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Match Made in Manhattan

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ISBN10 : 1510728104

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: After two intense, dead-end relationships, serial monogamist Alison finds herself confused, lonely, and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating app and resolves to remain open-minded and optimistic as she explores the New York City singles' scene. With the click of a button, her adventures begin: On one date, she's dumped before the first kiss; on another, she dons full HAZMAT gear; she meets a tattooed folk singer turned investment banker, an undercover agent who tracks illegal exotic animals, and dozens of other colorful, captivating personalities. Giving them each her signature "pants speech"—her pants aren't coming off unless she has a real connection with someone—she desperately wants to push past the awkward small-talk phase to find true love, but finding "the one" is starting to feel impossible. That is, until she meets Luke, who is sophisticated, funny, and not to mention, hot. Alison finds herself falling for Luke harder than any guy she's dated and finally letting her walls down, but will he stick around or move on to his next match? Match Made in Manhattan is a fast-paced, contemporary story about the struggles of dating in the digital age. Replete with online profiles, witty dialogue, and a super-supportive group of female friends, this all-too-real and relatable debut novel will have readers laughing, crying, and rooting for Alison all the way to the end.

Murder Is My Dish

Author : Stephen Marlowe

ISBN10 : 1453252533

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 172

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1849

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Book Summary: A kidnapped intellectual and a dead partner take Drum to South America When Andy Dineen tires of the FBI, he jumps ship for Langley and joins the CIA to fight the Cold War in Berlin. After years in the spy game, he grows sick of the paperwork, and is considering his options when an old friend, private detective Chester Drum, offers him a job. Drum is surprised when his old academy classmate takes him up on it, and shocked when it gets Dineen killed. Dineen’s first and last case is a stint as a bodyguard for a South American intellectual who’s writing an exposé of his nation’s savage dictator. When the strongman’s thugs kidnap the author and bludgeon Dineen, Drum rushes to the hospital just in time to watch his friend die. Avenging Dineen will mean a trip to South America, and infiltrating a palace whose secret police are not half as dangerous as the despot’s daughter.

New Makers of Modern Culture

Author : Wintle Justin

ISBN10 : 1134094531

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 1816

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: New Makers of Modern Culture is the successor to the classic reference works Makers of Modern Culture and Makers of Nineteenth-Century Culture, published by Routledge in the early 1980s. The set was extremely successful and continues to be used to this day, due to the high quality of the writing, the distinguished contributors, and the cultural sensitivity shown in the selection of those individuals included. New Makers of Modern Culture takes into full account the rise and fall of reputation and influence over the last twenty-five years and the epochal changes that have occurred: the demise of Marxism and the collapse of the Soviet Union; the rise and fall of postmodernism; the eruption of Islamic fundamentalism; the triumph of the Internet. Containing over eight hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, New Makers includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, next to John Ruskin is Salmon Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping runs shoulders with Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva with Kropotkin. Once again, Wintle has enlisted the services of many distinguished writers and leading academics, such as Sam Beer, Bernard Crick, Edward Seidensticker and Paul Preston. In a few cases, for example Michael Holroyd and Philip Larkin, contributors are themselves the subject of entries. With its global reach, New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing. There is an index of names and key terms.

Rare Books Uncovered

Author : Rebecca Rego Barry

ISBN10 : 1627888233

Publisher : Voyageur Press

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Antiques & Collectibles

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Book Summary: Feed your inner bibliophile with this volume on unearthed rare and antiquarian books. Few collectors are as passionate or as dogged in the pursuit of their quarry as collectors of rare books. In Rare Books Uncovered, expert on rare and antiquarian books Rebecca Rego Barry recounts the stories of remarkable discoveries from the world of book collecting. Read about the family whose discovery in their attic of a copy of Action Comics No. 1--the first appearance of Superman-saved their home from foreclosure. Or the Salt Lake City bookseller who volunteered for a local fundraiser--and came across a 500-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Or the collector who, while browsing his local thrift shop, found a collectible copy of Calvary in China--inscribed by the author to the collector's grandfather. These tales and many others will entertain and inspire casual collectors and hardcore bibliomaniacs alike.

American Theatre

Author : Thomas S. Hischak

ISBN10 : 0195352556

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 520

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: Volume Four of the distinguished American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama series offers a thorough, candid, and fascinating look at the theater in New York during the last decades of the twentieth century.

