knows how. Ten CIA agents and double-agents have gone missing in the last three years. They have either been executed or they are unaccounted for. At Langley, several theories circulate as to how the KGB seems suddenly to have become telepathic, predicting the CIA's every move. Some blame the defection of Edward Lee Howard three years before, and suspect that there are more high-placed moles to be unearthed. Others speculate that the KGB's surveillance successes have been heightened by the invention of an invisible electromagnetic powder that allows them to keep tabs on anyone who touches it: spy dust. CIA officers Tony Mendez and Jonna Goeser come together to head up a team of technical wizards and operational specialists, determined to solve the mystery that threatens to overshadow the Cold War's final act. Working against known and unknown hostile forces, as well as some unfriendly elements within the CIA, they devise controversial new operational methods and techniques to foil the KGB, and show the extraordinary lengths that US intelligence is willing to go to protect a source, then rescue him when his world starts to collapse. At the same time, Tony and Jonna find themselves falling deeply in love. During a fascinating odyssey that began in Indochina fifteen years before and ends in a breathtakingly daring operation in the heart of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, Spy Dust catapults the reader from the Hindu Kush to Hollywood, from Havana to Moscow, but cannot truly conclude until its protagonists are safely wedded in rural Maryland.

The Makeup of RuPauläó»s Drag Race PDF Book By Jim Daems

The Makeup of RuPauläó»s Drag Race

  • Author: Jim Daems
  • ISBN Code: : 1476618860
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 872 Readers
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Start your engines—for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul’s DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows’ representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues. Contributors focus on the structure of the two programs, the subversive nature of drag itself, the treatment of trans contestants, the issues of race, the language and the shows’ handling of LGBTQ political issues. A comprehensive discussion is provided of the shows’ premise, the host and the contestants through six seasons of Drag Race and the three seasons of DragU.

The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits PDF Book By Bill Owens,Alan Dikty

The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits

  • Author: Bill Owens,Alan Dikty
  • ISBN Code: : 1616735554
  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 385 Readers
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This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.

Art of the Bartender PDF Book By Sir Francis IV

Art of the Bartender

  • Author: Sir Francis IV
  • ISBN Code: : 1524569070
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 795 Readers
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Art of the Bartender: A Book of Philosophy, Technique, and Wisdom is comprised of ten chapters of what could be closely associated with an art or discipline. These thoughts are intermingled with personal accounts that occur between 1994 to present. Within these pages are the highlights of what the causes and effects of drug addiction, self-indulgence, long nights, and lack of focus can do to a young life. The A of the B has the possibility of transcending the realm of bartending because it focuses more on the life journey that these people take. Our environment, for the most part, is just window dressing. Underneath it all, we are all struggling to find our path day after day.

The Enemy Is Me PDF Book By Donald Silverman

The Enemy Is Me

  • Author: Donald Silverman
  • ISBN Code: : 1414025459
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 375 Readers
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Peter Abrams is the father of four daughters and an illegitimate son. He swears he'll never be like his father, a Jewish workaholic who was always too busy for his boys. Mr. Abrams disowns Peter when he falls in love and marries a Catholic woman. Peter promises himself he will spend time with his family and give them the love he never had, but once he tastes success, he becomes everything he loathed in his father. Peter stops at nothing to build an empire for a family he's destined to lose.

The Way Back PDF Book By Marilyn DeMars

The Way Back

  • Author: Marilyn DeMars
  • ISBN Code: : 1469728338
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 294 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 693 Readers
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Jody gets a tip as to the whereabouts of her long-lost brother, Don. Ever since he took off eight years ago, when he was nineteen and she fourteen, she's missed him and worried about him incessantly. Finding him now and bringing him back to their home in Winona, Minnesota becomes her obsession. She persuades her boss, Elliot, to take a break from his failing motel business and go with her on the up-north trip. Due to some unexpected circumstances, a simple plan turns desperate and crazy. Returning home does not prove to be everyone's solace. Besides the brother and sister each having a nagging past that won't leave them alone, and an uncertain future to face, Jody struggles to reestablish their once close sibling relationship. Unusual obstacles work in strange ways toward keeping all of them, Jody, Don, and Elliot, searching for resolutions toward stable and meaningful lives.

