Lifestyles Of The Rich And In Famous

Author: Tierney Fowler
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
ISBN: 9781939392664
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Lifestyles Of The Rich And In Famous. After connecting with Manhattan A-lister Tristan Halifax, Nyx Carrington finds herself in the spotlight, but her former brooding musician boyfriend's habit of dedicating chart-topping love songs to her begins to complicate matters.

Isn T That Rich

Author: Richard Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150400731X
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Isn T That Rich . Celebrated ad man Richard Kirshenbaum, the original New York observer, reveals the fashions, foibles, and outrageous extravagances of the private-jet set Paid friends. Pot dealers draped in Dolce. Divorce settlements that include the Birkins at their current retail price. Air kisses, landing strips, and lounge-chair bribery. For most of us, the idea of life inside the golden triad of Park Avenue, Sagaponack, and St. Barths is just as exotic as the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. Luckily, Richard Kirshenbaum has a VIP pass to the Upper East Side and is willing to share the wealth—of gossip. His New York Observer column on uptown social life provides a fascinating glimpse behind the gilded curtain into the swanky restaurants and eye-popping vacation destinations where the 1 percent gathers. Isn’t That Rich? features highlights from Kirshenbaum’s monthly column as well as several brand-new essays. From cash-strapped blue bloods willing to trade their good names for a taste of nouveau riche treasure to the fine art of donning a cashmere sweater in Capri, our intrepid correspondent exposes the preoccupations of the posh. His insider sources may be anonymous, but “his up-to-the-minute portrait of today’s 1 percent is both insightful and a joy to read, no matter what tax bracket you’re in.” (Mortimer Zuckerman)

Wicked Palm Beach

Author: Eliot Kleinberg
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596297944
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Wicked Palm Beach. During the Prohibition era, the Royal Poinciana Hotel in Palm Beach featured a secret hallway that led to a clandestine speakeasy called Hypocrite's Row." About the same time, the infamous Ashley gang, a ragtag band of violent criminals, had South Florida gripped in fear. Indeed, few eras in few places were as exciting, outrageous and tragic as the period between World War I and the hammer fall of the Great Depression, when Florida partied, passed out and woke up with one heck of a hangover. From rumrunners to pirates, mobsters to moguls, Palm Beach County has hosted its fair share of questionable characters over the decades. Meet the faces and places that have shaped Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast with renowned local author Eliot Kleinberg, who draws on his "Post Time" column in the Palm Beach Post to offer this unique glimpse into the extraordinary history of Palm Beach."

The Manhattan Transfer

Author: Howard Greenberg
Publisher: Llumina Press
ISBN: 9781605945729
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The Manhattan Transfer. "You've heard of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous? Well, this isn't it; it's more like Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous. . . .With deals, double-crosses, blackmail, the law, and millions of dollars being thrown into the mix, The Manhattan Transfer is a feast for the senses."-Polaris Reviews "First-time novelist Howard Greenberg makes an impressive debut with skillful writing and story organization. . . . a rock-solid start from a writer to watch.-The US Review of Books The Manhattan Transfer showcases retiring New York City hero cop Richard Weiss. After finding his best friend John suddenly dead, he forms a bond with John's business partner Janice Eastman. Her goal is to complete research on government land in Manhattan slated for sale and transfer to private investors. While Eastman and Weiss are attempting to complete John's work, they unwittingly become major targets for elimination by underworld sources. They inadvertently become obstacles to powerful crime families: the Sardona organization based in the Little Italy neighborhood of lower Manhattan and the comparatively new, but equally ruthless and cunning, Dandakova crime family of the Little Odessa Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. The research can jeopardize the plans of both families to build and own a casino in New York City. Along with the potential of damaging news from Eastman, mistrust and deceit permeates this unholy alliance of rivals. Backroom wheeling and dealing abound as each family strives for more wealth, power, and prestige among their peers. Blackmail and millions of dollars have already induced Michael K. Glazer, an up-and-coming politician, to lend his political savvy, knowledge, and connections needed for them to fulfill their goals. With his support, the crime bosses thought most of the difficult obstacles would be eliminated. Only one hurdle remained. The work being done by Janice Eastman, her company Find the Past, and her new friend Richard Weiss. With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and the future well-being of both families, only time and good fortune will determine the final outcome. Howard Greenberg, a retired New York City school teacher and administrator of more than thirty-five years, now resides in Lake Worth, Florida. He received his Bachelor's degree from Long Island University, Master's degree from Brooklyn College, and post-graduate degree from Richmond College. His entire immediate family was also involved in education as well as law enforcement. During his early adult years in New York, he worked with and for numerous politicians. This is his first novel.

