The Accidental President of Brazil: A Memoir - Fernando Cardoso
Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2007 Pages: 312 in Publisher: PublicAffairs azil's former president offers an 'Show details for home home Show details for...... more
Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2007 Pages: 312 in Publisher: PublicAffairs azil's former president offers an 'Show details for home home Show details for homicide. Personable and engaging' view of the country he loves and. Quite unexpectedly. Came to rule (Washington Post). Fernando Henrique Cardoso and received a phone call in the middle of the night asking him to be the new Finance Minister of azil. As he put the phone down and stared into the darkness of his hotel room. he feared he'd been handed a political death sentence. The year was 1993. and he would be responsible for an economy that had had seven different currencies in the previous eight years to cope with inflation that had run at 3000 percent a year. azil had a habit of chewing up finance ministers with the ferocity of an Amazon piranha. This was just one of the turns in a largely unscripted and sometimes unwante...
The Caledonian Edinburgh: The Most Famous Hotels in the World - Andreas Augustin
This is a leather bound collector's edition of the book Caledonian Hotel. The opening of the Princes Street Station Hotel, re-christened the Caledonian Station...... more
This is a leather bound collector's edition of the book Caledonian Hotel. The opening of the Princes Street Station Hotel, re-christened the Caledonian Station Hotel, helped to consolidate Scotland's position on the United Kingdom stage, then on the international stage, by heralding a new era of luxury and travel in Scotland. King Edward VII was on the throne of Great Britain and presided over the British Empire, not least as Emperor of India. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Roosevelt had become the 26th President of the United States of America following the assassination of President McKinley. Scottish-born steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie was in the process of endowing public libraries and universities across the USA and Britain to raise levels of education. Engineer Henry Ford was busy founding a small motor vehicle company that would grow into a multinational conglomerate, and the Wright Brothers had succeeded in keeping their latest invention in the air for a full minute before it touched the ground again. The popular songs of the day were 'Sweet Adeline', 'Shine on Harvest Moon', and 'Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider.' On the streets of Edinburgh there were horses and carriages, and horse-drawn buses. When out-of-doors, men wore flat caps, and gentlemen with top hats wore starched shirts with stiff collars and carried walking sticks. The ladies wore pavement-sweeping dresses with bustles, and magnificent fancy hats upon their heads. In the Christmas of 1903, Cinderella was playing at the Theatre Royal at the east end of Princes Street, and Cook's Siberian Circus, 'The Greatest and Most Gigantic Show Ever Produced,' was pulling in the crowds at the Waverley Market. Then on 21 December, an advertisement in The Scotsman newspaper announced that the Caledonian Railway Company's new hotel at Princes Street Station was 'NOW OPEN for the RECEPTION OF VISITORS.' Overnight, it was the talk of the town.
Rawhide Down On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John W Hinckley, Jr, opened fire outside the...... more
Rawhide Down On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John W Hinckley, Jr, opened fire outside the Washington Hilton Hotel, wounding the president, press secretary James Brady, and a D C police officer. This title tells the story of a pivotal historical moment when the nation faced a terrifying crisis. Full description
The Duchess Of Duke Street: Series 2 - Parts 4-5 [DVD] 
For devotees left hungry for more at the conclusion of The Duchess of Duke Street, Gemma Jones re-creates her signature role as the indomitable Louisa Trotter,...... more
For devotees left hungry for more at the conclusion of The Duchess of Duke Street, Gemma Jones re-creates her signature role as the indomitable Louisa Trotter, the former scullery maid who left her mark on turn-of-the-century England as "the finest cook in London" and the reigning mistress of Hotel Bentinck, in the second set of this series. As her own mother remarks, Louisa "has done very well. She's moved up in the world." The Bentinck is no Fawlty Towers. Louisa, based on the real-life Rosa Lewis, the proprietor of the fashionable Cavendish Hotel, presides over her domain with a stiff-backed iron rule. She is, as one of her staff remarks, "a tough customer ... a woman with spirit." Throughout these 16 episodes, packaged in six volumes, both she and her employees will be severely tested. Louisa's troublemaking brother inspires mutiny among the devoted staff, and Louisa is besieged by mysterious love letters. Darkening the horizon is the deepening shadow of World War I. This long-sought sequel to one of Masterpiece Theatre's finest hours boasts the same impeccable production values and peerless ensemble acting. Make your reservation. --Donald Liebenson
Beatrice Tollman, President and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has recently published a cookbook that is her memoir of "A Life in Food". This...... more
Beatrice Tollman, President and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has recently published a cookbook that is her memoir of "A Life in Food". This book is a celebration of recipes that have either been passed down in the family or discovered while travelling, and all have been perfected from her own personal experience and expertise in the kitchen. The joys of cooking are expressed through a fascinating collection of personal reminiscences that reveal how the hotels, and many of their signature dishes were inspired and created.
