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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95
This memoir is a riveting account of what it's like to be a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, over the course of a 31-year career. The anecdotes are funny, sad, and grim: all serve to educate readers about a profession that many dreamed about when they were children but would never pursue or truly understand. Chief Howes provides... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2004; US$ 5.82
From high-fashion spreads and runway shows to shoe, hand, hair, and character shots to magazine and catalog ads, this comprehensive guide reveals how to be a successful model without being a superstar or drop-dead gorgeous. Tips are given on breaking into the modeling business, finding the right agent, and maneuvering in this often complex business.... more...
- McNidder and Grace Limited 2014; US$ 8.74
Peter Crookston's book offers a beautifully written journalist's account of a Durham mining village and the Great Northern Coalfield woven around the life of Robert Saint, the composer of Gresford, a brass band composition commemorating an earlier mining disaster in which 256 workers died. Crookston brings his formidable observational qualities and... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 36.00
De Nederlandse koopvaardij kende al vroeg een mondiale arbeidsmarkt. Vooral na de intrede van de stoomvaart aan het einde van de negentiende eeuw werden zeevarenden ook buiten de eigen grenzen gerekruteerd. In de havens en aan boord van de schepen werkten onder andere Nederlandse, Chinese, Indonesische, Engelse en West-Indische zeelieden. De internationale... more...
- Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99
Hailing from China, the Caribbean, Latin America, and India, a colorful sea of faces has taken its place behind one of the most ubiquitous American business institutions – the fast-food counter. They have become a vital link between the growing service sector in our cities? ethnic enclaves and the multi-billion dollar global fast-food industry. For... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00
Here is the first major study of domestic service in France from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, describing its transformation from a male-oriented occupation, aristocratic in style and often geared to public display, to one that was female, middle-class, and centered on the household. Originally published in 1984. ... more...
- John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99
When Cy Flood applied for work as a holiday rep, his reasons were simple. He wanted to party like crazy, booze like there was no tomorrow, and pull like it was going out of fashion! In his ten years working for holiday companies as a rep. Cy has seen it all. From Lanzarote to Ibiza, from Palma to the Greek Islands, there have been flying cockroaches,... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99
In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea?s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren?t trying to build a new society—they wanted to escape civilization altogether. Led by Cea?s grandfather Dick, they lived... more...
- LSU Press 2001; US$ 20.95
In Reconstruction in the Cane Fields, John C. Rodrigue examines emancipation and the difficult transition from slavery to free labor in one enclave of the South -- the cane sugar region of southern Louisiana. In contrast to the various forms of sharecropping and tenancy that replaced slavery in the cotton South, wage labor dominated the sugar industry.... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 21.59
Hauptbeschreibung Rund 25 Millionen Tageszeitungen werden in Deutschland jeden Morgen gelesen. Mit ca. 350 Titeln ist die Vielfalt scheinbar groß, doch dahinter verbargen sich nur knapp 150 Redaktionen. Und viele Verlage stehen seit Jahren mit dem Rücken zur Wand: Sinkende Abonnentenzahlen drücken die Auflagen. Damit und mit der Wirtschaftskrise... more...