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  • New PDF release: Elections & Erections: A Memoir of Fear and Fun

    By Pieter-Dirk Uys

    ultimately, Pieter-Dirk Uys, South Africa’s most famed political satirist, entertainer and AIDS activist, has penned a memoir. he's taking us again to his upbringing in apartheid South Africa, his early days within the theatre, and the start of his adjust ego, Evita Bezuidenhout, the ambassador to the fictional place of birth of Bapetikosweti. He revisits his political satire, which uncovered the absurdities of Whites purely regulations and the ridiculousness of the terror surrounding them. He additionally writes frankly approximately his sexual trips in a conservative, Calvinistic society that forbade interracial intercourse and homosexuality.
    With the tip of apartheid and the autumn of the previous tyrants, Uys puzzled, did he nonetheless have a role to do? yet a brand new democracy comes with its personal demanding situations and absurdities, and the govt keeps to jot down his scripts for him. no matter if he's instructing electorate or informing the formative years in regards to the risks of HIV/AIDS, he is going to conflict opposed to lack of information and complacency, brandishing his detailed guns: laughter, compassion … and a plastic penis!
    This is a publication approximately trips, either geographical and private, a rfile of Pieter-Dirk Uys’s love affair with South Africa and its humans. Frank and arguable, hilarious and humane, Elections & Erections expresses his ardour and anger in the direction of current conditions, and his desire and optimism for the future.
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  • New PDF release: Hoe Steve Jobs en Apple de wereld veranderden: geboren voor

    By Richard Borgman

    De iPod, iPhone, iPad en MacBook. Allemaal apparaten waar de gemiddelde designliefhebber en computerenthousiasteling om staat te springen. En allemaal komen ze uit de koker van computergigant Apple. Als Steve Jobs een fictief personage in een boek was once geweest, zouden critici zijn levensverhaal terzijde schuiven als zeer onwaarschijnlijk. Geadopteerd; een schoolverlater; oprichter van een succesvol computerbedrijf; ongewassen en op blote voeten een bedrijf runnen; op je dertigste multimiljonair zijn; uit je eigen bedrijf worden gewipt; medeverantwoordelijk zijn voor de eerste computeranimatiefilm; een nieuw bedrijf oprichten dat voor four hundred miljoen greenback wordt overgenomen; als een messias terugkomen bij je oude bedrijf; het whole medialandschap herdefiniëren met iPod, iPhone en iTunes; de laptop horny maken én kanker overleven: het is moeilijk te geloven dat het over één en dezelfde persoon gaat. Wie zo¿n avontuur van zijn leven maakt, kan zich niet onttrekken aan de aandacht van gewone stervelingen. Jobs wordt geliefd en gehaat, gewaardeerd en uitgelachen, gehoord en genegeerd. lovers noemen hem standvastig, en critici noemen hem koppig. Grote bedrijven in nood vragen zich dikwijls af: Wat zou Steve doen?
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  • Read e-book online Skase, Spain & Me: Never a Dull Day PDF