The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry PDF Book By David Patterson

The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry

  • Author: David Patterson
  • ISBN Code: : 1412820073
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Page : 579 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 471 Readers
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The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a collection of eyewitness testimonies, letters, diaries, affidavits, and other documents on the activities of the Nazis against Jews in the camps, ghettoes, and towns of Eastern Europe. Arguably, the only apt comparison is to The Gulag Archipelago of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This definitive edition, including for the first time materials omitted from previous editions, is a major addition to the literature on the Holocaust. Now available in paperback, it will be of particular interest to students, teachers, and scholars of the Holocaust and those interested in the history of Europe. The Black Book is the single most important text documenting the slaughter of Jews in the USSR. Until now, it was only available in English in truncated editions. Because of its profound significance, this definitive English translation of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry is a major literary and intellectual event. " O]ne of the most important books in the vast literature on the Holocaust...The extent of cruelty exhibited here and the uncontrolled ways in which it happened are a graphic demonstration of what the human race is capable of when left entirely to its own devices."-William B. Helmreich, Long Island Jewish World " P]repared by Ehrenburg and Grossman themselves, with fine literary skill...Each section of the documents has a useful set of notes compiled by David Patterson, author of this excellent translation, which clarifies factual issues, and presents brief biographies of more significant figures."-Richard Overy, Times Literary Supplement

Contemporary Russian Cinema PDF Book By Vlad Strukov

Contemporary Russian Cinema

  • Author: Vlad Strukov
  • ISBN Code: : 147440765X
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 672 Readers
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Analysing films by established directors such as Sokurov and Zel'dovich, as well as lesser-known filmmakers like Balabanov and Kalatozishvili, this book explores the particular style of film presentation that has emerged in Russia since 2000, characterised by its use of highly abstract concepts and visual language.

The Aftermath PDF Book By Samuel C. Florman

The Aftermath

  • Author: Samuel C. Florman
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429973939
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 337 Readers
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The year is 2010 and the world as we know it has come to an end. A huge comet has smashed into the earth off the coast of California, vaporizing and generating a fiery rain that engulfs the globe in a destructive holocaust. But at the opposite pole of the planet, there is a "safe zone" encompassing part of the southeast African shore and the southern tip of Madagascar where the damage is extensive but not total. Spared from destruction is a luxury cruise ship, the Queen of Africa, which carries 600 of the world's leading engineers. These outstanding technologists, traveling with their immediate families, are engaged in a seminar dedicated to finding solutions to humanity's eternal needs-shelter, food, energy, environmental preservation, and the like. But when the impact of the comet sends shock waves around the world, the passengers' first priority is to abandon ship for terra firma. Thus they head for the South African coast to begin the task of "starting over." In KwaZulu Natal the passengers find a surviving community of about 25,000, including many experienced agricultural and industrial workers. These people have been cast back, physically, to the Stone Age, but intellectually they are at the forefront of technological progress in the 21st century, and they have at their disposal the natural resources needed to embark on an industrial revolution. So begins an epic adventure of rebuilding the world from scratch, but in an unpredictable, and sometimes hostile, environment, survival itself may be the real challenge. The Aftermath is a provocative adventure story that provides a scientifically sound blueprint for surviving Armageddon.

The Gift PDF Book By Delmar C. Sanders

The Gift

  • Author: Delmar C. Sanders
  • ISBN Code: : 1412212804
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Page : 96 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 550 Readers
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Delmar Sanders, MD, has chronicled his life story in a poignant and magnificent manner. Despite almost insurmountable obstacles along the way, he has successfully accomplished his objective in life - to be become a successful neurosurgeon. And now he shows his gratitude by giving us a Gift which will benefit many patients with Multiple Sclerosis and many other diseases.

