Out of Print

Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age

Author: George Brock

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval: shifts such as declining print subscriptions and rising website visitor numbers are forcing assumptions and practices to be rethought from first principles. The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and explains how current theory and practice have to change to fully exploit developing opportunities. In Out of Print George Brock guides readers through the history, present state and future of journalism, highlighting how and why journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands and opportunities of new conditions. He provides a unique examination of every key issue, from the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson Inquiry to the impact of social media on news and expectations. He presents an incisive, authoritative analysis of the role and influence of journalism in the digital age.
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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Author: Amanda Grange

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402240560

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7015

Sourcebooks Landmark, the leading publisher of Jane Austen-related fiction, is excited to announce a major release: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by international bestselling author Amanda Grange. Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary, gives us something completely new—a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love… Amanda Grange's style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen's timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective, and now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen's beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.
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Rome

A City Out of Print

Author: Rose Marie San Juan

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816637911

Category: History

Page: 320

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"Focusing on images and descriptions of movement and spectacle - everyday street activities, congregations in market piazzas, life in the Jewish ghetto and the plague hospital, papal and other ceremonial processions, public punishment, and pilgrimage routes - Rose Marie San Juan uncovers the social tensions and conflicts within seventeenth-century Roman society that are both concealed within and prompted by mass-produced representations of the city. These depictions of Rome - guidebooks, street posters, broadsheets and brochures, topographic and thematic maps, city views, and collectible images of landmarks and other famous sights - redefined the ways in which public space was experienced, controlled, and utilized, encouraging tourists, pilgrims, and penitents while constraining the activities and movements of women, merchants, dissidents, and Jews."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Sex

Author: Madonna,Glenn O'Brien

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: 9780436270840

Category: Erotica

Page: 132

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Calling All Saints

Author: Tom-Nicholas Costa,Brother Tom-Nicholas

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781560725343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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This book tells the stories of 40 hard working men and women from all walks of life who became saints by doing small things in a great way for the love of God. The author, Brother Tom-Nicholas, is a lay brother in the Franciscan th ird order and serves as liturgical assistant at St. James' Episcopal church in South Pasadena, California. He always manages to bring home the modern message of each saint in a funny yet inspirational way. From ex-lawyers and soldiers, to housewives, he rbalists, and hair-dressers, each special story has something to make you smile, maybe make you laugh, and always make you think about the simple things we can all do to make a difference. If you-'re looking for the patron saint of television, a monthly meditation series, or just a special book you can share with those you love, Calling All Saints is for you.
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Out of Print

City Lights Spotlight

Author: Julien Poirier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780872867048

Category:

Page: 100

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"Out of Print" is a bicoastal surrealistic political poetry extravaganza from the co-founder of Ugly Duckling Presse.
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Blanket of Stars

Author: Jana Laiz,Sean Vernon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981491073

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3769

Night is falling on the hill. A busy world is getting still. Join Little Bird, Little Bunny, Little Fox as they drift off into dreamland under a blanket of stars. Lull your little ones to sweet sleep with the lush illustrations and soothing lullabies of Blanket of Stars. Music included. Additional bonus tracks include Sean Vernon's original tune, "New Twinkle" as well as Sean's original music paired with poems by Christina Rosetti, Thomas Dekker, and Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Used and Rare

Travels in the Book World

Author: Lawrence Goldstone,Nancy Goldstone

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0312207492

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

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Journey into the world of book collecting with the Goldstones-rediscover the joy of reading, laugh, and fall in love with books all over again. The idea that books had stories associated with them that had nothing to do with the stories inside them was new to us. We had always valued the history, the world of ideas contained between the covers of a book or, as in the case of The Night Visitor, some special personal significance. Now, for the first time, we began to appreciate that there was a history and a world of ideas embodied by the books themselves. Part travel story, part love story, and part memoir, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone's Used and Rare provides a delightful love letter to book lovers everywhere.
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Priority Parenting

Reclaiming Your Home for Heaven's Sake

Author: Steve Ganger

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 9780836193312

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 127

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Parents leading their children. A novel concept, isn't it? Sadly, in many homes today, it is the other way around. There is a revolution afoot in America?a revolution where children commandeer the home. So challenges author, minister, and counselor, Steve Ganger. But, he says, ?take heart, ? and provides very readable chapters with guidelines for reclaiming the home as a loving place for heaven's sake. Ganger explores: * what constitutes a real home * the overcommitment in your schedule * the hurried lifestyle we are passing along to our kids * what God really intends childhood to be * ideas for making your house a home that truly worships God.
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The Love Department

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241969301

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Love Department by William Trevor - a darkly comic novel about a thief of the heart, by one of the world's best writers From the offices of her Love Department, Lady Dolores cures the heartaches of the lonely wives of Wimbledon with inimitable flourish and finesse. When her newest protege, the somewhat naive Edward Blakeston-Smith, is sent on a mission - to learn the secrets of seductive, scheming Septimus Tuam and stop him in his tracks - he learns all about love, its friends and enemies. The Love Department was William Trevor's third novel, published in 1966. It will be enjoyed by readers of Colm Toibin, Evelyn Waugh and Muriel Spark. 'A fantasy which proliferates entertainingly from a germ of reality - the reality of boredom felt by comfortably-off suburban wives' Listener 'William Trevor can pack into ten or twenty pages an astounding richness of pathos, humour and tragedy' Francis King William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He has lived in England for many years. The author of numerous acclaimed collections of short stories and novels, he has won many awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. He has been shortlisted three times for the Booker Prize: in 1976 with his novel The Children of Dynmouth, in 1991 with Reading Turgenev and in 2002 with The Story of Lucy Gault. He recently received the prestigious David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement.
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Bookstore Cats

