Biography & Autobiography

Jackie: Beyond the Myth of Camelot

Author: K.L. Kelleher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

View: 760

Discover An Amazing Travelogue!!! The author of the travelogue, ́Jackie Beyond the Myth of Camelot ́ is also the writer/producer of the PBS feature documentary ́Jackie Behind the Myth ́. The travels of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis are extraordinary as she immerses herself as a celebrated first lady into the cultures of foreign countries then privately as a literary editor. Her love of French culture, inspires journeys to Versailles where she commissioned the famous photography journal "Unseen Versailles." In South America, she spoke Spanish and created unique White House performances for Pablo Casals and the Bossa Nova. Jackie traveled to Egypt, India, Prague, Russia and China. Her extraordinary fascination with foreign cultures inspired many literary projects from biographies of Russia ́s Tsar Nicholas to a history of India ́s holistic medical tradition Ayurveda in "The Garden of Life." After Jackie transformed the White House into a magnificent stage for the performing arts she created a distinguished list of literary works by Andre Previn, Judith Jamison, George Plimpton, Louis Auchincloss, and dozens of other leaders in the arts. Many times Jackie would commissioned memoirs, provocative histories, and her deep knowledge of the performing arts was the inspiration for many of her books. The travelogue also explores her adventurous journeys to establish the International Center for Photography, save the Egyptian temples from the floods caused by the construction of the High Aswan Dam, preserve and restore Grand Central Terminal, and support Diana Vreeland ́s exhibtions at The Costume Museum. Jackie ́s career as a literary editor reveals that her greatest gift to America was a tremendous lifting of the American spirit through art, music, culture and dance. Wall Street Journal Bookshelf December 18, 2010 Rewriting Her Legacy It ́s hard to imagine that there ́s more to say about the extraordinary life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, but it turns out that there is: Two dueling books tell the story of the last third of her life spent as a literary editor in New York, with JFK and Ari just ghostly presences in the background. Eleven years prior to these books appearing on the market is K.L. Kelleher’s “Jackie; Beyond the Myth of Camelot, A Passion for Artists & Authors” – insightful, well researched, written and engaging! Kelleher’s book is a product of her PBS documentary, "Jackie Behind the Myth" which debuted on November 29th, 1999.
Biography & Autobiography

Janet and Jackie

Author: Jan Pottker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 215

Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable "Black Jack" Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination. The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.
Reference

What Would Jackie Do?

Author: Shelly Branch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 837

We can’t help but want to be like her: Exuding unmatched poise and style, she continues to fascinate people of all ages. But how would Jackie have handled the twenty-first-century? What would she think about a society that celebrates outsized egos, instant everything, and casual rules of conduct? How might she dress for the office, scan for a man, accessorize a home—and get away from it all when necessary? With intriguing research, commentary from today’s experts, and fond reminiscences from those who knew and admired the first lady of perfection, journalists Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway now offer a sparkling answer to the question, What Would Jackie Do? Applying Jackie’s philosophies to every aspect of contemporary life, including relationships, office politics, family matters, and entertaining, What Would Jackie Do? is a trove of advice, featuring: • Noblesse Oblige for Beginners • How Not to be an Interchangeable Woman • Mastering the Effortless Rich look • The art of attachment: lessons on sex, marriage, and men of consequence • Career Whirl: Pearls for Getting Ahead • Caftan in a Kelly bag: How to travel beautifully • O- Behave! Anti-brat strategies for parents * En Suite Home: Perfecting Your Domestic Pitch The next best thing to having Jackie O. as a personal adviser, What Would Jackie Do? reveals the practical wisdom behind an icon and gives all readers a piece of the Jackie mystique, be it of the heart, the mind, or the home.
Biography & Autobiography

Jacqueline Du Pré

Author: Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 466

View: 176

Celebrates the life, genius, and musical impact of one of the best loved classical musicians of the twentieth century
Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Robinson

Author: Tony De Marco

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 458

Discusses the life and career of the first African American to play Major League baseball.
Self-Help

