Fast Food Maniac

Author: Jon Hein
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780553418040
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Social Science

The beloved personality from The Howard Stern Show celebrates American fast food, exploring the history and secret menu items of both national and regional chains, ranking everything from burgers and fries to ice and mascots, and offering his own expert tips on where to go and what to order. Jon Hein is the ultimate fast food maniac, and in this book he draws on his extensive knowledge of, and love for, both nationwide chains and regional gems, from McDonald’s and KFC to In-N-Out Burger and Carvel. He digs into their origin stories; reveals secret menu items; includes best lists for everything from fried chicken and shakes to connoisseur concerns such as straws and biscuits; takes a nostalgic look back at the best giveaways, slogans, and uniforms; and even provides a battle-tested drive-thru strategy. With behind-the-counter looks at places like the Dunkin' Donuts headquarters and Nathan's original hot dog stand, Fast Food Maniac is the definitive, cross-country guide to some of America's best-loved guilty pleasures. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vegucation of Robin

Author: Robin Quivers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101599914
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Cooking

Robin Quivers’s New York Times–bestselling vegan cookbook, filled with more than ninety recipes Known for her levelheaded, deadpan comebacks to Howard Stern’s often outrageous banter, Robin Quivers is a force of nature. Yet few people know about her struggles with food—especially the high-fat, high-sugar, high-cholesterol, highly addictive foods that doomed many of her relatives to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sick and tired of being sick and tired, she knew it was time to stop her slow slide into bad health. Quivers took a stand in her personal nutrition battle and emerged victorious thanks to a plant-based diet. On her sometimes rocky, though endearingly hysterical, path to newfound health, Quivers discovered the power of the produce aisle in changing her body and her mindset. By filling up on soul-quenching, cell-loving vegetables instead of damaging animal products and processed foods, Quivers left behind the injuries, aches, and pains that had plagued her for twenty years. Charting her inspiring road to wellness, The Vegucation of Robin describes her transformation inside and out, and, including ninety of her favorite vegan recipes, she encourages readers to join her in putting their health first. With her signature humor and wit, Quivers builds an undeniable case that the key to living the life you’ve always wanted lies not with your doctor but in your refrigerator. Putting a new face on the pro-veggie movement, Quivers will dazzle readers who want to look good, feel good, and have fun doing it.

Fast Food

Author: John A. Jakle
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080186920X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Architecture

Eating on the run has a long history in America, but it was the automobile that created a whole new category of dining: fast food. In the final volume of their Gas, Food, Lodging trilogy, John Jakle and Keith Sculle contemplate the origins, architecture, and commercial growth of fast food restaurants from White Castle to McDonald's.

They Call Me Baba Booey

Author: Gary Dell'Abate
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780812981896
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Dell'Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, for the first time tells the story of his early years and reveals how his chaotic childhood and early obsessions prepared him for life at the center of the greatest show on Earth.

The American Middle Class An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty 2 volumes

Author: Robert S. Rycroft
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610697583
Release Date: 2017-05-12
Genre: History

What is the "American Dream"? This book's author argues that contrary to what many believe, it is not achieving the wealth necessary to enter the top one percent but rather becoming members of the great middle class by dint of hard work and self-discipline. • Includes content related to all the themes of the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and the Common Core requirements for primary documents and critical thinking exercises • Focuses on the intersections of middle class society to current issues of interest and policy debates, including diversity, gender, taxation, race, minimum wage, unions, student loan interest rates, school closings, and labor issues • Documents the perspectives of the major economists of each era on the middle class

Wawa

Author: Maria M. Thompson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738536318
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Wawa has more than two hundred years of history in American business. Founded in 1803 and incorporated in 1865, Wawa has roots in the manufacture of cast-iron water pipes and decorative lampposts. Using the resources and surplus water power from the iron business, the family opened a cotton mill and began producing cotton piece goods, including Red Star diapers. The first Wawa milk plant opened in 1902; by the late 1950s, the Wawa Dairy had expanded its home delivery business to include over one hundred forty-five routes. The first Wawa Food Market opened on April 16, 1964. Today, the company is familiar to many as a chain of five hundred forty convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia that offers a wide selection of fresh foods, coffee, and gasoline. Wawa contains vintage images documenting the evolution of the company as it adapted to changing economic and social conditions. From the early days of iron manufacture to the opening of the first store in Folsom, Pennsylvania, Wawa brings to life the many facets of one of America's top privately owned companies.

Packed for the Wrong Trip

Author: W. Zach Griffith
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628726466
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: History

How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America’s War on Terror when—with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad—the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation but for the insurgents’ outrage. Over the next year, the 152nd would come under attack by snipers, suicide bombers, vehicle-borne IEDs, and constant rocket and mortar fire. Yet at the same time, the Mainers would form close bonds with some of the prisoners, among them an Iraqi boy struck by a mortar in one of two mass casualty events, and Kamal, a community leader who acts as an envoy between the detainees and the soldiers and yet is assassinated after his release for helping the Americans. The men of the 152nd were an eclectic group of citizen-soldiers caught in one of the darkest corners of the war in Iraq. Packed for the Wrong Trip tells the true story of how they relied on each other and their own ingenuity to survive and to transform one of the most inhumane detainee centers into a functioning, humane prison—or as close to one as you could get when tucked between Baghdad and the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history—books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Planet of the Grapes A Geography of Wine

Author: Robert Sechrist
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440854392
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Genre: Social Science

