Author: Stephen B. Goddard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1996-11-15
"A readable and concise overview of how U.S. transportation came to its present pass. . . . Goddard is at his best when recounting the complex and interesting history of what has come to be called 'the highway lobby.'. . . An excellent book for the general reader with an interest in getting around."—Larry Fish, Philadelphia Inquirer "This is a riveting story: of mighty railroads hamstrung almost overnight by government bureaucrats; of road interests led by General Motors Corp. conspiring in city after city to destroy efficient trolley systems . . . and of freeways that are far from free."—Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press "The combination of forces and fates that turned America into a giant parking lot from sea to shining sea is the subject of Stephen B. Goddard's lively pop history. . . . As Mr. Goddard ably points out, road-building and the creation of car-dependent suburbs have become ends in themselves."—James Howard Kunstler, Wall Street Journal "The strength of Goddard's book is that he understands the complexities of manipulating public opinion to influence legislatures."—David Young, Chicago Tribune "[Goddard's] book is a deft and easily read history of how transportation has shaped the nation and its economy, and ultimately, how a federation of truck and car interests drastically tilted national policies. . . . For many reasons this is an exceptionally important work."—Jim Dwyer, New York Newsday
Author: Luis A. Martínez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2008-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics
Are you frustrated in your current job? Are you unemployed? Do you believe you can achieve more, but dont know where to start? The process outlined in this book has been used successfully by hundreds of clients. My clients are speech pathologists, chief marketing officers, certified public accountants, nurses, attorneys, plumbers, chief executive officers, music teachers, software engineers, supply chain managers, artists, etc. What do they all have in common? They all have a desire to do something different, to have rewarding, fulfilling work lives. They used this book to help them move from the frustrating situations they were in, towards rewarding, meaningful careers in their chosen field. This is what some of my clients have said: You changed my life! You made me put me first, and no one has ever made me put me first. No one ever asked me And what do YOU want for yourself? RACHELLE EVANS, Payroll Manager, Phoenix, AZ Brilliant! MICHAEL VAN INGEN, Cornell graduate "Getting There" by Luis Martinez offers step-by-step guidance & hints to help job-seekers -- whether youre a recent college grad or are an experienced worker looking for new directions -- achieve their professional goals. Few people have as deep an understanding of corporate hiring as Luis Martinez. As a Human Resources Consultant at Xerox, he has advised a whole spectrum of employees for many years. Now Martinez shares powerful lessons from his long career. Christine Cody, Sales Professional, Brooklyn, NY
Growing up in Berkeley, 1935-1945, and on a hardscrabble farm in Sonoma county, 1945-1952; college in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley; early marriage and children; beginning to learn about Modernism, writing, and the composition of music. The first thirty years, 1935-1964. 212 pages; b&w photos.
Author: Matt Simpson
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Release Date: 2001
Matt Simpson’s poetry has among its principal themes one of coming to terms with the past as a way of understanding the present. In the present collection Simpson continues his journey into his family history. He has also been on other travels: there are poems about Japan, Tasmania, Ireland and the Greek islands of Aegina and Leros. Simpson is not shy of big themes. Here are poems about identity, love, death, illness, friendship. Simpson can be tenderly elegiac as well as celebratory, meditative and also humorous.
The fact that you have begun reading this means that you have come to a crossroads. You ultimately, only have one of two choices that you will make. One choice is to continue reading this book and it will (not can) enhance your perspective on life and being around others. The book touches several genres (inspirational, self-improvement, handicapped, health and fitness, social sciences, philosophy, family, mind, body, and soul) in a combined unique manner and accurately highlights each that is naturally intertwined in this autobiography and anyone's life. This book goes beyond age, gender, social, cultural boundaries, and even time to make it applicable to any human. This autobiography's events were typed and recorded vocally by me, the author, as I regained the physical capabilities. These are all true experiences by me, the author, that were encountered along my journey. The story illustrates the similarities of two worlds that some people think are completely different; one being better than the other. The experiences are presented in such a form to make it relative to any reader. This autobiography was written in the style and format that creatively gives the reader the truthful experience in order. Many people want to be at the top, but how many have and can give perspectives from both top and bottom. All emotions are met when reading this book and it is much more than a life story. It is The story within the life becoming the life within the story! Near Death Experience Transforms One Mans Life in Autobiography The surgeon gave his family two possibilities: dead or at best a vegetable, but he is neither Getting There allows readers to find more meaning in everyday events. Birmingham shares the lessons he has learned, providing readers with hope as they face their own obstacles.
Author: Gilda O'Neill
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-07-31
What's a nice girl like Lorna Wright doing with an East End bad boy like Richie Clayton? The world is changing and London is swinging: it's the 1960s. But in the East End the docks are closing and life will never be the same. Lorna Wright is a nice girl, but Richie Clayton is bad news: a violent thug who will stop at nothing to climb his way to the top of the East End underworld. The more Lorna gets mixed up in his ugly, brutal world, the more she finds herself in trouble too. There are plenty of people who'd like to see Richie stopped. So when, after a terrible row with Lorna, Richie is found murdered, the finger of accusation points in all sorts of directions...
The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.
