- Book: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
- Author: Helen Fielding
- Number of pages: 400
- E-book file-sizes: 4.8 – 16.51 Mb
Bridget Jones—one of the most beloved characters in modern literature (v.g.)—is back! In Helen Fielding’s wildly funny, hotly-anticipated new novel, Bridget faces a few rather pressing questions: What do you do when your girlfriend’s sixtieth birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s thirtieth?Is it better to die of Botox or die of loneliness because you’re so wrinkly?Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?Is it normal to be too vain to put on your reading glasses when checking your toy boy for head lice?Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?Is it normal to get fewer followers the more you tweet?Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?If you put lip plumper on your hands do you get plump hands?Is sleeping with someone after two dates and six weeks of texting the same as getting married after two meetings and six months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day?Pondering these and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, tweeting, texting, technology, and rediscovering her sexuality in—Warning! Bad, outdated phrase approaching!—middle age.In a triumphant return after fourteen years of silence, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, page-turning, witty, wise, outrageous, and bloody hilarious.Read more Read less
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- Book: Transition in Post-soviet Art: Collective Actions Before and After 1989
- Author: Octavian Esanu, With a Foreword by Boris Groys
- Number of pages: 375
- E-book file-sizes: 4.5 – 15.48 Mb
The Eastern European transition from socialism to capitalism that began in the early 1990s radically altered the artistic practice of the unofficial artists who had emerged decades earlier in the shadow of state socialism. This volume seeks to understand the nature of these changes by closely following the evolution of Moscow Conceptualism and of the Moscow-based conceptual artist group Collective Actions in particular. Esanu takes the history of this group as a case study to argue for a cultural or more specifically an artistic transition that unfolded in the background of the dominant economic and political one. The book performs a close reading of the Collective Actions group s ten-volume Journeys Outside the City and Andrei Monastyrsky s Dictionary of Moscow Conceptualism, revealing new artistic concerns and media as well as new modes of interaction among artists and their public. He follows the group through ten consecutive phases between 1975 and 2008, discussing the changes that occur in each new volume of the Journeys and comparing the Soviet volumes to those assembled after the dissolution of the USSR. The concept of transition to democracy is succinctly presented alongside the short-lived history of the Soros Centers for Contemporary Art a pro-Western institutional mechanism implemented after 1989 to adjust the artistic practice of Eastern European artists to the logic of capitalist transition.Read more Read less
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- Book: Brand: It Ain’t the Logo*
- Author: Ted Matthews, Greg De Koker, Andris Pone
- Number of pages: 184
- E-book file-sizes: 2.21 – 7.6 Mb
Egged on by business schools and the ad industry, most senior executives equate their Brand with their logo or advertising tactics – and as a result, they delegate the Brand to their marketing department. They’ve never been taught that in fact, a “Brand is what people think of you,” and that it must be owned by the CEO – the only person in the organization who can make delivering it everyone’s responsibility. If you have anything to do with your company’s Brand you should read this book. Brand: It Ain’t the Logo* (*It’s what people think of you™) will give you an understanding and appreciation of Brand that can’t be found anywhere else.
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- Book: American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day
- Author: Robert Coram
- Number of pages: 416
- E-book file-sizes: 4.99 – 17.17 Mb
During the course of his military career, Bud Day won every available combat medal, escaped death on no less than seven occasions, and spent 67 months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, along with John McCain. Despite sustained torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere–a man who fought without pause, not a prisoner of war, but a prisoner at war.Upon his return, passed over for promotion to Brigadier General, Day retired. But years later, with his children grown and a lifetime of service to his country behind him, he would engage in another battle, this one against an opponent he never had expected: his own country. On his side would be the hundreds of thousands of veterans who had fought for America only to be betrayed. And what would happen next would make Bud Day an even greater legend.Read more Read less
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- Book: Strategic Management and Business Policy (11th Edition)
- Author: Thomas L. Wheelen, David L. Hunger
- Number of pages: 1064
- E-book file-sizes: 12.77 – 43.93 Mb
This comprehensive book offers an engaging look into new and traditional strategic management topics. Its thorough coverage helps readers develop an understanding of the wide range of theories and research available in this field—from competitive strategy and industry analysis to environmental trends and ethics. Integration of international issues throughout provides an essential understanding of global economics and its impact on business activities in any location. This book contains the latest research and examples of well-known and not-so-well known companies dealing with complicated strategic issues. . For directors of strategic planning, competitive intelligence analysts, and strategic planners.
