Fiction

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 6923

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
Reference

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

The Complete Guide

Author: John Grenham

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806317687

Category: Reference

Page: 526

View: 864

Biography & Autobiography

An Anarchy of Families

State and Family in the Philippines

Author: Alfred W. McCoy

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299229849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

View: 3340

Winner of the Philippine National Book Award, this pioneering volume reveals how the power of the country's family-based oligarchy both derives from and contributes to a weak Philippine state. From provincial warlords to modern managers, prominent Filipino leaders have fused family, politics, and business to compromise public institutions and amass private wealth—a historic pattern that persists to the present day. Edited by Alfred W. McCoy, An Anarchy of Families explores the pervasive influence of the modern dynasties that have led the Philippines during the past century. Exemplified by the Osmeñas and Lopezes, elite Filipino families have formed a powerful oligarchy—controlling capital, dominating national politics, and often owning the media. Beyond Manila, strong men such as Ramon Durano, Ali Dimaporo, and Justiniano Montano have used “guns, goons, and gold” to accumulate wealth and power in far-flung islands and provinces. In a new preface for this revised edition, the editor shows how this pattern of oligarchic control has continued into the twenty-first century, despite dramatic socio-economic change that has supplanted the classic “three g's” of Philippine politics with the contemporary “four c's”—continuity, Chinese, criminality, and celebrity.
Business

Business Week

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: N.A

View: 2617

Reference

Genealogy Standards

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Author: Board for Certification of Genealogists

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781630263461

Category: Reference

Page: 100

View: 9923

Family historians depend upon thousands of people unknown to them. They exchange research with others; copy information from books and databases; and write libraries, societies, and government offices. At times they even hire professionals to do legwork in distant areas and trust strangers to solve important problems. But how can a researcher be assured that he or she is producing or receiving reliable results? This official manual from the Board of Certification for Genealogists provides a standard by which all genealogists can pattern their work.
Biography & Autobiography

The Disaster Artist

My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

Author: Greg Sestero,Tom Bissell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 1434

Presents a humorous ode to cinematic hubris, discussing the story of the mysteriously wealthy misfit, Tommy Wiseau, the producer, director, and star of the "The Room," which later became an international cult film despite making no money at the box office.
Snobs and snobbishness

The Book of Snobs

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Snobs and snobbishness

Page: 278

View: 4119

Business & Economics

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 8740

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.
Reference

How To Say It

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101215518

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 8472

This practical guide features comprehensive lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that allow you to express yourself on any subject in your own voice and style. It teaches what to include and what to leave out when writing. Whether you want to sound formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, businesslike or lighthearted, distant or intimate, you’ll find here the words for every letter writing occasion, including: - Business letters - Personal letters - Get-well cards - Invitations - Resumes - And more! With helpful grammatical appendices and sample letters, say goodbye to your writing etiquette worries!
Biography & Autobiography

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 5573

The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
Reference

Professional Genealogy

A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians

Author: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806316482

Category: Reference

Page: 654

View: 1403

A manual for researchers writers, editors, lecturers, and Librarians.
Fiction

A Single Kiss

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402278918

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 829

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Romance for Fall 2014 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes brings her gorgeous writing and incredible storytelling abilities to a brand new series of contemporary romance. A single kiss can change everything... In the first novel of the Sweetest Kisses series, Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm's domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts. Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah's secrets put her heart and Trent's hopes in double jeopardy. Sweetest Kisses series: A Kiss for Luck (Novella) A Single Kiss (Book 1) The First Kiss (Book 2) Kiss Me Hello (Book 3) "Burrowes' powerful and complex characters will enthrall you." -RT Book Reviews "Burrowes continues to captivate and enchant!" -Fresh Fiction
Crafts & Hobbies

Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

Author: George G. Morgan,Drew Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071816518