Author: Cynthia Lee A. Pemberton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-10-13
This book chronicles the lived experience/educational journeys of women who found themselves moving forward together pursuing doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership. Grounded in the realities of women’s lives these inspirational first-person narratives have the potential to raise awareness regarding women’s socialization, expectations, and the role interpersonal and community connections play in the lived female experience. This book provides a potential resource for those considering how relationships and support groups impact life’s journey, and their importance in overcoming barriers to educational attainment and success. In her book Flux, Peggy Orenstein encourages women to share their experiences, and “talk across lines of age and circumstance” (p. 292). This book does that, bringing into focus the complicated and convoluted, knotty, thorny, messy realities of women’s lives. Seeing clearly the forest and the trees, the grass, the shrubs, and dirt—the fully fleshed-out realities, we, as educators, can more fully and accurately see and appreciate the conflicting, competing chaos that characterizes and often monopolizes women’s lives; and from there establish a foundation of understanding from which to begin retooling higher education to better meet the life and learning needs of all our students. “In the end...” Orenstein says, “...there is no single path to a textured, satisfying life-nor should there be” (p. 293); and indeed, as this book reveals there is not. Despite geographical and generational differences, these women’s independent and intersecting lives created, and even today supports and sustains their ongoing connection, empowerment and achievements, and as such not only leaves a legacy for others, but a blueprint of and for hope.
This autobiography by Doctor Lloyd Duncan, a semi-retired surgeon in Tennessee, covers the period of time from his birth in 1931 to the present. The book is replete with accounts of the depression era, the pre WW ll and WW ll years, and high school triumphs and disappointments. Immature, broke, emaciated and homesick at Yale University, he nevertheless earned his letters swimming on some of the school’s greatest teams. He graduated from Yale in 1953 and from medical school in 1956. He vividly describes many humorous, dramatic or tragic events that he subsequently witnessed or experienced as a physician, Naval Flight Surgeon, practicing surgeon, husband, father and grandfather.
There was military project management. There was construction project management. Then there was business project management, a tool described as 'the wave of the future'. Where are architects in all this, professionals whose work has always been project-driven? There is design management in engineering, product design, graphics, packaging, management theory and even in politics. Construction consultants talk about managing design. When are architects going to become committed to managing design? Getting There by Design adopts an architect's view to design and project management. It sets out the fundamental principles and shows how they are applied, dealing with these two topics as one indivisible subject. 'Getting There by Design' demonstrates how to: - make project efforts goal-oriented - set up a planning and monitoring basis to architectural projects - put the architect's fee calculus on a rationale basis - diagnose your firm's practice culture - develop successful teams Put your practice onto a more effective basis. Ken Allinson is an architect in private practice and principal of 'Architectural Dialogue'. He also teaches design studio and lectures on design and project management. He was formerly an associate at DEGW London and the Terry Farrell Partnership. He has practice experience in Europe, the USA and Japan and is the author of 'The Wild Card of Design' (1993).
No-one understands lesbian sensuality like Robbi Sommers does. Now, in her most intimate book yet, she brings you a bouquet of dreams and diamond-edged fantasies... a banquet of eroticism where you'll savour each word.
Author: Bob Kulon
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Photography and Processing techniques continue to evolve at an amazing clip. How does one keep up? A strong foundation in the essentials of the craft will serve you evermore as you navigate through the changes and evolution. Start your journey. This book helps you cut out all the unfruitful challenges that are not suited to your personal way of acquiring knowledge. Avoid false starts and wasted footsteps. Inside this book you will be able to browse through over 60 possible approaches to skill building in Photography and Processing. All the technical mumbo-jumbo is avoided to help you get to the core info you need. This book serves all levels of photographers. Anyone can optimize their personal learning style as they progress. The book is up-to-date with the latest resources available. There is a generous helping of satire making this an easy read. (paperback)
Author: Elizabeth Wright
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Elizabeth Wright had it all. A comfortable life, successful business, house, handsome partner and beautiful baby. Then things screwed up. She discovered that the man in her life was being unfaithful, and her prosperous pet centre crashed into a financial black hole. At fifty-two, and menopausal, she was reduced to being a single mum on benefits with the stigma of bankruptcy. Left with just a negative equity house harnessed to a hefty mortgage, she had to face an impoverished lifestyle along with a succession of jobs which either folded or relocated. In this hilarious book she recounts how she quickly learnt to juggle work and child care, keep an ancient car on the road that already had one wheel in the Great Breaker’s Yard in the Sky, whilst her money-saving efforts to grow her own food, were defeated by thieving blackbirds, munching molluscs and exploding bags of donkey manure. Dog sitting was a disaster, with fleas, mangy animals and an amorous owner with a dodgy trouser zip. There were cockroaches in the takeaway, drunks in the bakery, and a parcel sealing machine with pit bull attitude in the factory. Then, after all her efforts, the Trustees of the Bankruptcy stated that her only asset, the house, was back into equity and would have to be sold to pay the debtors. Fighting this, she worked fourteen hours a day, raised the required £30,000, kept the house, had the bankruptcy annulled and, with a great sense of humour, wrote this book.
A no-nonsense approach to permanent fat loss including questions from listeners of Fat 2 Fit Radio. "If you want to be strong, lean and healthy for the rest of your life without crazy starvation diet plans and insane workout schedules, this book is for you. If you truly want a better body and never want to go back to the old unhealthy version of yourself, the keys to your success are all here."-- back cover.