Author: Brandon Schultz

Publisher: Glitterati

ISBN: 9781943876525

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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"Book fanatics and cat lovers, celebrate! Capturing hte depth, spirit, and power of the storied relationship between cats, literature, and readers, Bookstor Cats commemorates in words and endearing photographs the rich history between bookstores and their preferred domestic help: The Cat." --
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What We See When We Read

Author: Peter Mendelsund

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804171645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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A San Francisco Chronicle and Kirkus Best Book of the Year A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page—a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so—and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture our beloved—or reviled—literary figures. In this remarkable work of nonfiction, Knopf's Associate Art Director Peter Mendelsund combines his profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature—he considers himself first and foremost as a reader—into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
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Twelve Against the Gods

The Story of Adventure

Author: William Bolitho

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635765048

Category: History

Page: N.A

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"It's really quite good." - Elon Musk Twelve Against the Gods was an instant bestseller when it first published in 1929. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers—Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of Sweden, Napoleon I, Lucius Sergius Catiline, Napoleon III, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson. Bolitho shines light on both the struggles and successes that made these figures so iconic, and demonstrates how they all battled convention and conformity to achieve enduring fame and notoriety. “We are born adventurers,” Bolitho writes, “and the love of adventures never leaves us till we are very old; old, timid men, in whose interest it is that adventure should quite die out. This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men." Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, and strength of spirit that have proven to resonate with the pioneers and thought leaders of today.
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The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.
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The Magician's Land

A Novel

Author: Lev Grossman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633530

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on Syfy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Bloody Bozeman

The Perilous Trail to Montana's Gold

Author: Dorothy M. Johnson

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878421527

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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A history of the Bozeman Trail, which led to the goldfields of Montana, begins with the creation of the Trail in 1862 and follows the events of 1863 through 1868, during which it was followed by prospectors seeking their fortunes, as well as the gamblers, highwaymen, "professional women", and merchants who sought to capitalize on the miner's needs and vices; facing hostile Indians, hard climates, and wilderness solitude along the way.
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Health Care Finance

Author: Baker,R. W. Baker,Neil R. Dworkin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284118215

Category: Medical

Page: 610

View: 9749

Health Care Finance: Basic Tools for Nonfinancial Managers, Fifth Edition is the most practical financial management text for those who need basic financial management knowledge and a better understanding of healthcare finance in particular. Using actual examples from hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies, this user-friendly text includes practical information for the nonfinancial manager charged with budgeting.
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Finn

Author: Jon Clinch

Publisher: Unmediated Ink

ISBN: 9780692885345

Category: Boys

Page: 322

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This is the 10th-Anniversary Edition of Finn, with a new introduction by Jared Leto.In this masterful debut, Jon Clinch takes us on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own.Finn sets a tragic figure loose in a landscape at once familiar and mythic. It begins and ends with a lifeless body-flayed and stripped of all identifying marks-drifting down the Mississippi. The circumstances of the murder, and the secret of the victim's identity, shape Finn's story as they will shape his life and his death.Along the way Clinch introduces a cast of unforgettable characters: Finn's terrifying father, known only as the Jud≥ his sickly, sycophantic brother, Will; blind Bliss, a secretive moonshiner; the strong and quick-witted Mary, a stolen slave who becomes Finn's mistress; and of course young Huck himself. In daring to re-create Huck for a new generation, Clinch gives us a living boy in all his human complexity-not an icon, not a myth, but a real child facing vast possibilities in a world alternately dangerous and bright.Finn is a novel about race; about paternity in its many guises; about the shame of a nation recapitulated by the shame of one absolutely unforgettable family. Above all, Finn reaches back into the darkest waters of America's past to fashion something compelling, fearless, and new. Praise for Finn"A brutal, shocking and epic look in the mirror for all Americans."- Jared Leto, from the introduction"Ravishing...and a stand-alone marvel of a novel. Grade: A."- Entertainment Weekly"Clinch treads dangerous ground in making one of America's greatest novels his jumping-off point, but he brings it off magnificently."- Dallas Morning News"Clinch's riverbank Missouri feels postapocalyptic, and his Pap Finn is a crazed yet wily survivor in a polluted landscape."- Newsweek"Finn strikes its most original chords in its bold imagining of possibilities left unexplored by Huckleberry Finn."- Austin American-Statesman"An inspired riff on one of literature's all-time great villains."- New Orleans Times-Picayune"A jolting companion to the mischievous antics of Huckleberry Finn."- Christian Science Monitor"A triumph of successful plotting, convincing characterization and lyrical prose."- Rocky Mountain News"Shocking and charming, A folk-art masterpiece."- New York Post"Disturbing and darkly compelling."- Hartford Courant"Jon Clinch pulls off the near impossible in his new novel, which brings Huck's dad to life in all his terrible humanness."- Winston-Salem Journal"Every fan of Twain's masterpiece will want to read this inspired spin-off, which could become an unofficial companion volume."- Library Journal, starred review"Finn is as dark, as brutal, as ambivalent, and as insane as the history and legacy of American racial slavery."- Mary Gaitskill, author of Veronica "Clinch's tale is not only filled with echoes of the great American classic to which it is tied; it is destined to become one itself."- Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants
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Used and Rare, 1998

Author: Edward N. Zempel,Linda A. Verkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930358167

Category: Book collecting

Page: 796

View: 1662

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