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Little, Brown US

A Woman's Place

Deepi Ahluwalia, Stef Ferrari, Jessica Olah
Contributors:
Deepi Ahluwalia, Stef Ferrari, Jessica Olah

For centuries, professional cooking was a job exclusively for men. As a result, most histories of food and cooking, even today, are dominated by male achievements. But while historians weren't paying attention, women all over the world have been quietly changing the way we eat, cook, and dine out, inventing standardized measures, dishwashers, coffee filters, and even Champagne and buffalo wings!In A WOMAN'S PLACE, these hidden figures of culinary history have the chance to tell their stories. Stories like that of Leah Chase, whose New Orleans restaurant sheltered and fed the civil rights movement, or Madhur Jaffrey, who became an accidental celebrity chef teaching English and American home cooks how to cook Indian food.With lively illustrations depicting the women in scenes from their everyday lives, and stories ranging around the globe and across centuries, A WOMAN'S PLACE is the perfect gift for the foodie, history lover, or groundbreaking woman or girl in your life.

Moon Travel

Moon Boston (First Edition)

Cameron Sperance
Authors:
Cameron Sperance

Catch a game at Fenway, watch the rowboats on the Charles, or snag a seat at the bar at the Neptune Oyster: Experience the best of Beantown with Moon Boston.*Navigate the Neighbourhoods: Follow one of our guided neighbourhood walks through Beacon Hill, the North End, Downtown Boston, Back Bay, and more*Explore the City: Retrace the founders' footsteps on the Freedom Trail or peruse French impressionist paintings at the Boston MFA. Shop the boutiques on Newbury Street and stroll the picturesque Harvard campus in Cambridge. Sail out to the Boston Harbor Islands and go whale watching, or grab a Fenway Frank and root for the Red Sox at America's oldest ballpark*Get a Taste of the City: Sample oysters by the dozen or decide who has the best red sauce and cannoli in the North End. Chow down on classics like lobster rolls and "chowdah," indulge in a Boston cream pie, or snack your way through a historic open-air market *Bars and Nightlife: Relax at a waterfront whiskey bar, chat with the bartender at a local Irish pub, or catch the game at a neighborhood sports bar. Take a sunset photo of the Boston skyline from a rooftop bar, sip on innovative cocktails, or see what's on tap at a craft brewery*Local Advice: Cameron Sperance shares his expertise and love of his adopted city*Flexible, Strategic Itineraries, including the three-day best of Boston, a weekend with kids, and more, plus day trips to the Boston Harbor Islands, Lexington and Concord, Salem, Provincetown, and the Outer Cape*Tips for Travellers including where to stay and how to navigate "the T," plus advice for international visitors, LGBTQ travellers, seniors, travellers with disabilities, and families with children*Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of Boston, full-colour photos, colour-coded neighbourhood maps, and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the goWith Moon Boston's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the city your way. Expanding your trip? Grab a copy of Moon New England. Hitting the road? Check out Moon New England Road Trip.

Little, Brown US

Panorama

Steve Kistulentz
Authors:
Steve Kistulentz
Black Dog & Leventhal

A Child's Introduction to African American History

Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines
Authors:
Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines

This illustrated introduction to African American history goes beyond what's taught in the classroom giving young readers a more comprehensive look at this timely and important topic.Author Jabari Asim chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trade, the American Revolution, and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, and the election of Barack Obama. Sections throughout highlight the contribution of African Americans to the arts, music, literature, culture, sports and more. Lives of inspiring African American artists, inventors, and politicians including Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, Serena Williams, are also featured.Following in the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to African American History includes 120 charming illustrations that bring the people and events to life. The book also features interactive projects that kids can do on their own or with their guardians including recipes and crafts.

Piatkus

The Chosen

J. R. Ward
Authors:
J. R. Ward
Basic Books

Blood Brothers

Johnny Smith, Randy Roberts
Authors:
Johnny Smith, Randy Roberts

In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam,a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult,saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of spreading the Nation's message. The two became fast friends, keeping their interactions secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Clay began living a double life,a patriotic good Negro" in public, and a radical reformer behind the scenes. Soon, however, their friendship would sour, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences.Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers is the first book to offer an in-depth portrait of this complex bond. Acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith reconstruct the worlds that shaped Malcolm and Clay, from the boxing arenas and mosques, to postwar New York and civil rights-era Miami. In an impressively detailed account, they reveal how Malcolm moulded Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, helping him become an international symbol of black pride and black independence. Yet when Malcolm was barred from the Nation for criticizing the philandering of its leader, Elijah Muhammad, Ali turned his back on Malcolm,a choice that tragically contributed to the latter's assassination in February 1965.Malcolm's death marked the end of a critical phase of the civil rights movement, but the legacy of his friendship with Ali has endured. We inhabit a new era where the roles of entertainer and activist, of sports and politics, are more entwined than ever before. Blood Brothers is the story of how Ali redefined what it means to be a black athlete in America,after Malcolm first enlightened him. An extraordinary narrative of love and deep affection, as well as deceit, betrayal, and violence, this story is a window into the public and private lives of two of our greatest national icons, and the tumultuous period in American history that they helped to shape.