A fascinating and comprehensive introduction to the geography, culture, and history of wine that identifies the significance of this simple beverage throughout human history and today. • Uses a geographic perspective to examine the wide diversity of significant characteristics of grape varieties, growing conditions, and winemaking techniques • Describes the diffusion of wine culture from the Caucasus foothills to the rest of the world • Traces the transformation of wine (and alcohol in general) from being an essential "food item" widely consumed by the masses to being considered a scourge on society to being revered as a cultured commodity • Includes unique tables that simplify comparisons of wines between regions • Covers the breadth of wine geography to not only educate readers about world geography but also to provide information that can serve as an important topic in social and business settings

The Show

Author: Filip Syta
Publisher: Inkshares
ISBN: 9781941758243
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Fiction

"An entertaining and truthful portrait of an ambitious generation stuck in the corporate world...a must read." — Havard Nyberg, Former Key Account Manager at Google and LinkedIn Think of the greatest tech company in the world. Imagine getting a job there. Picture the perks: free gourmet food, free booze, a gym, a swimming pool, and a holiday bonus . . . every month. Brilliant coworkers. No dress code. Great parties. More money. Everyone’s admiration. Vic is just like any other Harvard grad out there, except that he just scored a job at tech empire SHOW. But in the hunt for success and happiness, he falls into a shady world of sex, drugs, and swindle. The young tech elites are just as greedy as Wall Street bankers, but all the more cunning. Meanwhile, an office affair is brewing, and his father’s absence adds to Vic’s decline. The darker, drug-fueled parallel to Dave Eggers’ The Circle, Filip Syta's debut novel, The Show, offers a raw glimpse into the dangerous evolution of the tech world.

The Mosaic of Islam

Author: Suleiman Mourad
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781786632135
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Social Science

A comprehensive introduction to the faith and politics of Islam Today, 23 percent of the global population is Muslim, but ignorance and misinformation about Islam persist. In this fascinating and useful book, Perry Anderson interviews the noted scholar of Islam Suleiman Mourad about the Qurʾan and the history of the faith. Mourad elucidates the different stages in Islam’s development: the Qurʾan as scripture and the history of its codification; Muhammad and the significance of his Sunna and Hadith; the Sunni–Shiʿi split and the formation of various sects; the development of jihad; the transition to modernity and the challenges of reform; and the complexities of Islam in the modern world. He also looks at Wahhabism from its inception in the eighteenth century to its present-day position as the movement that galvanized modern Salafism and gave rise to militant Islam or jihadism. The Mosaic of Islam reveals both the richness and the fissures of the faith. It speaks of the different voices claiming to represent the religion and spans peaceful groups and manifestations as well as the bloody confrontations that disfigure the Middle East, such as the Saudi intervention in the Yemen and the collapse of Syria and Iraq. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Well Dressed Hobo

Author: Rush Loving, Jr.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253020727
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Transportation

Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful people and fascinating anecdotes. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the industry from the rails up.

Marketing Cases from Emerging Markets

Author: Dilip Mutum
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642368615
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite the fact that experts acknowledge the importance of the emerging markets, there is a dearth of real case studies specially focussed on marketing issues. This case study book addresses that need. It is also important and timely in providing a framework for instructors and researchers (both academic and industry) to understand the dynamics occurring in emerging markets. This book is composed of long and short real cases with varying complexity in different sectors including airlines, hotel, fashion, etc. These will cover issues which are unique to the emerging markets (including the BRIC countries) to understand the dynamics occurring in these countries. With its case studies, collection of questions, and real-life marketing examples, this book offers unique benefits to marketing students and educators across the world. A must-have for every marketing course module.​

Supersized

Author: Giovanni
Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
ISBN: 3867871000
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Photography

Photographer Giovanni dedicated a huge part of his work to the most delicate part of the male body: the penis. Supersized is his fourth photo book, focusing on enormous cocks, brilliantly photographed by an artist who really knows his craft.

Card Up My Sleeve

Author: Jaime Doughsmith
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996921206
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre:

Author Jaime Doughsmith belongs to a society of "card smiths," dedicated to the art of mining incentives and rewards from credit cards. He specializes in cashback farming, buying as much as $50,000 of VISA gift cards per month with high cashback credit cards. It's an eccentric hobby that earns him about $20,000 cashback per year in addition to free vacations with airline miles from credit card sign-up bonuses. "Card Up My Sleeve" provides credit card users with a glimpse into the lives of the cardholders' top 1 percent. As Doughsmith points out, we live in a society where powerful banks seduce the masses with credit card offers and exact exorbitant interest rates from those who can least afford them. Yet victimhood is only a state of mind, as evidenced by Doughsmith's humorous and revealing accounts of cardholders who saw that the credit system is a mug's game, but decided to game the system.

Building Biotechnology

Author: Yali Friedman
Publisher: Logos Press
ISBN: 1934899291
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Building Biotechnology helps readers start and manage biotechnology companies and understand the business of biotechnology. This acclaimed book describes the convergence of scientific, policy, regulatory, and commercial factors that drive the biotechnology industry and define its scope. In addition to its popularity among business professionals and scientists seeking to apply their skills to biotechnology, Building Biotechnology has also been adopted as a course text in dozens of advanced biotechnology programs. This fourth edition significantly expands upon the foundation laid by the first three, updating case law and business models in this dynamic industry and adding significantly more case studies, informative figures and tables. Most importantly, Building Biotechnology enables seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurial scientists alike to understand the drivers of biotechnology businesses and apply their established skills for commercial success.