A former trader at the Galleon Group traces his high-adrenaline career through the trading underworld to reveal Wall Street's after-hours subculture of sex, drugs, and cutthroat financial competitiveness.
This book is designed to help readers prepare for selection tests containing a numerical element by offering advice and practice material on number problems, number sequence problems and data interpretation problems.
The author presents recipes for a variety of dishes that use and complement the wines and foods from area of the Pacific Coast running from Monterey to Santa-Barbara, known as California's Central Coast wine country.
"Peek behind Philadelphia's largest and oldest cheese counter for a lively guide to pairing cheese with everything from beer and cocktails to olives and charcuterie. The store's resident cheese blogger, Madame Fromage, brings to life 170 of the world's greatest artisan cheeses, drawing on stories and knowledge from the store's third-generation owners. The book offers 30 recipes, from Cheddar Ale Soup to Rogue River Sushi, along with a dairy lexicon, notes on how to taste cheese, and a variety of themed boards: a Fireside Party, an All-Goat Blow-Out, and a selection of Desk Bento. Beautiful four-color photographs serve to put names with wheels and wedges of cheese."
New Orleans, 1838. When Benjamin January suddenly finds that his services playing piano at extravagant balls held by the citys wealthy are no longer required, he ends up agreeing to accompany sugar planter Henri Viellard and his young wife, Chl?o, on a mission to Washington to find a missing friend.
"Six months ago, New York restaurant owner Alexis "Lexi" Moreau walked in on her husband, Jeff, and their sous chef mixing business with pleasure. Now, Lexi is back in her hometown of St. Helena, California, rebuilding her life and hoping to turn her grandmother's patisserie into the bistro of her dreams. ... Enter Marco DeLuca--Jeff's handsome, commitment-phobe best friend who has always had his sights set on Lexi. In high school, Marco convinced himself that Lexi was off-limits. And she still is, especially since Marco's family's wine business all depends on a deal with Jeff. But a fake summer romance is the perfect way for Lexi to distract the would-be suitors her grandmother has set up for her. A perfect way for Marco to realize she's the only one that ever mattered"--Page 4 of cover.
This is an anecdotal history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood, from the 1600s to the present. The most famous neighborhood in the world, Greenwich Village has been home to outcasts of diverse persuasions, from "half-free" Africans to working-class immigrants, from artists to politicians, for almost four hundred years. In this book, the author weaves a narrative history of the Village, a tapestry that unrolls from its origins as a rural frontier of New Amsterdam in the 1600s through its long reign as the Left Bank of America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from its seat as the epicenter of the gay rights movement to its current status as an affluent bedroom community and tourist magnet. He traces the Village's role as a culture engine, a bastion of tolerance, freedom, creativity, and activism that has spurred cultural change on a national, and sometimes even international, scale. He brings to life the long line of famous nonconformists who have collided there, collaborating, fusing and feuding, developing the ideas and creating the art that forever altered societal norms. In these pages, geniuses are made and destroyed, careers are launched, and revolutions are born. Poe, Whitman, Cather, Baldwin, Kerouac, Mailer, Ginsberg, O'Neill, Pollock, La Guardia, Koch, Hendrix, and Dylan all come together across the ages, at a cultural crossroads the likes of which we may never see again...
"Historical romance series Land of Shining Water is set in 1890s Minnesota; Emmalyne and Tavin are separated by duty yet bonded by love, daring to dream that God could change the hearts of those keeping them apart"--Provided by publisher.
"Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspective narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features... In this illuminating history, Charles Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this 'prelude to war' narrative, and explores it as it was, in all its richness and complexity. Traveling from Europe's capitals, then at the height of their global reach, to the emerging metropolises of Canada and the United States, the imperial cities of Asia and Africa, and the boomtowns of Australia and South America, he provides a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, its future still undecided, its outlook still open" --From publisher description.
At first, beautiful chef Skye Maxwell thinks her new employer, restaurant owner Logan Blaise, is just as shallow as the other guys, but soon things begin to heat up in this Brooklyn bad boy's kitchen.
Family storytelling offers many of the same advantages as book reading - and some new ones - for childrens language and emotional development, coping skills, and sense of belonging. This book shows parents how telling and sharing stories about family experiences can help children grow into healthy, happy adolescents and adults.
Combining science, history and culture, this guide to the human body explores every aspect of our anatomy from ancient body art to modern-day plastic surgery and discusses why some people are left-handed and why some cultures think the soul resides in the liver.
During the summer of 1987, from their tree house fort in the woods, neighborhood boys Tim, Scott, and Luke spot a man holding a gun to missing sixteen-year-old Molly Peterson's back. The problem is, nobody believes their story, not even the police. As the search efforts to find Molly dwindle, the boys know that she, and the man with the gun, are nearby--and that they must now find and save Molly themselves. A growing sense of honor and urgency forces the boys to take action--to find Molly, to protect themselves, and to stand guard for the last long days of summer.
"Dr. Quinn Cantrell made a life for himself in Seattle when he left behind his picturesque hometown-and the unhappy memories of a relationship that ended tragically. His grandmother's death is an unexpected blow, but there are even more surprises waiting-including a mischievous puppy, a reunion with his far-flung siblings, and an old acquaintance who's grown into a gorgeous and capable woman. Nikki Brockington was proud of the work she'd done at The Silver Spoon, and when the Cantrells leave its management in her care, she's happy to take on the responsibility. But keeping the inn and its restaurant profitable isn't her only challenge-not when she can't stop thinking about Quinn, who reminds her that home is more than a place. It's who you love"--P.  of cover.
An irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from The Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online. The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler.
"Guided by both intense curiosity and healthy skepticism, a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, Kessler sets out to discover just what's required to prolong those healthy, vital, and productive years called the 'health span.' In her yearlong journey, Kessler investigates and fully immerses herself in the hope and hype of the anti-aging movement"--Dust jacket flap.
July, 1840. Did young Jack Picton, a known rebel and political agitator, kill governess Mary Marsh? Private investigator Liberty Lane has left London for Cheltenham to find out, sharing the magistrate's doubts. Picton is, however, hiding something, but what? As Liberty is about to discover, behind Cheltenham's genteel facçade lies a hotbed of vice. It is a place where the poor are driven to desperate lengths to escape the horror of the workhouse, a place which is harbouring a ruthless killer. Can Liberty uncover the truth in time?