PublicAffairs

The Attacker's Advantage

Ram Charan
Authors:
Ram Charan

*A Wall Street Journal bestseller*The forces driving today's world of structural change create sharp bends in the road that can lead to major explosions in your existing market space. But exponential change also offers exponential opportunities. How do you leverage change to go on the offense? The Attacker's Advantage is the game plan for winning in an era of ambiguity, volatility, and complexity, when every leader and every business is being challenged in new and unexpected ways.Ram Charan, harnessing an unequalled depth and breadth of experience working with leaders and companies around the globe, provides tested, practical tools to help you:Build the perceptual acuity to see around corners and detect, ahead of others, those forces,especially people, who are the catalysts of change,that could radically reshape a company or industryHave the mindset to see opportunity in uncertaintyCommit to a new path forward despite the unknowns, positioning your business to make the next move ahead of competitorsBreak the blockages that can hold your company backKnow when to accelerate and when to shift the short-term and long-term balanceMake your organization agile and steerable by aligning people, priorities, decision-making power, budgeting and capital allocation, and key performance indicators to the new realities of the marketplace The Attacker's Advantage provides a stark and simple challenge: stay in a legacy world of incremental gains or defensiveness, or be an attacker by creating a new world, scaling it up quickly, ahead of the traditional players.

Basic Books

The Eve of Destruction

James T. Patterson
Authors:
James T. Patterson

At the beginning of 1965, the U.S. seemed on the cusp of a golden age. Although Americans had been shocked by the assassination in 1963 of President Kennedy, they exuded a sense of consensus and optimism that showed no signs of abating. Indeed, political liberalism and interracial civil rights activism made it appear as if 1965 would find America more progressive and unified than it had ever been before. In January 1965, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed that the country had no irreconcilable conflicts."Johnson, who was an extraordinarily skillful manager of Congress, succeeded in securing an avalanche of Great Society legislation in 1965, including Medicare, immigration reform, and a powerful Voting Rights Act. But as esteemed historian James T. Patterson reveals in The Eve of Destruction , that sense of harmony dissipated over the course of the year. As Patterson shows, 1965 marked the birth of the tumultuous era we now know as The Sixties," when American society and culture underwent a major transformation. Turmoil erupted in the American South early in the year, when police attacked civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama. Many black leaders, outraged, began to lose faith in nonviolent and interracial strategies of protest. Meanwhile, the U.S. rushed into a deadly war in Vietnam, inciting rebelliousness at home. On August 11th, five days after Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, racial violence exploded in the Watts area of Los Angeles. The six days of looting and arson that followed shocked many Americans and cooled their enthusiasm for the president's remaining initiatives. As the national mood darkened, the country became deeply divided. By the end of 1965, a conservative resurgence was beginning to redefine the political scene even as developments in popular music were enlivening the Left.In The Eve of Destruction , Patterson traces the events of this transformative year, showing how they dramatically reshaped the nation and reset the course of American life.

Basic Books

All Eyes are Upon Us

Jason Sokol
Authors:
Jason Sokol

The Northeastern United States,home to abolitionism and a refuge for blacks fleeing the Jim Crow South,has had a long and celebrated history of racial equality and political liberalism. After World War II, the region appeared poised to continue this legacy, electing black politicians and rallying behind black athletes and cultural leaders. However, as historian Jason Sokol reveals in All Eyes Are Upon Us , these achievements obscured the harsh reality of a region riven by segregation and deep-seated racism.White fans from across Brooklyn,Irish, Jewish, and Italian,came out to support Jackie Robinson when he broke baseball's colour barrier with the Dodgers in 1947, even as the city's blacks were shunted into segregated neighbourhoods. The African-American politician Ed Brooke won a senate seat in Massachusetts in 1966, when the state was 97% white, yet his political career was undone by the resistance to busing in Boston. Across the Northeast over the last half-century, blacks have encountered housing and employment discrimination as well as racial violence. But the gap between the northern ideal and the region's segregated reality left small but meaningful room for racial progress. Forced to reckon with the disparity between their racial practices and their racial preaching, blacks and whites forged interracial coalitions and demanded that the region live up to its promise of equal opportunity.A revelatory account of the tumultuous modern history of race and politics in the Northeast, All Eyes Are Upon Us presents the Northeast as a microcosm of America as a whole: outwardly democratic, inwardly conflicted, but always striving to live up to its highest ideals.