The Concise Cinegraph

Author : ans-Michael Bock,,,im Bergfelder,,

ISBN10 : 0857455656

Publisher : Berghahn Books

Number of Pages : 600

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.

Mae West

Author : Jill Watts

ISBN10 : 0195347676

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued by film censors and banned from the airwaves for the revolutionary content of her work, and yet would ascend to the status of film legend? Sifting through previously untapped sources, author Jill Watts unravels the enigmatic life of Mae West, tracing her early years spent in the Brooklyn subculture of boxers and underworld figures, and follows her journey through burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and, finally, Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the big screen's most popular--and colorful--stars. Exploring West's penchant for contradiction and her carefully perpetuated paradoxes, Watts convincingly argues that Mae West borrowed heavily from African American culture, music, dance and humor, creating a subversive voice for herself by which she artfully challenged society and its assumptions regarding race, class and gender. Viewing West as a trickster, Watts demonstrates that by appropriating for her character the black tradition of double-speak and "signifying," West also may have hinted at her own African-American ancestry and the phenomenon of a black woman passing for white. This absolutely fascinating study is the first comprehensive, interpretive account of Mae West's life and work. It reveals a beloved icon as a radically subversive artist consciously creating her own complex image.

Passing Game

Author : Murray Greenberg

ISBN10 : 0786726954

Publisher : PublicAffairs

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Benny Friedman, the son of working class immigrants in Cleveland's Jewish ghetto, arrived at the University of Michigan and transformed the game of football forever. At the time, in the 1920s, football was a dull, grinding running game, and the forward pass was a desperation measure. Benny would change all of that. In Ann Arbor, the rookie quarterback's passing abilities so eclipsed those of other players that legendary coach Fielding Yost came back from retirement to coach him. The other college teams had no answer for Friedman's passing attack. He then went pro—an unpopular decision at a time when the NFL was the poor stepchild to college football—and was equally sensational, eventually signing with the New York Giants for an unprecedented 10,000, bringing fans and attention to the fledgling NFL. Passing Game rediscovers this little-known sports hero and tells the story of Friedman's evolution from upstart to American celebrity, in a vivid narrative that will delight and enlighten football fans of all ages.

Remaking the Modern World 1900 - 2015

Author : C. A. Bayly

ISBN10 : 1119268737

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 424

Category : History

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Book Summary: The sequel and companion volume to C.A. Bayly's ground-breaking The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914, this wide-ranging and sophisticated study explores global history since the First World War, offering a coherent, comparative overview of developments in politics, economics, and society at large. Written by one of the leading historians of his generation, an early intellectual leader in the study of World History Weaves a clear narrative history that explores the themes of politics, economics, social, cultural, and intellectual life throughout the long twentieth century Identifies the themes of state, capital, and communication as key drivers of change on a global scale in the last century, and explores the impact of those ideas Interrogates whether warfare was really the pre-eminent driving force of twentieth-century history, and what other ideas shaped the course of history in this period Explores the causes behind the resurgence of local conflict, rather than global-scale conflict, in the years since the turn of the millennium Delves into the narrative of inequality, a story that has shaped and been shaped by the events of the last hundred years

The Periodic Table

Author : Eric Scerri

ISBN10 : 0190914378

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Science

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Book Summary: The periodic table of elements is among the most recognizable image in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of science. In this new edition, Eric Scerri offers readers a complete and updated history and philosophy of the periodic table. Written in a lively style to appeal to experts and interested lay-persons alike, The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance begins with an overview of the importance of the periodic table and the manner in which the term "element" has been interpreted by chemists and philosophers across time. The book traces the evolution and development of the periodic table from its early beginnings with the work of the precursors like De Chancourtois, Newlands and Meyer to Mendeleev's 1869 first published table and beyond. Several chapters are devoted to developments in 20th century physics, especially quantum mechanics and and the extent to which they explain the periodic table in a more fundamental way. Other chapters examine the formation of the elements, nuclear structure, the discovery of the last seven infra-uranium elements, and the synthesis of trans-uranium elements. Finally, the book considers the many different ways of representing the periodic system and the quest for an optimal arrangement.

