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- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 23.00
After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer?s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 75.00
Money and Liberation examines the experiences of groups who have tried to build a more equitable world by inventing new forms of money. Presenting profiles of the trading networks that have been constructed, including Local Exchange Trading Schemes (England), and Green Dollars (New Zealand), Peter North shows how the use of currency has been redefined... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
According to The Waiter, eighty percent of customers are nice people just looking for something to eat. The remaining twenty percent, however, are socially maladjusted psychopaths. Waiter Rant offers the server's unique point of view, replete with tales of customer stupidity, arrogant misbehavior, and unseen bits of human grace transpiring in the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.00
The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems... more...
- Adams Media 2008; US$ 14.95
Americans have conducted business in Europe for hundreds of years, but to be successful, it's vital that we understand the cultural differences and nuances between each country. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Europe reveals the subtleties of interaction, negotiation strategies, and professional skills you need to keep you poised for success in your... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 15.00
The glamorous star of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of New York City makes it easy to be elegant, with contemporary etiquette tips and a complete course in the art of sophisticated living Countess LuAnn de Lesseps knows firsthand that class is a state of mind, not a birthright. Raised in small-town Connecticut-half French Canadian, half... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Our eminent founding father Ben Franklin once famously compared guests to stinking fish. While this assessment may seem a trifle harsh, the truth remains that social intercourse is a most risky endeavor. Who better to address this concern than the inimitable pundit Russell Lynes?a man renowned for his unparalleled expertise on the social graces and... more...
- Hamilton Books 2000; US$ 15.99
The succession of Shimba as a traditional chief ruler of Mibanga, a tiny village in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the extraordinary power given to him by his ancestors and heavens had been poorly ignored by his first brutal son Ndumbi. The consequences that Ndumbi endures are the key point of this book. Kibonge, Ndumbi's brother,... more...
- Icon Books 2001; US$ 7.95
Best known for postmodernist fiction like 'The Name of the Rose', Umberto Eco, the Sherlock Holmes of semiotics, is constantly blurring the boundaries between high and low culture. Here we see football as a metaphor, a motif and a vehicle for interpreting the human fascination with ideals. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 30.00
When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live. Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts... more...