Sphere

Hard Landing

Lynne Heitman
Authors:
Lynne Heitman
Sphere

Parts Unknown

Lynne Heitman
Authors:
Lynne Heitman

Alex Shanahan is on her way to a new job with a Detroit start-up airline when the death of her friend, John McTavish, takes her on a detour to Miami. The trip turns deadly when Alex connects John's murder to the lucrative world of black-market airplane parts: used parts that are illegally reworked, repainted and sold as new.Now Alex must walk into the darkest corner of the airline business she loves, the sordid underbelly of scavengers and chop shops, where profits are valued over the lives of a planeload of passengers - and murder isn't too far to go when millions are at stake.In a world where one faulty part can bring down an airliner and catastrophe is an acceptable risk, Alex must tread carefully, because every step she takes could be her last . . .Book 2 in the Alex Shanahan series.

Sphere

First Class Killing

Lynne Heitman
Authors:
Lynne Heitman

Alex Shanahan is tough, resourceful and beautiful - she also happens to be a private investigator for the aviation world. When Majestic Airlines gets suspicious that some of its staff are abusing its databases for a rather alarming reason, they call in Alex to find out the hard facts.Going undercover as an air-hostess, navigating the gossip and the politics, she soon discovers that a group of her female colleagues are running an 'escort' service for Majestic's customers. Dismissive at first, the closer Alex gets to the cunning and dangerous woman who is running the operation, the more she realises the violence involved. Soon she finds herself investigating murder as well as fraud . . .Book 3 in the Alex Shanahan series.

Sphere

The Hostage Room

Lynne Heitman
Authors:
Lynne Heitman

Years after she dumped him for a younger man, the scheming ex-wife of Alex Shanahan's partner returns for an unexpected visit. As a private investigator, Alex wants to find out why Rachael is back, but she is distracted by another mystery unfolding halfway around the world.US Intelligence have found the personal belongings of the victims of a bloody, high-profile airline hijacking four years previous. The discovery of this chilling time capsule in a terrorist safe-house triggers a chain reaction that leads straight back to Rachael. By the time Alex has untangled Rachael's lies, she will be on the run from the Russian Mafia, caught in the web of a global vigilante group, and forced to take a reluctant trip into her partner's past - a painful, and often perilous, trip . . .Book 4 in the Alex Shanahan series.

PublicAffairs

A Man and his Mountain

Edward Humes
Authors:
Edward Humes

The story of self-made billionaire Jess Jackson, who put Chardonnay on America's tables as he built the Kendall-Jackson wine empire from a few mountainous acres of grapes, and raced the Horse of the Year three years in a row, is a remarkable tale of romance, risk, and reinvention,perhaps the greatest second act in the history of American business.Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's Wine Country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, and luck. Admirers and detractors alike have called him the Steve Jobs of wine,a brilliant, infuriating, contrarian gambler who seemed to win more than his share by anticipating consumers' desires with uncanny skill. Time after time his decisions would be ignored and derided, then envied and imitated as competitors struggled to catch up. He founded Kendall-Jackson with a single, tiny vineyard and a belief that there could be more to California Wine Country than jugs of bottom-shelf screw-top. Today, Kendall-Jackson and its 14,000 acres of coastal and mountain vineyards produce a host of award-winning wines, including the most popular Chardonnay in the world, which was born out of a catastrophe that nearly broke Jackson. The empire Jackson built endures and thrives as a family-run leader of the American wine industry.Jess Jackson entered the horseracing game just as dramatically. He brought con men to justice, exposed industry-wide corruption in court and Congress, then exacted the best revenge of all: race after race, he defied conventional wisdom with one high-stakes winner after another, capped by the epic season of Rachel Alexandra, the first filly to win the Preakness in nearly a century, cementing Jackson's reputation as America's king of wine and horses.