As China Goes So Goes The World

Author: Karl Gerth
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1429962461
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As China Goes So Goes The World. In this revelatory examination of the most overlooked force that is changing the face of China, the Oxford historian and scholar of modern Asia Karl Gerth shows that as the Chinese consumer goes, so goes the world. While Americans and Europeans have become increasingly worried about China's competition for manufacturing jobs and energy resources, they have overlooked an even bigger story: China's rapid development of an American-style consumer culture, which is revolutionizing the lives of hundreds of millions of Chinese and has the potential to reshape the world. This change is already well under way. China has become the world's largest consumer of everything from automobiles to beer and has begun to adopt such consumer habits as living in large single-occupancy homes, shopping in gigantic malls, and eating meat-based diets served in fast-food outlets. Even rural Chinese, long the laggards of consumerism, have been buying refrigerators, televisions, mobile phones, and larger houses in unprecedented numbers. As China Goes, So Goes the World reveals why we should all care about the everyday choices made by ordinary Chinese. Taken together, these seemingly small changes are deeper and more profound than the headline-grabbing stories on military budgets, carbon emissions, or trade disputes.

He Loves Me Not

Author: Tierney Fowler
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530563494
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He Loves Me Not. In the game of love, everyone roots for the underdog. You know, that girl-next-door type who wears glasses and has a shy smile and who falls for the most popular boy in school...she's the hero of every story. And when the shy girl takes off her glasses and the quarterback kisses her and the crowd roars and the movie fades to black, people sit back and are satisfied. But what about the cheerleader? The one he dumps at the fifty-yard line and the one who runs off the field humiliated and sobbing? What about her feelings? What about her? He Loves Me Not tells the story of what happens after the cheerleader is denied her fairy tale ending. Maggie's life was perfect--she had perfect friends, perfect parents, and a perfect boyfriend. But when she's abruptly dumped in front of the entire county by that perfect boyfriend, her life falls apart. With her clique, her friends, and her social standing obliterated, Maggie is resigned to a lonely, humiliating senior year of high school. least until she meets AJ Abbott, a musician who breaks every rule her mother ever taught her. He has no college degree. He wants to be a rockstar. He wears entirely too much black and leather. But despite their differences, Maggie is slowly drawn into AJ's rock and roll lifestyle, and she'll be forced to choose which is more important--clinging to her nonexistent popularity or learning that maybe there's more to her than her beauty queen tiaras and cheerleader pom-poms.

Never Enough

Author: William Voegeli
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594035857
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Never Enough. Since the beginning of the New Deal, American liberals have insisted that the government must do more—much more—to help the poor, to increase economic security, to promote social justice and solidarity, to reduce inequality, and to mitigate the harshness of capitalism. Nonetheless, liberals have never answered, or even acknowledged, the corresponding question: What would be the size and nature of a welfare state that was not contemptibly austere, that did not urgently need new programs, bigger budgets, and a broader mandate? Even though the federal government’s outlays have doubled every eighteen years since 1940, liberal rhetoric is always addressed to a nation trapped in Groundhog Day, where every year is 1932, and none of the existing welfare state programs that spend tens of billions of dollars matter, or even exist. Never Enough explores the roots and consequences of liberals’ aphasia about the welfare state’s ultimate size. It assesses what liberalism’s lack of a limiting principle says about the long-running argument between liberals and conservatives, and about the policy choices confronting America in a new century. Never Enough argues that the failure to speak clearly and candidly about the welfare state’s limits has grave policy consequences. The worst result, however, is the way it has jeopardized the experiment in self-government by encouraging Americans to regard their government as a vehicle for exploiting their fellow-citizens, rather than as a compact for respecting one another’s rights and safeguarding the opportunities of future generations.

The Cambridge History Of Communism Volume 3 Endgames Late Communism In Global Perspective 1968 To The Present

Author: Juliane Fürst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108509355
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The Cambridge History Of Communism Volume 3 Endgames Late Communism In Global Perspective 1968 To The Present. The third volume of The Cambridge History of Communism spans the period from the 1960s to the present, documenting the last two decades of the global Cold War and the collapse of Soviet socialism. An international team of scholars analyze the rise of China as a global power continuing to proclaim its Maoist allegiance, and the transformation of the geopolitics and political economy of Cold War conflict in an era of increasing economic interpenetration. Beneath the surface, profound political, social, economic and cultural changes were occurring in the socialist and former socialist countries, resulting in the collapse and transformations of the existing socialist order and the changing parameters of world Marxism. This volume draws on innovative research to bring together history from above and below, including social, cultural, gender, and transnational history to transcend the old separation between Communist studies and the broader field of contemporary history.

Expanding Adaptation Networks

Author: Kate Newell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137567120
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Expanding Adaptation Networks. This book addresses print-based modes of adaptation that have not conventionally been theorized as adaptations—such as novelization, illustration, literary maps, pop-up books, and ekphrasis. It discusses a broad range of image and word-based adaptations of popular literary works, among them The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Daisy Miller, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Moby Dick, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The study reveals that commercial and franchise works and ephemera play a key role in establishing a work’s iconography. Newell argues that the cultural knowledge and memory of a work is constructed through reiterative processes and proposes a network-based model of adaptation to explain this. Whereas most adaptation studies prioritize film and television, this book’s focus on print invites new entry points for the study of adaptation.

Swimming To Tokyo

Author: Brenda St John Brown
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
ISBN: 9781939392343
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Swimming To Tokyo. While spending a few months in Tokyo, a young woman reconnects with a guy from back home and learns that love, letting go, and language lessons make for an unforgettable summer.