Great American Outpost
By Maya Rao
The word was that you could earn $17,000 a month in the Bakken Oilfield of North Dakota. So they flooded in: the profiteers, deadbeats, ex-cons, dreamers, and doers. And so too did Maya Rao, a journalist who embedded herself in the surreal new American frontier.With an eye for the dark, humorous, and absurd, Rao set out in steel-toed boots to chronicle the largest oil boom since the 1968 discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Businessmen turned up to restart their careers after bankruptcy or fraud allegations from the financial crisis. An ex-con found his niche as a YouTube celebrity exposing the underside of oilfield life. A high-rolling Englishman blew investors' money on $400 shots of cognac as authorities started to catch on that his housing developments were part of a worldwide Ponzi scheme.Part Barbara Ehrenreich, part Upton Sinclair, this is an on-the-ground narrative of capitalism and industrialization as a rural, insular community transformed into a colony of outsiders hustling for profit-a sobering exploration of twenty-first century America that reads like a frontier novel.
Get Commando Fit
By Steve Willis
Steve 'Commando' Willis put contestants through their paces as a trainer on Channel Ten's top rating show AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST LOSER. Let him do the same for you! Steve believes that mental strength is the key to staying fit and leading a healthy, happy and low stress lifestyle and GET COMMANDO FIT is where it all starts. Whether you're a desk jockey, a busy mum or managing a company, in these pages, Commando Steve provides you with the building blocks you need to kickstart you on your fitness journey - and gives you the motivation you need to keep going. Combining fully illustrated functional exercises, a fitness program that will get you moving, and delicious, balanced recipes to fuel you to optimum health, this is the book you need to get into top shape.There are no excuses - GET COMMANDO FIT today!
The Great Divide
By Thomas Fleming
In the months after her husband's death, Martha Washington told several friends that the two worst days of her life were the day George died- and the day Thomas Jefferson came to Mount Vernon to offer his condolences.What could elicit such a strong reaction from the nation's original first lady? Though history tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie, there were, in fact, many conflicts among the Founding Fathers- none more important than the one between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The chief disagreement between these former friends centreed on the highest, most original public office created by the Constitutional Convention- the presidency. They also argued violently about the nation's foreign policy, the role of merchants and farmers in a republic, and the durability of the union itself. At the root of all these disagreements were two sharply different visions for the nation's future.Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming examines how the differing temperaments and leadership styles of Washington and Jefferson shaped two opposing views of the presidency- and the nation. The clash between these two gifted men, both of whom cared deeply about the United States of America, profoundly influenced the next two centuries of America's history and resonates in the present day.
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
By A.S. King
Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities - but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother killed herself when Glory was only four years old, and she's never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way...until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person's infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions - and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.A santimonious new leader raises an army. Women's rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything, hoping her notes will help people understand how misguided and extremist behaviour in the present will snowball into dire consequences. She may not see a future for herself, but she'll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn't come to pass.A.S. King's newest offering is a masterful portrayal of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last - a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.
A Graduate Guide to Job Hunting in Seven Easy Steps
By Jackie Sherman
Getting a job can be hard if you are young and inexperienced, but there is a great deal you can do both before and after you leave university that will improve your chances. This book will show you how, despite all the difficulties and competing applicants you may face, you can still be the one to get the job you want. This book takes a seven step approach to introducing graduates to the analysis, preparation and application they will need in this competitive environment. It will help you decide what you want to do; plan how to get there; and help you use this knowledge to show that you are the best candidate for the job. Step 1: Discovering who you areStep 2: Deciding what to doStep 3: Finding out about workStep 4: Getting ready to applyStep 5: Making applicationsStep 6: Going for interviewsStep 7: Changing directionYou will also find ideas for earning a living, or spending time after university in unpaid but rewarding ways.
By Mary Pat Kelly
GALWAY BAY is the story of an Irish family that has been shaped by the traditional elements of Ireland in the decade leading up to the 1840's--the tales, music, humor, community, and religious practices - but that will also be irrevocably shaped by 'the Great Hunger' - the potato famine - and its inescapable suffering. Two sisters from this family will not only survive the famine but also emigrate to America to constitute a vital part of the American melting pot, and to forge new lives for themselves. One of these two sisters is Honora who, in the course of her life, will experience two love stories -- one in Ireland, and one in America.This is a story of people living through incredibly turbulent times who have everything taken away from them--their families, their homes, their nourishment--yet somehow they survive and triumph. Ultimately, this is a story of survival, what we do to overcome adversity, and how we find strength when circumstances demand it.