De Valera in America: The Rebel President's 1919 Campaign. - Dave Hannigan
In June 1919 Eamon de Valera stowed away on a liner bound for New York and walked into the Waldorf-Astoria using the title 'President of Ireland'. He spent...... more
In June 1919 Eamon de Valera stowed away on a liner bound for New York and walked into the Waldorf-Astoria using the title 'President of Ireland'. He spent eighteen months billeted in the most expensive hotel in the world. This book retraces the steps of an incredible journey of a leader in exile that would resonate through Irish history.
Brand Advocates: Turning Enthusiastic Customers into a Powerful Marketing Force - Rob Fuggetta
Praise for "Brand Advocates". "Ignite your Advocates! Fuggetta shows you how". (Scott Monty, Head of Social Media, Ford). "Creating and amplifying authentic...... more
Praise for "Brand Advocates". "Ignite your Advocates! Fuggetta shows you how". (Scott Monty, Head of Social Media, Ford). "Creating and amplifying authentic Advocates should be front and center on every marketer's agenda. This book is a blueprint for how to turn genuine Advocates into a powerful marketing force". (Susan Helstab, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts). "Advocacy is the ultimate goal for every brand. And Rob Fuggetta has given us the ultimate guidebook to brand advocacy. Simple, clear, and filled with practical advice, this book shows you how to turn your enthusiastic customers into a powerful Brand Army". (Porter Gale, former Vice President of Marketing, Virgin America). "In an era of connected consumerism, advocacy puts the word in word of mouth. Nothing is more authentic or effective. This book shows you exactly how to find and engage your advocates". (Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group, and author, "The End of Business as Usual"). "Inspiring Advocates is one of Method's seven obsessions. Get this book and be inspired. Highly recommended!". (Eric Ryan, Cofounder, Method). "Fuggetta's equation for building great brands in the social media age is proven and powerful. Every hotel marketer should read this book". (Chip Conley, Founder, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, and author, "Emotional Equations"). ""Brand Advocates" is a book every public relations professional should read. It's the definitive guide to authentic advocacy." (Aedhmar Hynes, Chief Executive Officer, Text 100 Public Relations). "Companies aren't trusted, brands aren't trusted, and nor are your executives. People trust each other, and now they have the tools to communicate with each other using social technologies and mobile, with or without brands involved. As a result, trust has shifted to the participants. Many brands, knowing their credibility has diminished, rely on advocacy programs where trusted members of the community are given a platfo
Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's Leading Garden Designer - Mira Locher
ZEN Gardens Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist...... more
ZEN Gardens Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and in some of ... Full description
Who Killed Bobby? The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy - Shane O'Sullivan
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2008 Pages: 560 Publisher: Union Square Press On June 5th 1968 aT LA's Ambassador Hotel. Robert F. Kennedy celeated. HIS victory in the...... more
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2008 Pages: 560 Publisher: Union Square Press On June 5th 1968 aT LA's Ambassador Hotel. Robert F. Kennedy celeated. HIS victory in the California Democratic primary with a ROUSING victory speech anticipating a successful run for the presidency. Moments later. gunshots shattered that dream: like his other before him. Bobby Kennedy lay mortally wounded at the hand of an assassin. The police quickly apprehended Sirhan Sirhan. who the world believed had single-handedly masterminded the shooting. Shockingly . that may not be so. as documentary filmmaker Shane O Sullivan presents powerful new evidence to the contrary ...