    By Harold Antony 'Tony' Larkins

    in the course of the Nineteen Eighties, Christopher Skase may perhaps do no mistaken. The Australian businessman had the golden contact, turning a pot of $20,000 right into a worldwide improvement, tourism and media conglomerate worthy billions.
    His award-winning Mirage motels at the Gold Coast and Port Douglas set overseas benchmarks in layout, luxurious and magnificence; his media pursuits grew to incorporate a tv community spanning the kingdom; his eye for a enterprise discount with hidden strength by no means looked as if it would fail him.
    With glamorous spouse Pixie by means of his facet, the French champagne flowed. Yachts, events, Rolls-Royces, jets, the realm used to be the couple’s oyster, and so they have been not often out of the headlines.
    Then all of it got here crashing down. quick. and difficult. a sequence of industrial and nationwide occasions mixed to strike like an financial tsunami and unexpectedly the identify Qintex used to be being washed away forever.
    The subsequent decade was once spent at the Spanish island of Mallorca, the money and the excessive lifestyles gone, as they attempted to recuperate their losses and begin afresh.
    But disorder started to puppy him and eventually, imprisoned in a health center gaol ward, lifestyles was once diminished to combating off orders to extradite him again to Australia.
    How did all of it occur? the place did all of it get it wrong for the guy dubbed ‘Señor Skase’? What used to be the mysterious lung illness that created such intrigue and avoided him from returning domestic? Did it quite? was once he placing it on? What did he particularly die of?
    And, while the smoke cleared, the place did the entire cash go?
    Tony Larkins is familiar with the entire answers.
    Married to Pixie’s oldest daughter, Tony Larkins spent approximately 11 years on Mallorca operating aspect via facet with Christopher Skase as he attempted to re-establish his lifestyles, his enterprise and his credibility.
    Trials, punch-ups, initiatives, drink, medicines, breakdowns, insanity, threats, gaols, extraditions, weapons, gun-runners, motion picture stars and a hacienda jam-packed with huskies, it was once a dramatic saga always marauding media pack ensured was once hardly out of the headlines.
    Now, the reality. through the guy who lived via it all.
    Skase, Spain and Me.
    Never a lifeless day.
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  • A Retailer's Lifetime of Lessons Learned by Ira Neimark PDF

    By Ira Neimark

    "Ira Neimark's most modern booklet, 'A Retailer's life of classes Learned,' is full of knowledge and nice recommendation. His a long time of retail adventure let him to supply some of the best assistance to we all within the retail enterprise. those classes are valuable to an individual considering a occupation during this dynamic industry."
    Robert Chavez
    President and CEO, Hermes USA


    Ira Neimark, the previous CEO of Bergdorf Goodman and comfort retail legend, has distilled his sixty-year occupation right into a sequence of straightforward, yet strong classes designed to educate and encourage an individual who desires to be a success–in retail, or the other business.
    His “lessons realized” take him from his first place, as a door boy employed through Bonwit Teller for the 1938 Christmas season, to the apex of his occupation at Bergdorf Goodman. through the years he met and labored with a few of the iconic designers and outlets who formed the 20th century model undefined. As CEO of Bergdorf Goodman for 17 years, he set documents for the corporate and confirmed a typical of excellence in management and administration that maintains to motivate today.
    "A Retailer’s life of classes realized" builds on Mr. Neimark’s different books, "Crossing 5th street to Bergdorf Goodman" and "The upward push of style, classes discovered at Bergdorf Goodman."
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  • Download PDF by Anna Pao Sohmen: Y K Pao: My Father, Second Edition

    By Anna Pao Sohmen

    Sir Y. okay. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918–1991, rose from modest origins to develop into, through the mid-1970s, the world’s biggest inner most ship-owner. His Hong Kong- established corporation World-Wide delivery various into estate, lodges, retail, media, telecommunications, airways and banking—a highly influential enterprise empire at a time of speedy local development. A philanthropist with vast overseas connections, Pao turned an unofficial chinese language ambassador at huge, forging a robust courting with the architect of China’s reform, Deng Xiaoping, on the sunrise of China’s monetary transformation and through the discussions approximately Hong Kong’s future.

    Anna Pao Sohmen used to be at her father’s aspect in the course of very important occasions and key conferences with leaders around the globe. during this affectionate but unsentimental account, she recounts the pivotal function performed through her father at a key old juncture and the stability he struck among chinese language and British allegiance, among enterprise and politics, and among capitalism and socialism.

    Anna Pao Sohmen is a enterprise chief, educator and member of the chinese language People’s Political Consultative Conference.