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 5328

Break through brick walls in your genealogical research Learn how to use innovative methods to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques shows you, step by step, how to uncover elusive details by taking advantage of specialized tools and software programs and using proven best practices for breaking through the brick walls that have hindered your progress. You’ll get professional advice on formulating a research strategy, understanding the details you discover, keeping careful track of your data, analyzing the evidence, and developing hypotheses. Real-world case studies demonstrate how you can apply the systematic procedures presented in this practical guide to your own research--and achieve success! Examine the brick wall in detail to find potential weak spots that can be exploited into a breakthrough Use brute force techniques that leave no stone unturned Obtain exact copies of original records rather than derivative sources Research the family, associates, and neighbors (FANs) of your brick wall ancestor Consult with your family, friends, and colleagues to get a fresh perspective on your research Use crowdsourcing--genealogy societies, online forums, social media, blogs, wikis, and podcasts Apply technological solutions, including DNA testing and specialized genealogical software Get tips on hiring a professional genealogical researcher with the appropriate credentials and references Revisit your brick wall problem after honing your research skills Review your evidence, develop a research strategy, and keep a meticulous research log
Education

The Brown Center Report on American Education

Author: Paul Diperna

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815753018

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 1229

The Brown Center on Education Policy conducts research on topics in American education, with a special focus on efforts to improve academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. The center seeks to inform policymakers at all levels of government, to influence the course of future educational research, and to produce a body of work not only valuable to policymakers and scholars, but also parents, teachers, administrators, taxpayers, school board members, and the general public.This annual report card analyzes the state of American education using the latest measures of student learning, uncovers and explains important trends in achievement test scores, and identifies promising and disappointing educational reforms. Unlike similar reports intended solely for government use, the Brown Center annual report card is written for an audience of parents, teachers, and policymakers.
Business & Economics

The Collapse Of Barings

Author: Stephen Fay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780756772642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 8941

In Feb. 1995 in London, one of the oldest & most respected merchant banks in the City went bankrupt. The story that Ôrogue' Barings trader Nick Leeson had lost hundreds of millions of pounds speculating in the Far East was front page news around the world. Accused of fraud on a massive scale, Leeson, first strenuously opposed being tried in Singapore, then eventually was taken there from his prison in Frankfurt. In Dec. 1995 he pleaded guilty -- & the trial began & ended within two days. As a result, the prosecution case against Leeson was not heard. What really happened to cause the downfall of Ôthe Queen's bank', & who was actually responsible? Here, Fay discovers a closed network of privilege, greed & incompetence. B&W photos.
Cooking

A Glass Apart

Irish Single Pot Still Whiskey

Author: Fionnán O’Connor,The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1864705493

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 5446

Irish single pot still whiskey has a romantic mystique for many whiskey critics because of its tragic history as the ‘lost sister’ of single malt scotch. Ireland’s history and politics resulted in the near-annihilation of the national drink and there’s an almost eerie beauty to the ‘silent’ distilleries that still dot the Irish countryside. These distilleries inform the aesthetic of the title and, indeed, there is visual poetry in the barrels, pot stills and photogenic amber spirits that convey the Irish whiskey world. Although Irish whiskey is currently the fastest-growing global spirits category and Irish ‘pure pot still’ has long been a favourite drink among whiskey critics and connoisseurs, the existing literature is still surprisingly sparse. This book illustrates the production, history, and appreciation of Irish pot still whiskey and will introduce casual drinkers to the richness of these whiskeys as well as being a collectors’ item for established whiskey connoisseurs.
History

The Origins of the Final Solution

The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803203921

Category: History

Page: 615

View: 7958

This groundbreaking work is the most detailed, carefully researched, and comprehensive analysis of the evolution of Nazi policy from the persecution and "ethnic cleansing" of Jews in 1939 to the Final Solution of the Holocaust in 1942.
Juvenile Fiction

Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED

ISBN: 9887739537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2430

The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Published in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention. The book is included in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.
Reference

China

A New History, Second Enlarged Edition

Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036654

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 3732

John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.