The Daily Book of Photography

365 Readings that Teach, Inspire & Entertain

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Author: Simon Alexander,Grier Cooper,Tom Hauck,Bill Diller,David Greenberg,Matthew Roharik,David Schmidt,Christine Walsh-Newton

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582117

Category: Photography

Page: 376

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"365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain"--Cover.

The Untold History of the United States

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Author: Oliver Stone,Peter Kuznick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146259

Category: History

Page: 784

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'This is not history for history's sake, however – this is the history of our present and future, long beyond cold war, into war on terror, war on drugs' Ed Vulliamy, Guardian The Untold History of the United States is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick’s riveting landmark account of the rise and decline of the American empire – the most powerful and dominant nation the world has ever seen. Probing the dark corners of the administrations of 17 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama, they dare to ask just how far the US has drifted from its founding democratic ideals. Beginning with the bloody suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence and spanning the two World Wars, it documents how US administrations have repeatedly intervened in conflicts on foreign soil, taking part in covert operations and wars in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East. At various times it has overthrown elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, for both economic and political gain. Examining America’s atomic history, Stone and Kuznick argue that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. They show how the United States has repeatedly brandished nuclear threats and come terrifyingly close to war. They expose how US presidents have trampled on the US constitution and international law and lay bare the recent transformation of the United States into a national security state. Using the latest research and recently declassified records, The Untold History builds a meticulously documented and shocking picture of the American empire, showing how it has determined the course of world events for the interests of the few across the twentieth century and beyond.

Guinness World Records 2010

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Author: Craig Glenday

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553593374

Category: Reference

Page: 594

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Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

Guinness World Records 2010

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Author: Craig Glenday

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553593374

Category: Reference

Page: 594

View: 7682

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

Guinness World Records 2015

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1908843705

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012

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Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786470631

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

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The entertainment world lost several legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in the performing arts in 2012. Notables who died include actor Larry Hagman, astronaut Neil Armstrong, voice actor Jerry Nelson (The Count of Sesame Street), comedian Phyllis Diller, singer Whitney Houston, and actor George Lindsey. Obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2012 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place, and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Books in this annual series are available dating to 1994, and a subscription plan is available for future issues.

Ashley & Cheryl Cole

Where Did It All Go Wrong?

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Author: Chris Peacock

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1849891494

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 31

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Ashley & Cheryl Cole - Where Did It All Go Wrong? is a quick-read biography, focusing on Cheryl and Ashley's relationship, marriage and divorce. It looks at the parallels in their careers, the ups and downs, and investigates Ashley's alleged cheating with numerous women. Ultimately it asks the question 'Where Did It All Go Wrong' - could anything have been done to prevent the break-up, or was the marriage doomed from the beginning.

Bollywood Sounds

The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

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Author: Jayson Beaster-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199993483

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Bollywood Sounds focuses on the songs of Indian films in their historical, social, commercial, and cinematic contexts. Author Jayson Beaster-Jones takes readers through the highly collaborative compositional process, highlighting the contributions of film directors, music directors (composers), lyricists, musicians, and singers in song production. Through close musical and multimedia analysis of more than twenty landmark compositions, Bollywood Sounds illustrates how the producers of Indian film songs have long mediated a variety of musical styles, instruments, and performance practices to create a uniquely cosmopolitan music genre. As an exploration of the music of seventy years of Hindi films, Bollywood Sounds provides long-term historical insights into film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions in ways that will appeal both to scholars and to newcomers to Indian cinema.

Communion

A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam

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Author: Kim Fay,Julie Fay Ashborn

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

ISBN: 9781934159149

Category: Cooking

Page: 293

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Having fallen in love with Vietnam during the four years she lived there in the 1990s, Kim Fay returns for a five-week journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by her photographer sister and best Vietnamese girlfriend, she travels beyond the world of cyclos, conical hats, and war to savor the countrys cuisine. As well as cooking with top chefs, she becomes obsessed with clam rice in the imperial city of Hue, uncovers the secret world of ragu in the French hill town of Dalat, and learns the art of home cooking in cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City. Exploring how we eat reflects who we are as individuals and as a community, Fay offers a poetic journey and literary feast for armchair epicures, accompanied by recipes and full-color photography.