Author: Ruth Dabler
Cosmetology Career Starter
Author: Lorraine Korman, Felice Primeau Devine
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
Introduces the hottest careers open to beauty professionals, from salons to film and television and department stores. Discusses areas of specialization, such as skin care, massage therapy, and makeup art. Explains how to earn a cosmetology license and take advantage of available financial aid. Includes the latest job-searching techniques and offers tips on writing an effective resume, creating a portfolio, and having a successful first interview.
Do you: Frequently panic in the wine aisle and end up reaching for the same old thing. Every. Single. Time? Simply pick the bottle with the nicest-looking label? Automatically pick the second-cheapest wine on the wine list? Feel it may be time to extend your wine horizons beyond Pinot Grigio? If this is you, then you need to join the Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Come and explore the wonderful world of wine. From throwing a children's party (because adults need something fizzy too), planning a wedding or matching wine with food, this book will help you make the right wine choice every single time. Go beyond the discount deals and discover the can't-go-wrong crowd-pleasers, perfect reds to go with your Sunday roast, the best wine to drink with chocolate, plus some unexpected suggestions for your next girls' night in. This is the one wine guide that every woman should own. Because life's too short to drink bad wine.
Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.
This Man's Pill
Author: Carl Djerassi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
October 15, 1951 marks the birthday of one of the key episodes in 20th century social history: the first synthesis of a steroid oral contraceptive in a small laboratory in Mexico City - an event that triggered the development of the Pill. Carl Djerassi has been honoured worldwide for that accomplishment, which ultimately changed the life of women and the nature of human reproduction in ways that were not foreseeable. On the 50th anniversary of this pivotal event, Djerassi weaves a compelling personal narrative full of self-reflection and occasional humour on the impact this invention has had on the world at large and on him personally. He credits the Pill with radically altering his academic career at Stanford University to become one of the few American chemists writing novels and plays. This Man's Pill presents a forcefully revisionist account of the early history of the Pill, debunking many of the journalistic and romantic accounts of its scientific origin. Djerassi does not shrink from exploring why we have no Pill for men or why Japan only approved the Pill in 1999 (together with Viagra). Emphasizing that development of the Pill occurred during the post-War period of technological euphoria, he believes that it could not be repeated in today's climate. Would the sexual revolution of the 1960s or the impending separation of sex ("in bed") and fertilization ("under the microscope") still have happened? This Man's Pill answers such questions while providing a uniquely authoritative account of a discovery that changed the world.
Author: Cele C. Otnes, Pauline Maclaran
Publisher: Univ of California Press
No monarchy has proved more captivating than that of the British Royal Family. Across the globe, an estimated 2.4 billion people watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on television. In contemporary global consumer culture, why is the British monarchy still so compelling? Rooted in fieldwork conducted from 2005 to 2014, this book explores how and why consumers around the world leverage a wide range of products, services, and experiences to satisfy their fascination with the British Royal Family brand. It demonstrates the monarchy’s power as a brand whose narrative has existed for more than a thousand years, one that shapes consumer behavior and that retains its economic and cultural significance in the twenty-first century. The authors explore the myriad ways consumer culture and the Royal Family intersect across collectors, commemorative objects, fashion, historic sites, media products, Royal brands, and tourist experiences.Taking a case study approach, the book examines both producer and consumer perspectives. Specific chapters illustrate how those responsible for orchestrating experiences related to the British monarchy engage the public by creating compelling consumer experiences. Others reveal how and why people devote their time, effort, and money to Royal consumption—from a woman who boasts a collection of over 10,000 pieces of British Royal Family trinkets to a retired American stockbroker who spends three months each year in England hunting for rare and expensive memorabilia. Royal Fever highlights the important role the Royal Family continues to play in many people’s lives and its ongoing contribution as a pillar of iconic British culture.
Includes photographs, summaries of each Dirk Pitt novel, an interview with Cussler, and Dirk Pitt trivia questions
This book focuses on the world's first publicly-funded body- the Criminal Cases Review Commission- to review alleged miscarriages of justice, set up following notorious cases such as the Birmingham Six in the UK. Providing a critique of its operations, the book shows that its help to innocent victims of wrongful conviction is merely incidental.
Journey to the Day
Author: Roger O. Hirson
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: As described by John G. Mitchell, the play ...concerns itself with six mental patients in group therapy at a state hospital, with the psychiatrist who directs their sessions, and with their mutual journey toward the day of recovery. The d
Letters at 3am
Author: Michael Ventura
Publisher: Spring Pubns
These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.
Author: Evan Hunter
Ever felt confused about female sensuality? Puzzled as to what women really want? Now there is no need for guesswork. Packed full of tips and tricks How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure is sure to produce mind-blowing sex for both you and your partner. Written by one of America's most popular sexperts' Lou Paget, How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure will guide you all the way from foreplay to orgasm. Drawing on the experiences of real clients, Paget explains the best toys, lubricants and positions so you can start enjoying safe, breath-taking sex today.
He Who Whispers
Author: John Dickson Carr
A Dr Gideon Fell mystery and classic of the locked-room genre Outside the little French city of Chartres, industrialist Howard Brookes is found dying on the parapet of an old stone tower. Evidence shows that it was impossible for anyone to have entered at the time of the murder, however someone must have, for the victim was discovered stabbed in the back. Who could have done it? And where did they go? When no one is convicted, the mystery remains unsolved for years until a series of coincidences brings things to a head in post-war England, where amateur sleuth Dr. Gideon Fell is on the scene to work out what really happened.
Bring Home the Revolution
Author: Jonathan Freedland
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Surveying the political cultures of the UK and the US, this book questions why America has such a strong influence over the United Kingdom. It seeks to select the American influences that will genuinely enhance life in the UK, rather than diminish it.