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By Maitland Ward
  • ISBN Code: : 1982195916
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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An empowering, sex-positive, behind-the-scenes look at both Hollywood and the porn industry in this celebrity memoir unlike any other. Perfect for fans of Pleasure Activism and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star. Maitland Ward got her start in acting as a teenager when she was cast in The Bold and the Beautiful, but it wasn’t until she joined the later seasons of the sitcom Boy Meets World that she got her first taste of fame. As the loveable, sexy (but not too sexy) co-ed Rachel McGuire, Ward soon found herself being typecast as the good girl next door and was repeatedly denied darker, more intriguing roles. So she made a career change—one that required her to turn away from the Disney universe—and eventually established herself as one of the most-respected actresses in the porn industry today. Now, Ward reveals the ups and downs of her fascinating career, including personal stories from her time on one of the most beloved shows of the 1990s, in this anything but a run-of-the-mill memoir. By showing Hollywood and triple-X stardom in a whole new light, she offers a fresh and stirring perspective on the sex industry. Ultimately a story of hope and triumph, Rated X is a sharp and provocative look at a former Disney princess who found her fairy tale in porn.

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: postwar-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the outbreak of the Cold War to the rise of the United States as the last remaining superpower, the years following World War II were filled with momentous events and rapid change. Diplomatically, economically, politically, and culturally, the United States became a major influence around the globe. On the domestic front, this period witnessed some of the most turbulent and prosperous years in American history. "Postwar America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History" provides detailed coverage of all the remarkable developments within the United States during this period, as well as their dramatic impact on the rest of the world. A-Z entries address specific persons, groups, concepts, events, geographical locations, organizations, and cultural and technological phenomena. Sidebars highlight primary source materials, items of special interest, statistical data, and other information; and Cultural Landmark entries chronologically detail the music, literature, arts, and cultural history of the era. Bibliographies covering literature from the postwar era and about the era are also included, as are illustrations and specialized indexes.

Multicultural Spanish Dictionary

By Augustin Martinez
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Book Code : 1589797159
  • Total of Pages : 277
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: multicultural-spanish-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An updated and revised edition of the widely used first edition. Includes hundreds of new technology terms and entries from even more Spanish-speaking countries.

Symmetrical Components for Power Systems Engineering

By J. Lewis Blackburn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0585400628
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: symmetrical-components-for-power-systems-engineering.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emphasizing a practical conception of system unbalances, basic circuits, and calculations, this essential reference/text presents the foundations of symmetrical components with a review of per unit (percent), phasors, and polarity--keeping the mathematics as simple as possible throughout. According to IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, this book "...provides students and practicing engineers with a fundamental understanding of the method of symmetrical components and its applications in three-phase electrical systems. . .A useful feature of this book. . .is the incorporation of numerous examples in the text and 30 pages of problems."

Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains

By Ben Conners,Brian Miller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 149304673X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: climbing-and-skiing-colorado-s-mountains.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains is a select guidebook to 50 of the most classic, aesthetic, and iconic backcountry ski descents in the state of Colorado. The book provides accurate information to backcountry skiers and snowboarders, including overviews, maps, photos, and route descriptions for each of the selected 50 descents, while at the same time spurring the reader on to investigate peaks and areas outside of those featured in the book. Unlike other guidebooks, Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains focus on peaks of all elevations located in all ranges throughout the state, including many 13ers and 14ers but also some smaller, more accessible peaks, representing a comprehensive mix of some of the best backcountry skiing Colorado has to offer.

Electrical Machine Fundamentals with Numerical Simulation using MATLAB / SIMULINK

By Atif Iqbal,Shaikh Moinoddin,Bhimireddy Prathap Reddy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119682657
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: electrical-machine-fundamentals-with-numerical-simulation-using-matlab-simulink.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive text, combining all important concepts and topics of Electrical Machines and featuring exhaustive simulation models based on MATLAB/Simulink Electrical Machine Fundamentals with Numerical Simulation using MATLAB/Simulink provides readers with a basic understanding of all key concepts related to electrical machines (including working principles, equivalent circuit, and analysis). It elaborates the fundamentals and offers numerical problems for students to work through. Uniquely, this text includes simulation models of every type of machine described in the book, enabling students to design and analyse machines on their own. Unlike other books on the subject, this book meets all the needs of students in electrical machine courses. It balances analytical treatment, physical explanation, and hands-on examples and models with a range of difficulty levels. The authors present complex ideas in simple, easy-to-understand language, allowing students in all engineering disciplines to build a solid foundation in the principles of electrical machines. This book: Includes clear elaboration of fundamental concepts in the area of electrical machines, using simple language for optimal and enhanced learning Provides wide coverage of topics, aligning with the electrical machines syllabi of most international universities Contains extensive numerical problems and offers MATLAB/Simulink simulation models for the covered machine types Describes MATLAB/Simulink modelling procedure and introduces the modelling environment to novices Covers magnetic circuits, transformers, rotating machines, DC machines, electric vehicle motors, multiphase machine concept, winding design and details, finite element analysis, and more Electrical Machine Fundamentals with Numerical Simulation using MATLAB/Simulink is a well-balanced textbook perfect for undergraduate students in all engineering majors. Additionally, its comprehensive treatment of electrical machines makes it suitable as a reference for researchers in the field.