The Emotional Toolkit

Author: Darlene Mininni

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 944

Have you ever been stuck in a bad mood? Are you often helpless to stop your mind's negative thinking? Can you find peace when you're feeling overwhelmed? Imagine what life would be like if you had an emotional toolkit. When confused or upset, you'd have powerful tools at your fingertips to help you understand your emotions and master your troubling feelings. With The Emotional Toolkit, help has arrived. Meticulously researched, The Emotional Toolkit is a remarkable guide based on a highly successful course Dr. Darlene Mininni developed and taught to undergraduate women at UCLA. Now she's offering this essential information to women of all ages. Written with warmth and intelligence, Dr. Mininni teaches you the messages your emotions are trying to send you. She offers seven concrete, easy-to-follow "power-tools" scientifically proven to boost your emotional well-being. With an emotional toolkit, you will harness the power of your mind and body to reduce your distress. Scientists confirm that women using the strategies from The Emotional Toolkit have less anxiety and sadness and are happier and more optimistic than before. And you can be, too. Filled with helpful tips, quizzes, resources and insightful case studies, The Emotional Toolkit is an inspiring lesson on how to take charge of your emotions and create more happiness in your life. Finally, here is the emotional education you never received.
Medical

Saving Lives

Author: Sandy Summers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 511

For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.
Children's stories, New Zealand

Spanish Omelet

Author: Jackie Tidey

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories, New Zealand

Page: 16

View: 573

Kel is at his dad's house for the school holidays and today they were going to go to the beach. But work called and now Kel's dad has to go and Mrs Navarro from the apartment upstairs is going to look after him. Mrs Navarro's english is very bad and she would like Kel to help her with her books, in exchange she is going to teach him some Spanish.
Sports & Recreation

The Jackie Robinson Reader

Author: Roger Kahn

Publisher: Plume

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 181

Presents a collection of writings published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Robinson's debut in major league baseball
Juvenile Nonfiction

Jackie Stiles

Author: Mark Stewart

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 939

A biography of WNBA star Jackie Stiles, a guard for the Portland Fire who was named Rookie of the Year in 2001.
Performing Arts

Race on the QT

Author: Adilifu Nama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 535

Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.
Fiction

A Moment of Weakness

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 757

Had they found each other again after all these years, only to lose everything that matters most? As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends—until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again. Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever. Then, in a moment of weakness, they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade. In their own separate corners of the country, Jade and Tanner have become fighters for religious freedom. Now Jade’s unfaithful husband is determined to destroy her in a custody battle that will rock the nation and shake people’s understanding of faith and freedom. Could Jade lose her only child because of her faith? Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free.
Fiction

Jackie Brown

Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Bantam Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 636

When the feds arrest her for running machine guns for gun dealer Ordell Robbie, former flight attendant Jackie Burke must decide whether to keep quiet about her boss or spill the beans and face his wrath
Fiction

Dexter's Final Cut

Author: Jeff Lindsay

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 794

With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit. Lights. Camera. Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research," Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life. To perfect his role, Chase is obsessed with shadowing Dexter's every move and learning what really makes him tick. There is just one tiny problem . . . Dexter's favorite hobby involves hunting down the worst killers to escape legal justice, and introducing them to his special brand of playtime. It's a secret best kept out of the spotlight and away from the prying eyes of bloated Hollywood egos if Dexter wants to stay out of the electric chair. The last thing he needs is bright lights and the paparazzi. . . but even Dexter isn't immune to the call of fame. Jeff Lindsay's razor sharp, devilish wit, and immaculate pacing prove that he is in a class of his own, and this new novel is his most masterful creation yet.
Fiction

Nightmare Specters

Author: Jessica Alter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 501

In the second novel of the Dome Trilogy, Remy is glorified as the long-awaited messianic leader of a devoutly religious populace and promises them the Dome above their heads as a homeland -- a vow even their revered Messiah Ami was unable to fulfill. Vengeance turns to apprehension as Remy realizes that not everything is as simple as it seems and even the best intentions can produce devastating consequences.
Fiction

The Pesthouse

Author: Jim Crace

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 638

A devastated America exists in an imagined future. Its technologies are forgotten, its communities have splintered and its refugees, reversing the course of history, travel eastwards in search of safety and a new start. Among them are Franklin and Margaret, young, bereft, forced together by circumstance; but finding that love, courage and determination can endure even as a country breaks slowly apart.