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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3⁄4

By Sue Townsend
  • ISBN Code: : 0141962909
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The one-and-only original teenage diary! At thirteen years old, Adrian Mole has more than his fair share of problems - spots, ill-health, parents threatening to divorce, rejection of his poetry and much more - all recorded with brilliant humour in his diary.

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The Autograph Man is Zadie Smith's whirlwind tour of celebrity and our fame-obsessed times. Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a twenty-something, Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion - it takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and sons, as Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart's desire. Exposing our misconceptions about our idols - about ourselves - Zadie Smith delivers a brilliant, unforgettable tale about who we are and what we really want to be. 'A glorious concoction written by our most beguiling and original prose-wizard' Independent on Sunday 'A brilliant comedy with a tantalising throb of mystic philosophy underneath' Philip Hensher, Books of the Year, Spectator 'A pleasure from the first page to the last' Evening Standard 'Intellectually agile ... ecstatic inventiveness' Time 'A classic' Spectator 'Genuinely funny and entertaining' Guardian 'Vibrant, highly imaginative' Jewish Chronicle 'Full of irony, humour, the search for love and the fear of death . . . a touching, thoughtful, deeply felt rite-of-passage novel' Sunday Telegraph

Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder

By Jay Margolis
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462017576
  • Total of Pages : 456
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: marilyn-monroe.pdf

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It is one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century. How did Marilyn Monroe die? Although no pills were found in her stomach during the autopsy, it was still documented in the Los Angeles coroner's report that she had swallowed sixty-four sleeping pills prior to her demise. In Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder, biographer Jay Margolis presents the most thorough investigation of Marilyn Monroe's death to date and shares how he reached the definitive conclusion that she was murdered. Margolis meticulously dissects the events leading up to her death, revealing a major conspiracy and countless lies. In an exclusive interview with actress Jane Russell three months before her death, he reveals Russell's belief that Monroe was murdered and points the finger at the man she held responsible. While examining the actions of Peter Lawford, Bobby Kennedy, and Monroe's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, Margolis establishes a timeline of her last day alive that leads to shocking revelations. In August 1962, Marilyn Monroe's lifeless body was found on her bed, leaving all to wonder what really happened to the beautiful young starlet. Marilyn Monroe: A Case for Murder provides a fascinating examination of one of the most puzzling deaths of all time.

Shanghai

By Donald G. Moore
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469744841
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: shanghai.pdf

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China, 1939, a country besieged by war and poverty while its most modern city, Shanghai, openly displays wealth and decadence is the backdrop for a story of murder, treachery and the search for a priceless artifact, a jade and gold burial suit made two millenniums earlier for Chin Shih-huang-ti, the first emperor of China.

Smart Women Protect Their Assets

By Wynne A. Whitman Esq.
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  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Book Code : 9780137004058
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 264
  • Pdf File: smart-women-protect-their-assets.pdf

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&l> --Liz Pulliam Weston, “the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet” (Nielsen/NetRatings); author of Easy Money, Your Credit Score, and Deal with Your Debt “Thanks to Wynne Whitman’s great advice, I’ve learned everything I need to know to ensure my stellar Grey Goose collection goes to the right person. But more importantly, I now know what I need to do to protect my assets as well as Chuy’s.” --Chelsea Handler, best-selling author of Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and My Horizontal Life; host of Chelsea Lately on E! Entertainment Television “I’ve worked hard all my life to support my family and was wondering what the future held for them when a friend sent me this book. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Here are the answers. Very clear with tons of information, especially about wills and how to help the family in the future.” --Sally Jessy Raphael, Emmy Award-winning talk show host “This book is a must read for smart women (and men). The author’s humorous writing style gets you up to speed painlessly on estate planning essentials--so your children have guardians, so you avoid taxes, and so your money and other assets go to the right people. Don’t have a will, trust, living will, or durable powers of attorney? Get them, immediately after reading this book.” --Greg Karp, syndicated personal finance journalist and author of Living Rich by Spending Smart Too many women still haven’t taken control of what will happen to their wealth and their assets. If you don’t plan, the government will decide who’ll act for you when you’re sick...who’ll manage your estate when you die...who’ll get everything you’ve worked for. Everyone needs to plan, but women face unique issues that are often ignored in “typical” discussions of estate planning. Smart Women Protect Their Assets offers the specific guidance women need to safeguard their futures and control where their assets will go. Leading estate planner Wynne A. Whitman offers smart, up-to-date, and easy-to-use advice for the scenarios millions of women will face. You’ll discover how to protect children of a previous marriage...give gifts the right way...do the easy planning that may save you nearly a million dollars...get the Living Will and Power of Attorney you simply must have...and a whole lot more. Written by a woman for women, this is a quick, focused, engaging, and practical book packed with simple checklists and “what-to-do-next” advice: information every woman can act on, right now. Are you risking everything? What you could lose if you don’t start planning now How to choose the right estate planning instruments for your situation Wills, trusts, and “fancier” options: Which are right for you and those you care about? What if you get sick and can’t act for yourself? Make sure the right person is there to make the right decisions How to provide peace of mind to your loved ones Get organized and tell your loved ones exactly what you want How to discuss life’s toughest topics Bringing it up with your husband, partner, or significant other

