Straight Up

Where to drink & what to drink on every continent: FREE SAMPLER

Author: Joel Harrison,Neil Ridley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784724548

Category: Cooking

Page: 10

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**FREE SAMPLER** How great would it be to have access to the world's experts to help you choose the coolest and most interesting bars, wherever you find yourself in the world? Well, now you do. Straight Up is a carefully curated collection of insider tips that will allow you to discover the best drinking spots around the globe. From a 10-seat basement bar in Tokyo, to classic hotel-bar glamour and a glitzy rooftop palace in Toronto, this book will contain everything you need to drink in style, brought to you by the locals in the know. Spirits experts Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have gathered a team of expert contributors among the world's bartending community to nose out the most interesting and characterful experiences. Throughout the book you'll also find lots of features on signature cocktails, the low-down on star bartenders, and even 'A Day Drinking in...' with the perfect city itinerary. We hope you enjoy this free sampler.
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Going to the ATM, Part 1

Author: Curtis W. Carter

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490843116

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Curtis W. Carter is a board-certified pastoral counselor and the founder of the Curtis Carter Ministry. He holds an MA in Christian ministry and is also a graduate of Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. When Curtis gave his life to Jesus Christ, he was committed to representing God's kingdom with an anointed biblical understanding. Curtis lives with his wife, Jennifer, and his boy-and-girl fraternal twins, Christian William and Kennedy Lynne, in sunny Orange County, California.
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On the Roast

Author: Doug Nufer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970321237

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Fiction. Possibly the Northwest's first, full-fledged mock biography of a fictional CEO who created a coffee empire and sipped the soul out of a city. Authored by a twice removed hand, or, the truth laid bare through a series of fictions.
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Hunger

Author: Knut Hamsun

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847673643

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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INTRODUCTION BY JO NESBØ AFTERWORD BY PAUL AUSTER Nineteenth-century Kristiania is an unforgiving place, and work is thin on the ground. Roaming the streets of Norway's capital, a penniless young writer searches for inspiration whilst trying desperately to make ends meet. Driven to extraordinary lengths, sleeping under the stars with his stomach growling, the writer's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational and his world spirals into chaos. Hunger was Knut Hamsun's first novel and earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1920. A disturbing and darkly humorous masterpiece of existential fiction, Hunger anticipated and influenced some of the twentieth century's most acclaimed writers including Camus, Kafka and Fante.
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Adventures of a Continental Drifter

An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food

Author: Elliott Hester

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429905425

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: · Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific · Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party · Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic · Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked! · And much more. Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.
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Every Saturday

A Journal of Choice Reading

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Vertigo

Author: Bob Shaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575111062

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Rob Hasson was an Air Patrolman, one of the best, until the day someone jumped him in mid-air and sent him hurtling into a fall that should have killed him. Now his mind, still tormented by memories of the shrieking air and rushing ground, protects his patched-together body by refusing to let him fly again. And what use to anyone is an Air Patrolman who's afraid to fly? Rob Hasson thinks he's a coward. No one could have foreseen the chain of events that would prove him wrong.
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Behind Bars

The Straight-Up Tales of a Big-City Bartender

Author: Ty Wenzel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312311032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A Lower East Side woman bartender recounts how her temporary withdrawl from corporate America turned into a ten-year position at Marion's Continental Restaurant and Lounge, during which she learned insider secrets and encountered a host of celebrities. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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Founders

The People Who Brought You a Nation

Author: Ray Raphael

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595585060

Category: History

Page: 640

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Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madison—together they are best known as an intimate cadre of daring, brilliant men credited with our nation’s founding. But does this group tell the whole story? In his widely praised new history of the roots of American patriotism, celebrated author Ray Raphael expands the historical canvas to reveal an entire generation of patriots who pushed for independence, fought a war, and set the United States on its course—giving us “an evangelizing introduction to the American Revolution” (Booklist) . Called “entertaining yet informative” by Library Journal , Founders brings to life seven historical figures whose stories anchor a sweeping yet intimate history of the Founding Era, from the beginnings of unrest in 1761 through the passage of the Bill of Rights thirty years later. Here we follow the intertwined lives of George Washington and a private soldier in his army. America’s richest merchant, who rescued the nation from bankruptcy, goes head to head with a peripatetic revolutionary who incited rebellion in seven states. Rounding out the company is a richly nuanced cast that includes a common village blacksmith, a conservative slave owner with an abolitionist son, and Mercy Otis Warren, the most politically engaged woman of the time. A master narrative with unprecedented historical scope, Founders will forever change our image of this most crucial moment in America’s past.
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Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)

Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473510554

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

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A Jack Reacher short story, published exclusively as an ebook: now also available in the new Reacher short story collection, No Middle Name. The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police. No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?
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Family Herald

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Passion for Reality

The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Author: Michael R. Yogg

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537026

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Paul Cabot (1898–1994) was an innovative mutual fund manager and executive known for his strong character, charismatic personality, and trendsetting financial achievements. Iconoclastic and rebellious, Cabot broke free from the Boston Brahmin trustee mold to pursue new ways of investing and serving investment clients. Cabot founded one of the first mutual funds—State Street Investment Corporation—in the early 1920s, campaigned against the corrupt practices of certain other funds in the late 1920s, and lobbied on behalf of key New Deal securities legislation in the 1930s. As Harvard University treasurer, he increased the allocation of the endowment to equities just in time for the bull market of the 1950s, and as a corporate director in the 1960s he campaigned against conglomerates' abusive takeover strategies. Having spent nearly two decades working for Cabot's company, State Street Research & Management, as an analyst, research director, portfolio manager, and chief investment officer, Michael R. Yogg is well positioned to share the secrets behind Cabot's extraordinary success and relate the life of an extraordinary man. Cabot pioneered the use of fundamental stock analysis and was likely the first to take up the progressive practice of interviewing company managements. His accomplishments all stemmed from his passion for facts, finance, and creative thinking, as well as his unbreakable will, facets Yogg illuminates through privileged access to Cabot's papers and a wealth of interviews.
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What Shall We Drink? - Popular Drinks, Recipes and Toasts

Author: Magnus Bredenbek

Publisher: Stronck Press

ISBN: 1443773190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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My Life on Three Continents

Author: Stanislav Fabic

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469141884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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The author depicts life in Bosnia (first as part of Yugoslavia then as part of the independent state/of Croatia), service in the Croatian Navy, training on the Sailing Ship Horst Wessel (now in the U.S. renamed Eagle), life in Titos Yugoslavia and, in 1949, escape to Italy across the Adriatic Sea. Year in Italy, ending with emigration to Australia. After 8 years there, arrival in Berkeley, CA to pursue graduate studies in nuclear engineering, marriage to Barbara (from Kansas) and start of a family. Follows work for Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, PA, then in Maryland for the US Atomic Energy Commission. Includes description of many local and overseas trips.
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Rocks and Hard Places

A South African's Journey to the Highest Mountain on Every Continent

Author: Alex Harris

Publisher: Struik Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 238

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Rocks and hard places first-hand narrative of the authors attempts to reach the Seven Summits -- the highest point on each of the seven continents.
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Igloos in the Jungle

Memoirs of a Tactical Airlifter in Vietnam and Beyond

Author: Brian Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469159376

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

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Go along with the Colonel on this nostalgic trip back to the 1950's and life growing up in the Midwest. Follow him on his solo trek across Europe and the year that made him a man in the Aviation Cadet Program. Next it's many a day in Vietnam over the course of the war and the hardships faced by the aviators and their families on a daily basis. Life in the "fast lane" or five years in the Pentagon gives the reader a close look at the many challenges faced by the Staff Officer in the "building". Finally, the harrowing experience of life in a high school classroom for 19 years caps off the interesting adventure. Lt. Col. Watson amassed almost 5,000 hours flight time with 1,300 of it being combat time in Vietnam. He was "in country" for over 500 days covering parts of 1965,1966,1968,1969,1970,1971,1972, and 1973.He was decorated 39 times including the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 12 Air Medals, 2 Commendations Medals, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry just to mention a few. His travels took him north of the Arctic Circle to the southernmost tip of South America, all over Europe and the Far East with stops in 68 countries on 6 continents. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this most interesting story of an Air Force Officer and his travels in support of our national interests.
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The Gunpowder Plot

Historischer Roman

Author: Alan Brouder

Publisher: Langenscheidt

ISBN: 3468692153

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Mittels Zeitreisen erforscht das britische Department of Historical Truth die Vergangenheit. Im Jahr 2055 erhalten Oxford-Professor Johnson und Physiker Fanshawe den Auftrag, den legendären Gunpowder Plot zu untersuchen, der 1605 zum Tod von King James I. führen sollte.
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