Listen to the Heart PDF Book By Kay Williamson

Listen to the Heart

  • Author: Kay Williamson
  • ISBN Code: : 1469750376
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 250 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 642 Readers
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Up and coming architect Debra Paley endured a lifetime of nightmares that resulted in psychosomatic illness. These nightmares combined with the odd recurrence that Debra is often mistaken for a girl named Nicole lead a parapsychologist to conclude Debra is picking up the vibrations of another person. When Debra begins work at the prestigious St. Claire Architectural Firm, she meets and falls in love with Terry St. Claire. Coworker Anita Parker, obsessed with Terry, sabotages Debra's drawings and plots to murder her. Meanwhile, two men are following wealthy Terry St. Claire with plans for a kidnapping. On Halloween Eve, at the opening of the firm's latest project, The Carlotta Inn, Anita is prepared to carry out her murderous plot. But the evening proves to be full of surprises for both Anita and Debra as the mystery of Debra's psychosomatic illnesses is finally solved.

The Last British President PDF Book By Marc Thomas

The Last British President

  • Author: Marc Thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 1791382347
  • Publisher : Marc Thomas
  • Page : 495 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 269 Readers
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In a nation torn to pieces by ruthless dictators and corrupt presidents, Robert Crawford has no idea that his life was mapped out long before he was born. With a plan devised in the previous century, one naval officer will stop at nothing to ensure that his protégé changes Argentina for ever. From a gentleman's club in London, Jack Forsyth and his secret cabal believe their meticulous plan is fool proof. But Robert's dangerous journey to the top could bring the plan crashing down, and along with it, governments thousands of miles apart. Two strong and determined women could decide Robert's fate, but who will betray him and will his true identity be discovered by the Argentine people? Only one person holds the key to the last British president.

If Looks Could Kill PDF Book By Kate White

If Looks Could Kill

  • Author: Kate White
  • ISBN Code: : 0759527970
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 219 Readers
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A novel that marks the debut of a sexy and wickedly entertaining new mystery series, If Looks Could Kill introduces a heroine whose blend of wry humor and gutsiness will win over readers everywhere. Bailey's in bed with her commitment-challenged lover K.C. when she gets a frantic call from her high-maintenance boss at Gloss magazine. Grabbing coffee and a cab outside her Greenwich Village apartment-the consolation prize in her divorce settlement-Bailey reluctantly heads uptown. At Cat Jones's Upper East Side town house, she finds something that seriously clashes with the chic decor: the dead body of the family's live-in nanny. As Bailey-unofficially-delves into the murdered girl's past, she finds no shortage of A-list suspects. But when a startling discovery suggests that Cat may have been the intended victim, Bailey is suddenly up to her bed head in a high-profile investigation that's perfect fodder for a tabloid headline: Is someone trying to kill the editors of women's magazines? With the spotlight on New York's glitzy media world, Bailey interviews back-stabbing editors, straying husbands, and one sexy, six-feet-two psychologist who could make her decide to kick K.C. to the curb. Sporting her pair of red slingbacks and armed with the investigative skills she's honed as a true crime reporter, she sets out on a search that takes her from Manhattan's exclusive Carnegie Hill area-the nanny heartland of America-to the ritzy weekend estates of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Bailey will need all her street smarts and some lightning-fast detective work to catch a killer who could end up deleting her name from the masthead for good.

The Time Traveler's Wife PDF Book By Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife

  • Author: Audrey Niffenegger
  • ISBN Code: : 0578889412
  • Publisher : Night Bookmobile Editions
  • Page : 424 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 387 Readers
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A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who inadvertently travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love. “Niffenegger’s inventive and poignant writing is well worth a trip” (Entertainment Weekly).

The Paradox of Generosity PDF Book By Christian Smith,Hilary Davidson

The Paradox of Generosity

  • Author: Christian Smith,Hilary Davidson
  • ISBN Code: : 019939492X
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 790 Readers
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Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact-usually good, sometimes destructive-that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly-random acts of kindness are not enough. Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to understand the true impact and meaning of generosity.

Seal Team Seven #19: Field of Fire PDF Book By Keith Douglass

Seal Team Seven #19: Field of Fire

  • Author: Keith Douglass
  • ISBN Code: : 1101576073
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 300 Readers
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Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock and five members of Seal Team Seven are assigned to back up the CIA on a covert operation in Syria. Their mission: destroy the laboratory housing an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) bomb capable of rendering all electronic components within a hundred-mile radius inoperative. But just when the SEALs think they’ve been successful, an EMP is detonated just off the coast of Haifa, Israel, disabling the entire city. As Israel’s military defends its land from Syrian invasion, Seal Team Seven must enter the fray—and rescue ten American college students trapped in the chaos.

Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith PDF Book By Patricia Highsmith

Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

  • Author: Patricia Highsmith
  • ISBN Code: : 0393345661
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 945 Readers
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"Highsmith is no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre...than are Doestoevsky, Faulkner and Camus."—Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times The Patricia Highsmith renaissance continues with Nothing That Meets the Eye, a brilliant collection of twenty-eight psychologically penetrating stories, a great majority of which are published for the first time in this collection. This volume spans almost fifty years of Highsmith's career and establishes her as a permanent member of our American literary canon, as attested by recent publication of two of these stories in The New Yorker and Harper's. The stories assembled in Nothing That Meets the Eye, written between 1938 and 1982, are vintage Highsmith: a gigolo-like psychopath preys on unfulfilled career women; a lonely spinster's fragile hold on reality is tethered to the bottle; an estranged postal worker invents homicidal fantasies about his coworkers. While some stories anticipate the diabolical narratives of the Ripley novels, others possess a Capra-like sweetness that forces us to see the author in a new light. From this new collection, a remarkable portrait of the American psyche at mid-century emerges, unforgettably distilled by the inimitable eye of Patricia Highsmith. A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Rave of 2002.

1,000 UK Number One Hits PDF Book By Jon Kutner,Spencer Leigh

1,000 UK Number One Hits

  • Author: Jon Kutner,Spencer Leigh
  • ISBN Code: : 0857123602
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 245 Readers
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The official UK charts started in November 1952 with Al Martin's Here's In My Heart at the top. Since then, there have been over 50 years of changes and we have now reached the 1,000 number one.

Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography PDF Book By H. Maes

Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography

  • Author: H. Maes
  • ISBN Code: : 1137367938
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 318 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 779 Readers
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What happens when art and pornography meet? By providing a plurality of disciplinary approaches and theoretical perspectives this essay collection will give the reader a fuller and deeper understanding of the commonalities and frictions between artistic and pornographic representations.

The Harry Bosch Novels: Volume 2 PDF Book By Michael Connelly

The Harry Bosch Novels: Volume 2

  • Author: Michael Connelly
  • ISBN Code: : 0759508402
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 832 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 337 Readers
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The Last Coyote: LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is suspended from the force for attacking his commanding officer. Unable to remain idle, he investigates the long-unsolved murder of a Hollywood prostitute. Trunk Music: Harry returns to the force to investigate the murder of a movie producer with Mafia ties. Up against both the LAPD's organized crime unit and the mob, Harry follows the money trail to Las Vegas, where the case becomes personal. Angels Flight: The murder of a prominent African-American attorney who made his career suing the police for racism and brutality means that Harry's friends and associates have become suspects; and he must work closely with longtime enemies suspicious of his maverick ways to investigate them. Together for the first time, these three chilling, pulse-pounding novels chart the volatile, breakneck career of the sleuth the New York Post calls "the quintessential mystery book hero" and prove that "Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch novels are the most impressive body of work by any writer of crime thrillers now active" (Washington Post).

Rhapsody in Overdrive PDF Book By Gary R. Peterson

Rhapsody in Overdrive

  • Author: Gary R. Peterson
  • ISBN Code: : 9781469709505
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 463 Readers
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The price of freedom is getting high. A bored and restless 15-year-old named Floyd Wolf foolishly ingests a powerful psychoactive drug called Blue Horse, but he isn't prepared for the ensuing mental chaos that permanently alters his perceptions. When the coincidental death of his mother further burdens him with a guilt complex the size of Detroit, he leaves home with his pals for California but winds up hitchhiking back across the country alone, searching for peace of mind in a world that seems to be conspiring against him. Only the vague memories of a girl and his formerly happy existence, keeps him putting one foot in front of the other despite his mental malady. In the end, Floyd's paranoia must prove to be either well founded or schizophrenic. Rhapsody In Overdrive chronicles his anguished attempt to go back home again. There's nothing funny about a bad acid flashback, but this psychological adventure story is not without comic relief.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English PDF Book By Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

  • Author: Tom Dalzell,Terry Victor
  • ISBN Code: : 1317372522
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 864 pages
  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Reviews : 636 Readers
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Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language.