    "Y. ok. Pao made many selfless contributions to China's modernization, specifically within the academic region . . . He emphasised the necessity to stabilize funding and forestall the outflow of capital and skill. He was once prepared to supply the easiest support he may perhaps in any state of affairs. Mr. Pao performed an important function in the course of Hong Kong's go back to China, bettering verbal exchange among the PRC and British governments at the factor of Hong Kong's sovereignty through the use of his detailed dating with senior British officers. Mr. Pao merits to be known as "the Unofficial Ambassador" among China and the United Kingdom."
    — Lu Ping, former director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs workplace of the nation Council of the People’s Republic of China

    "Only another individual outdoors of mainland China, Y. ok. Pao, and no different political chief had bonded with Deng the way in which Lee (Kuan Yew) did … From Deng's viewpoint, what made Lee and Y. okay. Pao appealing was once their extraordi-nary luck in facing sensible matters, their first-hand contacts with international leaders, their wisdom of worldwide affairs, their grab of long term tendencies, and their readiness to stand proof and communicate the reality as they observed it."
    — Ezra F. Vogel in Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

    "This ebook is greater than a memoir, because the topic lived a unprecedented lifestyles in a rare time." — South China Morning put up, July 14, 2013
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  • Earle Dunford,George Bryson's Under the Clock: The Story of Miller & Rhoads (Landmarks) PDF

    By Earle Dunford,George Bryson

    below the Clock tells the tale of Miller & Rhoads, from its incarnation as a bit dry items shop in 1885 via greater than a century as a loved Richmond landmark. Earle Dunford, longtime urban editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and George Bryson, a Miller & Rhoads veteran for
    thirty-nine years, usher us behind the curtain on the recognized division shop, sharing anecdotes they've got accumulated from the various dedicated consumers and dependable staff who have in mind the great previous days at Miller & Rhoads. Meet them "under the clock" to examine the well-known Tea Room, booklet and writer Dinners, style exhibits, Sara Sue hats, Christmastime with Santa Claus and numerous different thoughts of a bygone period in shopping.
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  • Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman - download pdf or read online

    By Jeremy Adelman

    Worldly Philosopher chronicles the days and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of many 20th century's most unusual and provocative thinkers. during this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the tale of a guy formed via smooth horrors and hopes, a cosmopolitan highbrow who fought for and wrote in protection of the values of tolerance and alter. this can be the 1st significant account of Hirschman’s extraordinary existence, and a story of the 20 th century as visible throughout the tale of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman’s riveting narrative lines how Hirschman’s own reports formed his distinct highbrow standpoint, and the way his enduring legacy is one in every of desire, open-mindedness, and useful idealism.

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  • Download e-book for kindle: Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable by Mark Robichaux

    By Mark Robichaux

    An within examine a cable titan and his industry
    John Malone, hailed as one of many nice unsung heroes of our age via a few and reviled through others as a ruthless robber baron, is published as just a little either in Cable Cowboy. For greater than twenty-five years, Malone has ruled the cable tv undefined, shaping the realm of leisure and communications, first along with his cable corporation TCI and later with Liberty Media. Written with Malone's exceptional cooperation, the attractive narrative brings this debatable capitalist and businessman to lifestyles. Cable Cowboy is right now a penetrating portrait of Malone's complicated personality, and a charming historical past of the cable television undefined. instructed in a full of life sort with unique information, the publication exhibits how an unassuming copper strand all started as a backwoods antenna carrier and have become the electronic anxious process of the united states, an evolution that gave U.S. shoppers the quickest path to the web. Cable Cowboy unearths the forces that propelled this pioneer to such nice heights, and captures the immovable conviction and quicksilver brain that experience outlined John Malone all through his career.
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  • Read e-book online Thalhimers Department Stores (Images of America) PDF

    By Emily Golightly Rusk,Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt

    Thalhimers used to be based in Richmond in 1842 through German Jewish immigrant William Thalhimer as a humble dry items shop. It elevated through the years to develop into a 26-store chain around the Southeast lower than the management of William's great-grandson, William B. Thalhimer Jr. It boasted the newest in garments, footwear, and add-ons for the complete relatives, the main sleek of housewares, and connoisseur meals and baked items, together with the enduring six-layer chocolate cake. via a long time of dramatic political and social swap, Thalhimers stood robust, guided by means of the overarching philosophies of honesty, integrity, caliber, and repair. unswerving and dedicated staff have been the center of Thalhimers, changing into a part of the prolonged Thalhimer relations. unfortunately, in 1992, because of retail consolidation, the Thalhimer identify used to be dropped and the flagship downtown Richmond shop closed. A 150-year legacy ended, forsaking adored thoughts, tales, and images.
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