Roar! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle

Author : Kevin Daum

ISBN10 : 9780470609866

Publisher : John Wiley and Sons

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Don't just get your message out. ROAR it out! In this captivating parable, you'll follow Ryan Miller, an executive struggling with reduced sales in a challenging economy. Ryan is mentored by his old Livingston, New Jersey high school friend, Lenny Bernstein, now a Hasidic Jew in Brooklyn having great success in his packaging business. Over a series of lunches around New York City, Lenny shares the key insights that have driven his sales through the roof, while allowing him to run his business efficiently-and still have plenty of time for family. Lenny explains the simple mnemonic R-O-A-R Recognize the four types of buyers Observe from the buyer's perspective, and adapt your message Acknowledge the buyer's special wants and needs Resolve the buyer's issues Praised by renowned money manager Ken Fisher, Roar! gives you a 3,500-year-old sales secret that has never before been articulated in a business context, one you can use to recharge your sales operation and revitalize both your business and your life. It may be a jungle out there, but it's a little less scary once you know how to ROAR!

Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen

Author : D. E. Wynter

ISBN10 : 1137515473

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 233

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen is a scholarly collection that provides expansive exploration of the auteur's use of intertexuality, referentiality, and fusion of media forms. Its scope is framed by Allen's intermedial phase beginning in 1983 with Zelig and his most recent film.

Manhattan Transfer

Author : John Dos Passos

ISBN10 : 0593312066

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A masterpiece of modernist fiction that creates a vividly impressionistic portrait of a teeming and multi-faceted New York City In a series of overlapping stories, John Dos Passos's Manhattan Transfer takes us from the Gilded Age to the Jazz Age in a narrative collage that brings the complexity of the urban environment to life. From Wall Street to the waterfront, from the Bowery to the Village, from the city's grand avenues to its gritty alleys, its wealthy power brokers and its struggling immigrants, this kaleidoscopic novel conveys the restless energy of life in Manhattan. The innovative novelistic techniques Dos Passos used, marked by flashbacks, stream of consciousness, and a cinematic perspective, would go on to inspire a new school of writing. Almost a century after it was written, Manhattan Transfer remains an indelible tribute to the contradictions of the American dream.

This Land Is Your Land

Author : Robert Santelli

ISBN10 : 0762445084

Publisher : Running Press

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Music

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Book Summary: "This Land Is Your Land" is the most iconic folk song in American history, and is the masterwork of one of America's greatest artists, Woody Guthrie. Written in 1940 and first recorded in 1944, the song became an instant hit, and then a point of controversy, and finally a cross-generation anthem. It's been co-opted and rewritten in many other countries. Praised for its heartfelt lyrics and accompanying pride and spirit, no folk song has made such a lasting impression on American culture—or stirred as much controversy. The book will publish to coincide with "Woody at 100"— a partnership between the Grammy Museum and the Guthrie Archives to stage numerous celebratory events throughout 2012 nationwide and beyond. This Land Is Your Land is a remarkably detailed account of the journey of America's most celebrated folk song. It also details Guthrie's legendary journey from Oklahoma across the Heartland to New York City, where he wrote many of his works including "This Land Is Your Land." With more than forty rare black-and-white photographs from the Woody Guthrie archives, a removable poster, plus original interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, and more, This Land Is Your Land delivers a revealing portrait of an American treasure.

Blood on the Ballot

Author : William J. Dahms

ISBN10 : 9780595867639

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 296

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Forty-four-year-old Colonel Tim Delaney is about to retire from the U.S. Army after five wars and twenty-six years of service. When his niece's boyfriend, journalist Michael Scott, turns up dead after investigating the fatal plane crash of a wealthy and prominent senator-whose widow is now married to the leading candidate for president of the United States-Delaney is suddenly and unexpectedly drawn into a series of deadly events. Delaney soon discovers a pervasive conspiracy is responsible for multiple murders and the subversion of the U.S. justice system. Rich, powerful, and highly influential individuals are determined to protect a dark secret. Exposure could derail the ambitions of their handpicked presidential candidate and thwart the drive for power and wealth of one of the world's richest men. The conspirators are willing to use any method to silence Delaney and ensure that he can do them no further harm. But when they start threatening his family, Delaney knows it's time to take a stand to protect the lives of those he loves and start the wheels of justice turning. Packed with thrilling action and deadly secrets, Blood on the Ballot is a tantalizing glimpse into the seedy underworld of American politics.