Intimate Issues

By Linda Dillow,Lorraine Pintus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 0307459020
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: intimate-issues.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Intimate Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by Christian wives, as determined by a nationwide poll of over one thousand women. Written from the perspective of two mature Christian wives and Bible teachers–women who you’ll come to know as teachers and friends–Intimate Issues is biblical and informative: sometimes humorous, other times practical, but always honest. Through its solid teaching warm testimonials, scriptural insights, and experts’ advise, you’ll find resolution for your questions and fears, surprising insights about God’s perspective on sex, and a variety of practical and creative ideas for enhancing your physical relationship with the husband you love. With warmth and wisdom, authors Linda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus speak woman to woman: examining the teachings of Scripture, exposing the lies of the world, and offering real hope that every woman’s marriage relationship can become all it was intended to be in God’s design.

Encyclopedia of African American Music [3 volumes]

By Tammy Kernodle,Horace Maxille,Emmett G. Price III
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313342008
  • Total of Pages : 1116
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-african-american-music-3-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

African Americans' historical roots are encapsulated in the lyrics, melodies, and rhythms of their music. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African slaves, longing for emancipation, expressed their hopes and dreams through spirituals. Inspired by African civilization and culture, as well as religion, art, literature, and social issues, this influential, joyous, tragic, uplifting, challenging, and enduring music evolved into many diverse genres, including jazz, blues, rock and roll, soul, swing, and hip hop. Providing a lyrical history of our nation, this groundbreaking encyclopedia, the first of its kind, showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles. Over 500 in-depth entries by more than 100 scholars on a vast range of topics such as genres, styles, individuals, groups, and collectives as well as historical topics such as music of the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and numerous others. Offering balanced representation of key individuals, groups, and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and other perspectives not usually approached, this indispensable reference illuminates the profound role that African American music has played in American cultural history. Editors Price, Kernodle, and Maxile provide balanced representation of various individuals, groups and ensembles associated with diverse religious beliefs, political affiliations, and perspectives. Also highlighted are the major record labels, institutions of higher learning, and various cultural venues that have had a tremendous impact on the development and preservation of African American music. Among the featured: Motown Records, Black Swan Records, Fisk University, Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Cotton Club, Center for Black Music Research, and more. With a broad scope, substantial entries, current coverage, and special attention to historical, political, and social contexts, this encyclopedia is designed specifically for high school and undergraduate students. Academic and public libraries will treasure this resource as an incomparable guide to our nation's African American heritage.

Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of English

By Harper Collins Publishers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Book Code : 6020323293
  • Total of Pages : 1672
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: collins-cobuild-advanced-dictionary-of-english.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This dictionary of American English is designed to help learners write and speak accurate and up-to-date English. • Ideal for upper-intermediate and advanced learners of English • Based on the Collins 4.5-billion-word database, the Collins Corpus • Up-to-date coverage of today’s English, with all words and phrases explained in full sentences • Authentic examples from the Collins Corpus show how English is really used • Extensive help with grammar, including plural forms and verb infl ections • Fully illustrated Word Web and Picture Dictionary boxes provide additional information on vocabulary and key concepts • Vocabulary-building features encourage students to improve their accuracy and fl uency: †- Word Partnership notes highlight important collocations †- Thesaurus entries offer synonyms and antonyms for common words †- Usage notes explain different meanings and uses of the word • Supplements on Grammar, Writing, Speaking, Words That Frequently Appear on TOEFL® and TOEIC®, Text Messaging and Emoticons

This Is Not Fame

By Doug Stanhope
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0306825759
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 498
  • Pdf File: this-is-not-fame.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. He's crashed its party, snorted its coke, and jumped into its pool naked, literally and often repeatedly -- all while artfully dodging fame himself. Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. They're weird, uncomfortable, gross, disturbing, and fucking funny. This Is Not Fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immorality, and reckless buffoonery. It's an outright celebration of it. For Stanhope, the party goes on.

United Artists, Volume 2, 1951–1978

By Tino Balio
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 9780299230135
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: united-artists-volume-2-1951-1978.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this second volume of Tino Balio’s history of United Artists, he examines the turnaround of the company in the hands of Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin in the 1950s, when United Artists devised a successful strategy based on the financing and distribution of independent production that transformed the company into an industry leader. Drawing on corporate records and interviews, Balio follows United Artists through its merger with Transamerica in the 1960s and its sale to MGM after the financial debacle of the film Heaven’s Gate. With its attention to the role of film as both an art form and an economic institution, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry is an indispensable study of one company’s fortunes from the 1950s to the 1980s and a clear-eyed analysis of the film industry as a whole. This edition includes an expanded introduction that examines the history of United Artists from 1978 to 2008, as well as an account of Arthur Krim’s attempt to mirror UA’s success at Orion Pictures from 1978 to 1991.


By Dolf Zillmann,Jennings Bryant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136461280
  • Total of Pages : 438
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 867
  • Pdf File: pornography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"...provides good coverage of the empirical literature." —Journal of Communication "...well written and presents a wide diversity of approaches to pornography." —CHOICE