Author: Oliver Tappe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Let s Go West! sagte sich Oliver Tappe und wagte vor 20 Jahren den Sprung über den großen Teich. Das Ziel: Die Küstenmetropole Los Angeles. Seinen Lebensunterhalt verdient sich der Wahlamerikaner als Fremdenführer. In übergroßen Reisebussen kutschiert er mit deutschen Pauschaltouristen durch den Wilden Westen. Heute in Hollywood morgen in Las Vegas. Langeweile kommt auf Ollies Bustouren jedenfalls nicht auf. Scheintote Rentner gehören ebenso zum Alltag des Reiseleiters, wie liebestolle Ehefrauen und hungrige Schwarzbären auf der Jagd nach deutschen Urlaubern. Und wenn es mit den Gästen ausnahmsweise keine Probleme gibt, tritt Ollie auch selbst gern einmal in das ein oder andere Fettnäpfchen. Mit Biss und einer gehörigen Portion Selbstironie berichtet Ollie von der Urlaubsfront und liefert dabei auch noch spannende Hintergrundinformationen über Land und Leute. Traumjob oder Alptraum? Sie entscheiden.
Author: Andrew Gutmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A top-notch resource for anyone who wants to break into the demanding world of investment banking For undergraduates and MBA students, this book offers the perfect preparation for the demanding and rigorous investment banking recruitment process. It features an overview of investment banking and careers in the field, followed by chapters on the core accounting and finance skills that make up the necessary framework for success as a junior investment banker. The book then moves on to address the kind of specific technical interview and recruiting questions that students will encounter in the job search process, making this the ideal resource for anyone who wants to enter the field. The ideal test prep resource for undergraduates and MBA students trying to break into investment banking Based on author Andrew Gutmann's proprietary 24 to 30-hour course Features powerful learning tools, including sample interview questions and answers and online resources For anyone who wants to break into investment banking, How to Be an Investment Banker is the perfect career-making guide.
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
When an old friend asked him to write a weekly dispatch from New Hampshire for the Mail on Sunday's Night and Day magazine, Bill Bryson firmly turned him down. So firm was he, in fact, that gathered here are nineteen months' worth of his popular columns about the strangest of phenomena -- the American way of life.Whether discussing the dazzling efficiency of the garbage disposal unit, the mind-boggling plethora of methods by which to shop, the exoticism of having your groceries bagged for you, or the jaw-slackening direness of American TV, Bill Bryson brings his inimitable brand of bemused wit to bear on the world's richest and craziest country. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Joseph Alexander
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
-100 Top Quality Blues Licks- -Complete Method To Learn the Guitar Neck- -Over 1hr of Live Examples and Audio for FREE Download- Whether you want a complete method to learn blues guitar or just a set of100 excellent blues guitar licks, this book has you covered. Most guitarists stay locked into the same patterns and scale shapes for years, unable to break out of the habits and licks they first learnt as a beginner. This leads to creative stagnation, boring solos and a sense that something will always be missing from their playing. Ask yourself this:- When you solo do you normally go straight to your first pentatonic box shape? - Do you normally play in a limited range of 'easy' keys, like A, E, G and C? - Would you like to have complete freedom to visualize and play in any key, in any position on guitar? - Do you only use minor pentatonic scales, or rarely use rich sounding modes to enliven your playing? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes then this book is definitely for you. This book helps you spread out your playing all over the guitar neck. It frees you from playing the same ideas over and over again. This book spurs creativity byopening up the neck and most importantly, it teaches you an incredibly strong visual method to 'hang' scales and licks off 5 easy to remember chord shapes. The CAGED System for Blues Guitar covers both Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales,The Blues Scale and The Mixolydian Mode. With 25 licks for each scale covering all 5 positions, you'll never be short of something interesting to say on your instrument. Contained within are the tricks and secrets that professional guitarists use to unlock the neck and always have something new to play. The most important concept is theCAGED system and it helps you to see the fretboard like the back of your hand and to easily play in any key in any position. This isn't a book just about scales. There are over 100 blues guitar licks in different styles that you will memorise easily, and can form the basis of your new, improved solos. You'll learn tohang these off each chord shape, so wherever you are on the guitar you'll never lose the groove. Each lick is demonstrated with an individual audio example which you can download for free fromwww.fundamental-changes.com – There is over an hour of audio included and 8 tailored backing tracks.This is the method taught at the London College of Music's Guitar Institute and I'm very happy to share these powerful concepts with you in my book. Have fun, and good luck! Joseph Alexander BA Honours, Dip.HE
Author: Jamie Oliver
The incredible diversity in American cooking was a real revelation to me. So although I went looking for “quintessential American food,” my conclusion is that there is no such thing; instead there’s a huge wealth of seriously exciting dishes. Many of us outside of America may think we already know all there is to know about it from movies or the occasional holiday, but the truth is that this doesn’t even scratch the surface. In many ways, the country is still a bit of a mystery to us. This trip was my chance to explore the ingredients, food culture, and traditions within this incredible country. I felt that I knew cities like New York and Los Angeles pretty well, but this time I ventured beyond the neighborhoods I was familiar with and into areas better known for their immigrant communities. I was rewarded with some of the most incredible food I’ve ever tasted. The story was the same when I moved beyond the big cities. Whether it was Creole cooking in Louisiana or soul food in Georgia, the Mexican influences in Arizona or the hearty cowboy cuisine of Big Sky Country, every place I went had its unique treasures. I came back with more recipes than I knew what to do with, and although it was tough, I managed to narrow this book down to 120 of my absolute favorites. These are my takes on some of the best food I came across, as well as a few things I made up along the way. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe even discover new and inspiring sides to America you’ve never seen before. Enjoy!