Live for Eternity

Author : Johnathan Phillips Rogers

ISBN10 : 9780595890705

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 470

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "Passions Have No Pity", from Live For Eternity. The Man. Paris Stone. A fearless, seductive, passionate musical genius who vows to create a new music, win eternal glory and redefine what it means to be American, at any cost. The Woman. Simone Duplaix. A proud, dashing, brilliant heiress of a 300-year-old secret tradition of American women, who vows to stop him because she loves him. Live For Eternity tells the epic human story of these two irresistible forces as they strive to outdo each other in love, passion, ambition and brilliance. Paris Stone is the founder and leader of the revolutionary musical octet Orpheus. For ten years they've worked to create a new music and now they are ready to seduce and conquer the world with this new sound. But months before Orpheus begins, Paris meets Simone, a moment that alters their destinies and everyone around them. When she hears about Orpheus' mission, Simone bets Paris she can stop his and Orpheus' inevitable success. Paris accepts her challenge and sets in motion events that might destroy them both. In their relentless quest to outdo each other, they trample upon accepted truths, uproot popular beliefs, and push themselves and everyone around them to the limit and beyond, all for passion, love, honor and victory. But how far will they go? How hard will they push? Sworn to eternal love but also sworn to outshine each other, will they risk everything they hold dear: their families, their love for each other, even their lives, all for victory and glory, all to Live For Eternity?

Women Chefs of New York

Author : Nadia Arumugam

ISBN10 : 1632866145

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Cooking

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Book Summary: Women Chefs of New York is a colorful showcase of twenty-five leading female culinary talents in the restaurant capital of the world. In a fiercely competitive, male-dominated field, these women have risen to the top, and their stories--and their recipes--make it abundantly clear why. Food writer Nadia Arumugam braves the sharp knives and the sputtering pans of oil for intimate interviews, revealing the chefs' habits, quirks, food likes, and dislikes, their proudest achievements, and their aspirations. Each chef contributes four signature recipes--appetizers, entrees, and desserts--to recreate the experience of a meal from their celebrated kitchens. This gorgeous full-color cookbook includes portraits of these inspiring women, inviting interior shots of their restaurants, and mouthwatering pictures of the featured dishes, styled by the chefs themselves--all captured by celebrated food photographer Alice Gao. Women Chefs of New York features all-stars such as Amanda Freitag, Jody Williams, April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune), Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar), and Alex Raij (La Vara, Txikito, El Quinto) as well as up-and-coming players like Zahra Tangorra (Brucie), Ann Redding (Uncle Boons), and Sawako Ockochi (Shalom Japan). It's the ultimate gift for any cook or foodie--man or woman--interested in the food that's dazzling discerning palates in NYC now.

Under the Eye of God

Author : Jerome Charyn

ISBN10 : 1453266992

Publisher : Open Road Media

Number of Pages : 222

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: After decades of madness in the Bronx, Isaac Sidel visits the craziest state in the country Isaac Sidel is too popular to be America’s vice president. Once the New York Police Department commissioner, he became the most beloved mayor in the city’s history—famous for his refusal to surrender his Glock, and for his habit of disappearing for months at a time to fight crime at street level. So when baseball czar J. Michael Storm asks Sidel to join him on the election’s Democratic ticket, the two wild men romp to an unprecedented landslide. But as the president-elect’s mandate goes off the rails—threatened by corruption, sex, and God knows what else—he tires of being overshadowed by Sidel, and dispatches him to a place from which tough politicians seldom return: Texas. In the Lone Star state, Sidel confronts rogue astrologers, accusations of pedophilia, and a dimwitted assassin who doesn’t know when to take an easy shot. If this Bronx bomber doesn’t watch his step, he risks making vice-presidential history by getting killed on the job.

Glossolalia

Author : Peter Dabbene

ISBN10 : 9781469117348

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 563

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Glossolalia is a compendium of 35 short stories, taking on genres from short comedy to science fiction, and from political satire to "literary" fiction and horror. A turn of the 21st century detective seeks a sense of purpose and a new start. A modern magician finds peace in a recorded voice from the past. A trucker gets a warning along with his meal at a truck stop diner. The brightest lights of stage and screen engage in a secret mission to save Hollywood. A young woman is taken for a ride at her new job, courtesy of political correctness. Germans and Russians compete in an escalating animal war during World War II. A reenactor sees history come to life on the battlefield at Gettysburg. A young Cuban man seeks escape to America on the high seas. A father tinkers with the genetic coding of his boys to give them a chance at succeeding where he has failed. These stories, and many more, await the reader of Glossolalia.