Abuse of Power: New Nixon Tapes - Stanley I. Kutler
More than 20 years after the Watergate scandal that brought down his presidency, the character of Richard M. Nixon continues to fascinate us. Many books have...... more
More than 20 years after the Watergate scandal that brought down his presidency, the character of Richard M. Nixon continues to fascinate us. Many books have been written about Nixon, and about Watergate, but perhaps none sheds so revealing a light on the late president as Stanley I. Kutler's Abuse of Power. In the years following Watergate, as Nixon fought to rebuild his reputation from the ruins of his shattered presidency, he fought fiercely to suppress publication of most of the secret tapes that led to his downfall. During his lifetime, only about 60 hours of the almost 4,000 that exist were ever made public, and even after his death his estate continued to obstruct further releases. Then, in 1996, Kutler, along with the advocacy group Public Citizen, won a landmark decision to release the tapes. Among other things, Abuse of Power definitively answers the question of whether Nixon was directly involved in raising hush money (he was) and suggests a reason for the burglary attempt at the Watergate Hotel (financial documents that might have linked the Democratic Party chairman to Howard Hughes). The tapes also reveal the vindictive and bigoted side to Nixon's personality, particularly as he discusses "killing" the Washington Post, and when he blames "rich Jews" for Billy Graham's tax problems. Abuse of Power only covers an additional 201 hours of tape of the near 4,000 that remain unreleased. It seems that the final chapter on Watergate has yet to be written.
Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 384 in Publisher: Black Swan 'I am sure of the this much: my little story has become your history. You will not really rushed...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2009 Pages: 384 in Publisher: Black Swan 'I am sure of the this much: my little story has become your history. You will not really rushed and disorderly manner your times until you understand minea' Reeling from the aftermath of the twin tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic. diffident schoolteacher Agnes Shanklin has taken the trip of a lifetime: to Egypt and the Holy Land. But her arrival at Cairo's Semiramis Hotel coincides with an event that will change history. For the year is 1921 and the Cairo Peace Conference is about to preside over nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East. At first Agnes acts as a welcome sounding board for the historic players u Churchill. TE Lawrence and Lady Gertrude Bell among them u poised to invent the nations of Iraq. Syria. Lebanon. Israel. Jordan and so decide the fate of the Arab world....
John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life - Bill Barnhart
This is the first - ever biography of the second longest serving Supreme Court Justice. During Justice Sonya Sotomayor's recent confirmation hearings, the idea...... more
This is the first - ever biography of the second longest serving Supreme Court Justice. During Justice Sonya Sotomayor's recent confirmation hearings, the idea of 'biography' played a high-profile role in the debate. How much does a person's experience affect his or her judicial opinions? Should personal history be a key consideration when determining qualifications to sit on the highest court in the land? In this impeccably researched book, journalist Bill Barnhart and retired lawyer and former legislator Gene Schlickman paint a detailed portrait of Justice John Paul Stevens' remarkable life and tenure on the Court. Through vivid family history and a careful look at his work on the bench, Barnhart and Schlickman offer the first biography of the second longest serving Supreme Court justice - one who has proudly earned the title of the Court's most prolific dissenter. To provide a nuanced and multifaceted look at the justice, Barnhart and Schlickman interviewed Stevens and an extraordinary number of Stevens' friends and family members, former clerks, current colleagues, politicians, and court watchers. They spoke with such public figures as former President Ford, former Ford chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Interviews with Stevens' children and one of his brothers provide personal insights into the man behind the robe. Tales of his childhood, of growing up in an affluent family in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, and of the family business, including The Stevens Hotel (now the Chicago Hilton and Towers), create a rich portrait of the independent man and judge. Intimate anecdotes from Stevens' former law clerks reveal the lighter side of some of the most serious work in the country. Barnhart and Schlickman also give careful consideration to Stevens' career. They trace his early years as a Chicago lawyer, his appointment to the federal appeals bench in Chicago, and his ultimate nomination to the Supreme Court by Republican President For
The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life - Ivanka Trump
INSPIRATION. SUCCESS. CONFIDENCE. PASSION. No one is born with these qualities, but they are the key ingredients for reaching goals, building careers, or taking...... more
INSPIRATION. SUCCESS. CONFIDENCE. PASSION. No one is born with these qualities, but they are the key ingredients for reaching goals, building careers, or taking a blueprint and turning it into a breathtaking skyscraper. In "The Trump Card, " Ivanka Trump recounts the compelling story of her upbringing as the ultimate Apprentice, the daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, and shares the life lessons and hardwon insights that have made her a rising star in the business world. From her office in the Trump Organization, where she is a vice president of development and acquisitions and co-founder of The Trump Hotel Collection, to her career as an international model to the launch of her successful jewelry collection, Ivanka offers valuable, practical advice for young women. Whether it's landing that first job, navigating the workplace, or making a lasting impact, Ivanka shows how to: - Use uncertainty to your advantage: thrive in any environment. - Step up and get noticed at work: focus and efficiency will open doors. - Create a strong and consistent identity: your name and reputation are your best assets. - Know what you want: get the most out of any negotiation. "The Trump Card" also features "Bulletins" from Ivanka's BlackBerry that tap into the wisdom of today's leaders, including Arianna Huffington, Tory Burch, and Cathie Black. "We've all been dealt a winning hand," Ivanka writes, "and it is up to each of us to play it right and smart."
