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.
Conviction of Richard Nixon, The - James Reston Jr.
The Conviction of Richard Nixon The Watergate scandal began with a break-in at the office of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel on June...... more
The Conviction of Richard Nixon The Watergate scandal began with a break-in at the office of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel on June 17, 1971, and ended when President Gerald Ford granted Richard M. Nixon a pardon on September 8, 1974, one month after Nixon resigned from office in disgrace. Effectively removed from the reach of prosecutors, Nixon returned to California, uncontrite and unconvicted, convinced that time would exonerate him of any wrongdoing and certain that history would remember his great accomplishments--the opening of China and the winding down of the Vietnam War--and forget his "mistake," the "pipsqueak thing" called Watergate. In 1977, three yea...
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
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.
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
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."
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?
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...