Get Ready For School: Shapes And Colors
By Elizabeth Van Doren
Help your child prepare for kindergarten, develop confidence with age-appropriate activities, and acquire basic skills. The Get Ready for School books include entertaining and rewarding activities such as completing patterns, matching pairs, identifying sets, matching words or numbers to pictures, connecting the dots, completing mazes, and much more. Ninety-six write-on, wipe off pages allow children to practice skills over and over again. Sixty-four additional activity pages as well as memory game cards and congratulatory stickers reinforce the exercises and add to the learning and fun!Letters teaches basic pre-reading skills such as: ?Learning to write upper case and lower case letters ?Identifying beginning and ending sounds ?Rhyming ?Completing words ?Practicing alphabet order ?Distinguishing letters ?Matching upper case and lower case letters ?Completing letter patterns
Good Home Preserving
By Diana Peacock
This book will show you how to preserve our wonderful spring, summer and autumn harvests, so that you can enjoy nature's bounty even in the sparser months. From drying, bottling and freezing to simple jams, jellies, curds, cheeses, relishes, syrups and chutneys, all you will ever need to know is explained simply and clearly in this comprehensive guide to home preserving. As well as being fun, rewarding and easier than you might think to produce your own preserves, you won't believe the difference between the flavour of shop-bought products and your own home-made produce where the raw materials are as fresh as you can get. In this book you'll also find tasty recipes for using your home-made preserves in your cooking, from Tomato Chutney and Wensleydale Tart to Winter Conserve Roly Poly.Contents: 1. Drying Fruit and Vegetables; 2. Freezing Fruit and Vegetables; 3. Preparing for Preserving; 4. Making Jams; 5. Making Marmalades; 6. Making Jellies; 7. Making Fruit Curds, Cheeses and Butters; 8. Making Special Preserves; 9. Making Pickles; 10. Making Chutneys and Relishes; 11. Making Ketchups, Sauces and Flavoured Vinegars; 12. Making Fruit Syrups; 13. Recipes Using Your Preserves; Index.
General Ulysses S. Grant
By Edward Longacre
In this new biography of General Ulysses S. Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant's early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. Longacre concentrates on Grant's boyhood and early married life his moral, ethical, and religious views his troubled military career his strained relationships with wartime superiors and, especially, his weakness for alcohol, which exerted a major influence on both his military and civilian careers. Longacre, to a degree that no other historian has done before, investigates Grant's alcoholism in light of his devout religious affiliations, and the role these sometimes conflicting forces had on his military career and conduct. Longacre's conclusions present a new and surprising perspective on the ever-fascinating life of General Grant.
By Philip Lopate
From the man whose name is synonymous with the contemporary personal essay, Getting Personal is a rich and ambitious collection that spans Phillip Lopate's career as an essayist, teacher, film critic, father, son, and husband. Witty, insightful, deeply meditative, and self-revelatory, with his characteristic candour and curmudgeonly charm, he explores himself, his life, his family, his religion, and his friends.
Great Captains Unveiled
By B. H. Liddell Hart
Great Captains Unveiled incisively examines the brilliant military careers and intriguing personalities of six masters of the battlefield: Jenghiz Khan (1167?-1227) and Sabutai (1172?-1245), who led their Mongol cavalry into the heart of medieval Europe and shook the fabric of its civilization the French Marechal de Saxe (1696-1750), one of the greatest generals of his age, a military prophet of rare foresight, and author of Reveries, a classic on the art of war Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632), the Swedish king during the Thirty Years War and the founder of the modern army, who emphasized officer education, national recruitment, and the combination of firepower and mobility Wallenstein (1583-1634), champion of the Holy Roman Empire and Adolphus's formidable opponent, who proved to be a genius of maneuver and psychological warfare and James Wolfe (1727-1759), whose flawless execution of one of the most daring amphibious operations in history virtually gave Canada to the British. Liddell Hart's penetrating, decisive studies of these great captains reveal not only their genius and impact, but offer relevant lessons that 20th-century military commanders have yet to fully reap.