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- Book: Coast of Dreams
- Author: Kevin Starr
- Number of pages: 800
- E-book file-sizes: 9.6 – 33.02 Mb
“From O.J. to Arnold Schwarzenegger, earthquakes to rolling blackouts, silicon valley to riots in the street, California state historian Kevin Starr has assembled the history of the Golden Gate State since 1990 to create a vivid snapshot of a state constantly on the edge of tomorrow. Coast of Dreams captures an extraordinary place, from its rich and exceptionally diverse palette of people, cultures and values; to its economy that is larger than most nations and mirrors the economic state of the country; to a political landscape so roiled that a Governor can be recalled scant months after his re-election and replaced by a Hollywood action star. This is a book that is sweeping in scope, intimate in detail and altogether fascinated with the splendor of California.”
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- Book: And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails
- Author: Wayne Curtis
- Number of pages: 304
- E-book file-sizes: 3.65 – 12.56 Mb
One spirit, Ten cocktails, and Four Centuries of American HistoryAnd a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously entertaining story of America as seen through the bottom of a drinking glass. With a chapter for each of ten cocktails—from the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the 1700s to the mojitos of modern club hoppers—Wayne Curtis reveals that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the exploding sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society. Curtis takes us from the taverns of the American colonies, where rum delivered both a cheap wallop and cash for the Revolution, to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of Central America, to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba, and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of 1950s America. Here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere stopping for a nip during his famous ride, Prohibitionists marching against “demon rum,” Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today’s bartenders reviving old favorites like Planter’s Punch. In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum—once the swill of the common man—has found its way into the tasting rooms of the most discriminating drinkers. Awash with local color and wry humor, And a Bottle of Rum is an affectionate toast to this most American of liquors, a chameleon spirit that has been constantly reinvented over the centuries by tavern keepers, bootleggers, lounge lizards, and marketing gurus. Complete with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating.From the Hardcover edition.
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- Book: Walking the Amazon: 861 Days
- Author: Ed Stafford
- Number of pages: 320
- E-book file-sizes: 3.84 – 13.21 Mb
In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river. With danger a constant companion – outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relentless tropical storms – Ed’s journey demanded extreme physical and mental strength. Often warned by natives that he would die, Ed even found himself pursued by machete-wielding tribesmen and detained for murder. However, Ed’s journey was an adventure with a purpose: to help raise people’s awareness of environmental issues. Ed had unprecedented access to indigenous communities and witnessed the devastating effects of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest first-hand. His story of disappearing tribes and loss of habitats concerns us all. Ultimately though, Amazon is an account of a world-first expedition that takes readers on the most daring journey along the world’s greatest river and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth.
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- Book: Ethics and World Politics
- Author: Duncan Bell
- Number of pages: 400
- E-book file-sizes: 4.8 – 16.51 Mb
Ideal for courses in international relations and political theory, Ethics and World Politics explores the ethical dimensions of some of the most complex problems in world politics. Drawing together distinguished scholars from around the world, this cutting-edge text provides unique coverage of numerous approaches and issues.To help break down the material and make it more accessible to students, editor Duncan Bell divides the text into three parts:* Part I: Methods and Political Theory covers the different methods and approaches employed to study the subject including analytical political theory, post-structuralism, and critical theory.* Part II: General Perspectives surveys some of the most prominent perspectives on global ethics including cosmopolitanism, communitarianism of various kinds, theories of international society, realism, postcolonialism, feminism, and green political thought.* Part III: Themes presents numerous case studies, helping students to link concrete examples to general theoretical discussions. It examines a variety of more specific issues, including immigration, democracy, human rights, the just war tradition and its critics, international law, and global poverty and inequality.Ethics and World Politics is supported by a Companion Website that provides students with additional case studies, a glossary, and useful weblinks. The website also offers PowerPoint-based lecture slides for instructors.
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- Book: Eleanor, Quiet No More
- Author: Doreen Rappaport, Gary Kelley
- Number of pages: 48
- E-book file-sizes: 0.58 – 2 Mb
Eleanor Roosevelt was raised in a privileged but stern Victorian household, with an affectionate but mostly absent father and a critical mother who made fun of her daughter’s looks. Alone and lonely for much of her childhood, Eleanor found solace in books and in the life of her lively and independent mind. Her intellectual gifts and compassionate heart won her the admiration of many friends — and the love of her future husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. While other young women of her class were spending time at dances and parties, Eleanor devoted her energies to teaching children in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods. Later, she became the most socially and politically active — and controversial — First Lady America had ever seen. Ambassador, activist, and champion of civil rights, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the soul of America forever.In her eloquent prose, Doreen Rappaport captures the essence of Eleanor’s character and the deep significance of her legacy. With beautiful paintings by Gary Kelley and selections from Eleanor’s own writings, Eleanor’s Big Words is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary American.
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