Vodka Politics

By Mark Lawrence Schrad
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199389470
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: vodka-politics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Russia is famous for its vodka, and its culture of extreme intoxication. But just as vodka is central to the lives of many Russians, it is also central to understanding Russian history and politics. In Vodka Politics, Mark Lawrence Schrad argues that debilitating societal alcoholism is not hard-wired into Russians' genetic code, but rather their autocratic political system, which has long wielded vodka as a tool of statecraft. Through a series of historical investigations stretching from Ivan the Terrible through Vladimir Putin, Vodka Politics presents the secret history of the Russian state itself-a history that is drenched in liquor. Scrutinizing (rather than dismissing) the role of alcohol in Russian politics yields a more nuanced understanding of Russian history itself: from palace intrigues under the tsars to the drunken antics of Soviet and post-Soviet leadership, vodka is there in abundance. Beyond vivid anecdotes, Schrad scours original documents and archival evidence to answer provocative historical questions. How have Russia's rulers used alcohol to solidify their autocratic rule? What role did alcohol play in tsarist coups? Was Nicholas II's ill-fated prohibition a catalyst for the Bolshevik Revolution? Could the Soviet Union have become a world power without liquor? How did vodka politics contribute to the collapse of both communism and public health in the 1990s? How can the Kremlin overcome vodka's hurdles to produce greater social well-being, prosperity, and democracy into the future? Viewing Russian history through the bottom of the vodka bottle helps us to understand why the "liquor question" remains important to Russian high politics even today-almost a century after the issue had been put to bed in most every other modern state. Indeed, recognizing and confronting vodka's devastating political legacies may be the greatest political challenge for this generation of Russia's leadership, as well as the next.

The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies

By Torsten Kolind,Betsy Thom,Geoffrey Hunt
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1473944198
  • Total of Pages : 742
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: the-sage-handbook-of-drug-alcohol-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible handbook takes a critical look at the key theories, disciplinary approaches, contemporary issues and debates in the field. · Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies · Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies · Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

Spy Dust

By Antonio Mendez,Jonna Mendez,Bruce Henderson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743434587
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 579
  • Pdf File: spy-dust.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically reveals how the CIA reestablished the upper hand over the KGB in the intelligence war. From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Academy Award winner Argo... Moscow, 1988. The twilight of the Cold War. The KGB is at its most ruthless, and has now indisputably gained the upper hand over the CIA in the intelligence war. But no one knows how. Ten CIA agents and double-agents have gone missing in the last three years. They have either been executed or they are unaccounted for. At Langley, several theories circulate as to how the KGB seems suddenly to have become telepathic, predicting the CIA's every move. Some blame the defection of Edward Lee Howard three years before, and suspect that there are more high-placed moles to be unearthed. Others speculate that the KGB's surveillance successes have been heightened by the invention of an invisible electromagnetic powder that allows them to keep tabs on anyone who touches it: spy dust. CIA officers Tony Mendez and Jonna Goeser come together to head up a team of technical wizards and operational specialists, determined to solve the mystery that threatens to overshadow the Cold War's final act. Working against known and unknown hostile forces, as well as some unfriendly elements within the CIA, they devise controversial new operational methods and techniques to foil the KGB, and show the extraordinary lengths that US intelligence is willing to go to protect a source, then rescue him when his world starts to collapse. At the same time, Tony and Jonna find themselves falling deeply in love. During a fascinating odyssey that began in Indochina fifteen years before and ends in a breathtakingly daring operation in the heart of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, Spy Dust catapults the reader from the Hindu Kush to Hollywood, from Havana to Moscow, but cannot truly conclude until its protagonists are safely wedded in rural Maryland.

The Makeup of RuPauläó»s Drag Race

By Jim Daems
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476618860
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: the-makeup-of-rupauläó-s-drag-race.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Start your engines—for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul’s DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows’ representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues. Contributors focus on the structure of the two programs, the subversive nature of drag itself, the treatment of trans contestants, the issues of race, the language and the shows’ handling of LGBTQ political issues. A comprehensive discussion is provided of the shows’ premise, the host and the contestants through six seasons of Drag Race and the three seasons of DragU.

The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits

By Bill Owens,Alan Dikty
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  • Publisher : Quarry Books
  • Book Code : 1616735554
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-distilling-whiskey-and-other-spirits.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.

Art of the Bartender

By Sir Francis IV
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1524569070
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 184
  • Pdf File: art-of-the-bartender.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Art of the Bartender: A Book of Philosophy, Technique, and Wisdom is comprised of ten chapters of what could be closely associated with an art or discipline. These thoughts are intermingled with personal accounts that occur between 1994 to present. Within these pages are the highlights of what the causes and effects of drug addiction, self-indulgence, long nights, and lack of focus can do to a young life. The A of the B has the possibility of transcending the realm of bartending because it focuses more on the life journey that these people take. Our environment, for the most part, is just window dressing. Underneath it all, we are all struggling to find our path day after day.

The Enemy Is Me

By Donald Silverman
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1414025459
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: the-enemy-is-me.pdf

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Peter Abrams is the father of four daughters and an illegitimate son. He swears he'll never be like his father, a Jewish workaholic who was always too busy for his boys. Mr. Abrams disowns Peter when he falls in love and marries a Catholic woman. Peter promises himself he will spend time with his family and give them the love he never had, but once he tastes success, he becomes everything he loathed in his father. Peter stops at nothing to build an empire for a family he's destined to lose.