Slick, stylish, and fast-paced, Las Vegas is a high-tech hybrid of 1970s' Vega$ and 1980s' Hotel. Set in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino, the show...... more
Slick, stylish, and fast-paced, Las Vegas is a high-tech hybrid of 1970s' Vega$ and 1980s' Hotel. Set in the fictional Montecito Resort and Casino, the show revolves around surveillance expert and ex-Marine Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton). McCoy reports to the president of operations and ex-CIA operative "Big" Ed Deline (the inimitable James Caan). If Duhamel is the show's charisma, Caan is the gravitas. The attractive cast is rounded out by Vanessa Marcil as casino host Sam Marquez, Nikki Cox as event coordinator Mary Connell, James Lesure as valet Mike Cannon, Marsha Thomason as pit boss Nessa Holt, Cheryl Ladd as Deline's wife Jillian, and model Molly Sims as Deline's daughter Delinda. From the start, Las Vegas has attracted a diverse array of guest stars, from musicians, like Little Richard ("New Orleans"), to movie stars, like Sean "Samwise" Astin ("You Can't Take It With You"). Even "Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton, puts in an appearance ("Pros and Cons"). Other notable guests include Elliot Gould ("Jokers and Fools"), Jean-Claude Van Damme ("Die Fast, Die Furious"), and Alec Baldwin ("Hellraisers and Heartbreakers"), hot off his Oscar-nominated turn in The Cooler.--Kathleen C. Fennessy
It's the celebrity wedding of the year and everyone's invited! Portia Davenport is officially the luckiest woman in the world. She and her drop-dead gorgeous...... more
It's the celebrity wedding of the year and everyone's invited! Portia Davenport is officially the luckiest woman in the world. She and her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Andrew, have just finished ploughing a fortune into renovating her ancestral home, Davenport Hall, and are now planning to unveil it as one of the most fabulous, luxurious, five-star country house hotels in Kildare...But life never turns out like you think, and no sooner has the red ribbon been cut at the grand opening party, than Andrew is jetting off to New York, back to his old job, old apartment, old friends and Portia very much fears, his bachelor ways...And so the smooth running of Davenport Hall is entrusted to her beautiful younger sister, Daisy, which is a bit like leaving Country Barbie in charge of the United Nations. Especially as Eleanor Armstrong, daughter of the Irish President has chosen the Hall as the perfect backdrop for her society wedding to footballing legend, Oldcastle United's star striker and general all-round sex god, Mark Lloyd...Meanwhile, in Manhattan, Portia meets Lynn Fairweather, a single woman who's looking for Mr Right in much the same way that Scott was looking for the Antarctic. And if he just happens to be married to Portia, then that's her problem...And what is that smell coming from the cowsheds?
The Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office - Professor of Modern Judaic Studies David Novak
David Novak--one of today's most engaging, unconventional, and successful business leaders--lived in thirty-two trailer parks in twenty-three states by the time...... more
David Novak--one of today's most engaging, unconventional, and successful business leaders--lived in thirty-two trailer parks in twenty-three states by the time he reached the seventh grade. He sold encyclopedias door to door, worked as a hotel night clerk, and took a job as a $7,200-a-year advertising copywriter with the hopes of maybe one day becoming a creative director. Instead, he became head of the world's largest restaurant company at the ripe old age of forty-seven. While David never went to business school, he did learn from the greatest of teachers--experience--and plenty of other very smart people as well: Magic Johnson on the secret to teamwork, Warren Buffett on what he looks for in the companies he buys, John Wooden on ego, and Jack Welch on one thing he'd do over. Now he wants to share with you what he discovered about getting ahead and getting noticed; motivating people and turning businesses around; building winning teams and running a global company of nearly one million people; and always staying true to yourself. "The Education of an Accidental CEO" is filled with David Novak's street-smart wisdom: From his formative years... - Walking through your anxieties - Avoiding the poison of stereotypes - Staying "right-sized" - Breaking through the clutter From his years as an ad executive and chief marketing officer ... - How not to roll over like Fluffy the dog - Seeing yourself as a brand - When to pull the plug on the Super Bowl As the COO of Pepsi Cola and then as president of KFC and Pizza Hut ... - Why a gold watch can have less value than a floppy rubber chicken - Knowing when "the answers are in the building" - Knowing when to do nothing - What it takes to revitalze a company And as CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... - How to "shock the system" - How to avoid the slow-no's - Managing two up and two down David Novak's ideas for building an entire culture around reward and recognition--getting everyone from division presidents to dishwashers to buy into
The political biography, complete with life-altering turning points and apolitical philosophy for leading the United States into greatness, has become...... more
The political biography, complete with life-altering turning points and apolitical philosophy for leading the United States into greatness, has become obligatory for those running for president--just one more thing to check off the "To Do" list on the way to the Oval Office. A Charge to Keep is George W. Bush's offering: a light and breezy book mixing personal and political remembrances that prove heavy on chatty anecdotes and light on policy prescriptions. If you read the last chapter you'll sort of learn where George W. stands on most things but still not really discern how he would actually run the country. There are no revelations, either personal or political; Bush's wild side and youthful indiscretions, like stealing a Christmas wreath from a New Haven hotel for his Yale fraternity, are touched on lightly to the extent that he discusses them at all. A Charge to Keep is so upbeat and positive that, in describing the Houston woman to whom he was engaged in college and from whom he "gradually drifted apart", Bush says simply, "I still think the world of her and our parting was friendly. We were very young, we lived in different places and we gradually developed different lives."George W. has been labelled a lightweight by some; A Charge to Keep will do nothing to dispel that notion. It features lots of Bush family memories and numerous mentions of George W's famous parents, including letters from his father, the president. George W. has followed closely in his father's footsteps, attending the same prep school and the same college. He even belonged to the same secret society at Yale, Skull and Bones. From college it was on to flight school and the Texas Air National Guard, Harvard Business School and then (again, like his father) the Texas oil business and politics. George W. seems mostly in sync with his father on policy issues as well. "A thousand points of light" is transformed slightly to become "compassionate conservative", which pops up in the final chapter more than ten times. Readers will come away knowing many of the experiences and events that have helped shaped George W. but his future is still an open book. --Linda Killian
Advantages: central location, jacuzzi baths, helpful staff Disadvantages: not consistent in its standards
...At the end of a week long boating holiday in cramped conditions, we treated ourselves to a night of comfort in a four star hotel in Split.
We wanted somewhere comfortable and central, so after studying the web, we selected the Hotel President.
We chose the hotel mainly because of its location, as we were only there for a short time and we wanted to be able to get around quickly...
...(presumably because they make more money that way); we got the distinct impression this was normal practice for them.
We met another 8 people the next day who had had exactly the same experience of being booted out of the President.
The Hotel President's behaviour towards us was totally unacceptable. They took our money and did not deliver the goods.
If you do choose to book here, please beware that their...
Advantages: Great soundtrack, fascinating story, well acted, Disadvantages: Brutally realistic at times,
...Dead Presidents is a 1995 film, written and directed by (Allen and Albert,) The Hughes Brothers, known for directing 'Menace II Society' and 'From Hell.' It stars Larenz Tate (Menace II Society), Chris Tucker (Rush Hour) and Freddy Rodriguez (Planet Terror/Six Feet Under.)
The documents a four year period between 1969 and 1973 in The New York Bronx district during the vietnam war and follows...