Author: Guy Adams
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
When several leading society figures begin acting out of character, Holmes is enlisted on an investigation that will see him team up with famed ghost hunter Thomas Carnacki, and the famous occultist Aleister Crowley. As London fills up with mindless zombies, possessed by the spirits in the air, Holmes must descend beneath the city via the new underground train network to combat the source. A brand-new original novel, detailing a thrilling new case for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation.
Author: Charles W. Hunt
A great deal of literature confirms the fact that small family-owned businesses rarely extend beyond the founder of the business. This study explored and identified factors that helped to create a successful family business transition for two African American family-owned businesses in the San Antonio area. One family experienced working through a well thought-out succession plan that successfully passed the mantel from one generation to the next, while the other family experienced going through an unexpected, unplanned business succession that was also successful. Understanding the factors that help create a successful family business transition is difficult because there is very little scholarly research that has an in-depth focus on the African American family business. The research design used was a Phenomenological Qualitative Historical Case Study. The findings revealed that both families' success may be attributed to factors such as being raised by both of their parents and being taught family values, hard work, responsibility, and accountability. Self-preservation, the first law of nature, was taught to make them aware of the importance of taking care of self first, so they could take care of others. As children, they watched their parents at work, which gave them the opportunity to shape and mold their own work ethic with a strong family influence. Most of the children in both families were socialized into the family business and never worked elsewhere. Both families were very active in church and made the church the center of their social life. All of the family members had mentors and/or role models as a child, at school, and at work. The researcher concludes that it is important to note a plan for succession should consist of three elements, all of which must precede the actual succession by a few months. A plan for succession occurred in one case; however, in the second case, it occurred several months after succession took place.
Author: Scott Sigler
Publisher: Broadway Books
Experiencing vivid dreams about serial murders taking place throughout San Francisco, homicide detective Bryan Clauser fears he is losing his sanity and discovers a link between the victims and a seemingly ordinary young boy who is gripped by the same nightmares, a case that is complicated by the work of a shadowy vigilante with seemingly supernatural powers. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Richard Arghiris
The shifting landscapes in these three southern-most countries in Central America reflect the diversity of each nation. Footprint’s Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Panama will guide you through untouched Costa Rican rainforest, the tempestuous geography of Nicaragua and coral reefs off Panama’s Caribbean coast. • Great coverage of the top activities and sights in the region, including volcano trekking, island escapes, unmissable fiestas, surfing and diving • Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from turtle watching in La Flor to the exploring the savage, impenetrable jungles of Dari�n • Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport and practicalities to history, culture & landscape • Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget • Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and help them find the best experiences From bohemian beaches to handsome Spanish plazas, Footprint’s fully updated 3rd edition will help you navigate this colorful destination.
Author: Charlotte Roche
Publisher: Harper Collins
In her controversial first novel, Wetlands, which The New York Times called “a cri de coeur against the oppression of a waxed, shaved, douched and otherwise sanitized women’s world,” Roche wrote about sex and the female body in an unprecedentedly frank way. Roche’s second novel, Wrecked, is just as raw and powerful as her debut but is a more mature work that deals with sex, death, fidelity and the question of what is expected from a 21st-century wife and mother. It’s easier to give a blow job than to make coffee. That’s what Elizabeth Kiehl, mother of seven-year-old Liza, thinks to herself after a particularly lengthy and inventive bout of sex with her husband Georg—recounted in detail over the book’s first sixteen pages. Elizabeth makes great efforts to pleasure her husband in the bedroom and is also an extremely thoughtful and caring mother to her daughter. But her perfect mother and wife act hides a painful past and a tragic rift in her psyche. As a result, Elizabeth’s relationship with Georg is rather unusual: most husbands and wives wouldn’t watch porn together or go off on joint trips to a local brothel for threesomes with prostitutes while their daughter is at school. But is their relationship unhealthy or just a very modern marriage?