PublicAffairs

A Man and his Mountain

Edward Humes
Authors:
Edward Humes

The story of self-made billionaire Jess Jackson, who put Chardonnay on America's tables as he built the Kendall-Jackson wine empire from a few mountainous acres of grapes, and raced the Horse of the Year three years in a row, is a remarkable tale of romance, risk, and reinvention,perhaps the greatest second act in the history of American business.Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's Wine Country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, and luck. Admirers and detractors alike have called him the Steve Jobs of wine,a brilliant, infuriating, contrarian gambler who seemed to win more than his share by anticipating consumers' desires with uncanny skill. Time after time his decisions would be ignored and derided, then envied and imitated as competitors struggled to catch up. He founded Kendall-Jackson with a single, tiny vineyard and a belief that there could be more to California Wine Country than jugs of bottom-shelf screw-top. Today, Kendall-Jackson and its 14,000 acres of coastal and mountain vineyards produce a host of award-winning wines, including the most popular Chardonnay in the world, which was born out of a catastrophe that nearly broke Jackson. The empire Jackson built endures and thrives as a family-run leader of the American wine industry.Jess Jackson entered the horseracing game just as dramatically. He brought con men to justice, exposed industry-wide corruption in court and Congress, then exacted the best revenge of all: race after race, he defied conventional wisdom with one high-stakes winner after another, capped by the epic season of Rachel Alexandra, the first filly to win the Preakness in nearly a century, cementing Jackson's reputation as America's king of wine and horses.

Robinson

Erotica, Volume 1

Barbara Cardy
Authors:
Barbara Cardy

THE MORNING AFTER by Jude MasonNathan Steele thought it would be a good idea to masturbate over his boss Ms Harden's desk. Not only that, he had the audacity to use her vibrator, but he was oblivious to the CCTV camera recording his every perverted desire. Called to her office and confronted with the evidence, he is given two options: either Ms Harden will call the police . . . or he can submit to being soundly whipped.FLYING SOLO by Elizabeth ColdwellRecently jilted flight attendant Melanie's luggage is mistakenly taken by someone else from an airport carousel. A handsome stranger turns up at her hotel room with her missing bag and Melanie is flabbergasted when he suggests she put on a display for him . . . using the vibrator he found in her bag!THE COWBOY WAY by Ralph Greco JrJudy takes revenge on her best friend, pseudo urban cowboy James. Sick and tired of his ridiculous cowboy drawl, she gives him his comeuppance as he finds himself as used and abused as a cowboy's horse. Whipped, lashed and buggered with a butt plug, perhaps James isn't as tough as he'd thought?PARTY FAVOURS by Lynn LakeFlower child Saffron Miller decides to organize a surprise party to celebrate her parents' 30th wedding anniversary. Calling in on her parents' various hippy friends, she finds them a very friendly bunch indeed! Seduced first by a husband-and-wife team, then by two of her father's old football mates, Saffron wonders if there will be red faces at the party.

Running Press Mini Editions

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Sean Covey
Authors:
Sean Covey
Abacus

The Mitford Girls

Mary S. Lovell
Authors:
Mary S. Lovell
Basic Books

The End Of Shareholder Value

Allan A. Kennedy
Authors:
Allan A. Kennedy

"Allan Kennedy provocatively proposes that running corporations to benefit shareholders damages companies and the societies they operate in. [He] has raised questions about managing for shareholder value that someone will have to answer."-Mark Henricks, American Way"Allan Kennedy has always seen the corporation in its full cultural context. Now he demonstrates that corporate managers have mistaken the shareholder value formula for the building of true wealth. His fascinating stories of companies make both great reading and a compelling case for the broadening of corporate objectives."-Stan Davis, co-author of Future Wealth and BlurIn The End of Shareholder Value, Allan Kennedy calls for a revolution in business-for customers, employees, political and social leaders, and governing boards to challenge the cozy relationship between executives and investors that has crippled companies in the name of maximizing shareholder value. From GE to the hottest new Web-based start-up, those companies that subscribe to the shareholder value ethic cannot be sustained and will, inevitably, be replaced by those who figure out how to create and share wealth among all stakeholders. Provocative and wide-ranging, The End of Shareholder Value challenges everyone to rethink the purpose of business in the new millennium.

Basic Books

The Discipline of Market Leaders

Fred Wiersema, Michael Treacy
Authors:
Fred Wiersema, Michael Treacy

Why is it that Casio can sell a calculator more cheaply than Kellogg's can sell a box of corn flakes? Why can FedEx absolutely, positively" deliver your package overnight but airlines have trouble keeping track of your bags? What does your company do better than anyone else? What unique value do you provide to your customers? How will you increase that value next year? As customers' demands for the highest quality products, best services, and lowest prices increase daily, the rules for market leadership are changing. Once powerful companies that haven't gotten the message are faltering, while others, new and old, are thriving. In disarmingly simple and provocative terms, Treacy and Wiersema show what it takes to become a leader in your market, and stay there, in an ever more sophisticated and demanding world.