In the grimy hell of Brighton Beach, a stripper needs smarts to surviveIn the waning years of the Soviet Union, only the very young or very old are allowed to immigrate to the United States. Places like Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach—or, as residents call it, “Little Odessa”—are flooded with teenage strivers eager to shake their accents and take what America has to offer. Kate Piro is as ambitious as they come, but her pluck only gets her as far as Times Square’s Starlight Club, where she dances naked under the stage name M. Anita Supreme. After being assaulted by a drunken Nigerian diplomat, Kate meets a kindly cop who falls hard for the headstrong stripper. He wants to save her—or at least sleep with her—but Kate doesn’t need his help. She’s determined to get out of Brighton Beach, even though every man she meets drags her deeper into a cesspit of sleaze, vice, and murder.

Author ,
Isbn 1453259635
Genre Fiction
Year 2012-06-19
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

A unique panoramic survey of ethnic groups throughout the United States that explores the diverse communities in every region, state, and big city. • Provides educators and researchers with a useful guide to the diverse ethnic and racial minorities of the United States that describes their geographic location and their local community life • Serves journalists and scholars needing quick, convenient access to accurate information for research on places like San Francisco's Chinatown or Little Italy in Manhattan • Presents statistics based on the U. S. Census of ethnic and racial diversity in each state

Author Reed Ueda Ph.D.
Isbn 1440828652
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-09-21
Pages 1277
Language English
File format PDF

New York Nights shares the personal experiences, gossipy anecdotes, and critical commentary of a television and concert producer who has been firmly entrenched in the exciting and unpredictable comedy and jazz scene in a city that never sleeps. Producer Nick Catalano introduced early audiences to the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Richard Lewis, Robert Klein, Larry David, Sam Kinison, Ray Romano, and many others. In this compelling collection of stories, Catalano reminisces about how these comedians started in the business and also includes details about the hangouts of jazz legends like Miles Davis, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, and Max Roach. A reviewer and essayist, Catalano shares his night club observations on the performances of such well-known singers as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis, and Mel Torm and his critical commentary on the writing of luminaries such as Dorothy Parker, H.L. Mencken and Budd Schulberg. For those who have never experienced the excitement of sitting in an aisle seat at the Metropolitan Opera, Catalano deftly recreates the scene and what it is like to witness the magic and incredible talent of Placido Domingo and Therese Stratas. New York Nights puts its finger on the pulse of an incredible and vast cultural landscape and offers an intriguing and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at a world like no other.

Author Nick Catalano
Isbn 9780595606894
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2008-12-02
Pages 296
Language English
File format PDF

A mysterious cult is pushing a designer drug, and only Moodrow can shut the deadly organization down Though they preach love and understanding, the people of Hanover House also know a thing or two about strong-arm tactics. When an errant member of the Canal Street cult plans to write a tell-all book exposing Davis Craddock’s pseudo-religion as a sham, the Hanoverians react calmly. One of the cult’s members, Flo Alamare, is dispatched to let the would-be author know that he’s welcome to write whatever he likes—so long as he doesn’t care whether his daughter lives or dies. Soon Flo is found dumped in an empty lot in the Bronx. She’s barely alive, having apparently suffered a stroke or seizure—and the doctors don’t realize that she overdosed on a powerful drug of Craddock’s own design. She’s returned to her parents, who had been desperately searching for her. The tough-minded Alamares want revenge, and hire bruising PI Stanley Moodrow to catch Craddock and break his cult wide open.

Author Stephen Solomita
Isbn 1453290559
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-01-22
Pages 243
Language English
File format PDF

Hickory Stic is a novel about revenge deferred. It concerns Leonard Merygates, a shy, retired highschool administrator who feels that had corporal punishment been sustained in America's public school systems, the country would not be in the condition it is today. Children would respect adults; adults would embrace social and cultural values beyond material wealth, and the streets of Hamilton City (USA) would be a lot safer. Hickory Stick also concerns the adventures of HCPD homicide detectives, Walter T. Fleischmann and Willis Loveday, who must find the vigilante that is ridding Hamilton City of its social detritus before he kills someone else.

Author Douglas M. Cooper
Isbn 9781469113289
Genre Fiction
Year 2004-08-18
Pages 508
Language English
File format PDF

I was supposed to protect her. Now, I'll kill the men who took her. I’m leaving my dark past behind me, where it belongs, and it seems like fate has finally smiled on me when she comes into my life. Innocent, pure, and with a bright future ahead of her, she’s the girl I always wanted and never deserved. Then, those scumbags steal her right from under of my nose. But they don’t know who I am, or the lives I’ve taken. They’re out to make some quick cash by selling a pure bride, and there’s no way I’m going to let that happen. Not to her. I have to risk everything to save her. Then, I’ll try to win her heart and make her mine. No Cliffhangers. Safe from cheating. Explicit language & swearing. Search Terms: romantic suspense, mafia romance, alpha male romance, bad boy romance, alpha male, dark romance, captive romance, age difference, antihero romance, series romance, forbidden romance

Author Alexis Abbott
Isbn
Genre Fiction
Year 2017
Pages 383
Language English
File format PDF

This communicative "natural approach" to introductory Russian emphasizes reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Everyday topics are presented to allow readers to begin communicating immediately. Grammar is presented as a necessary tool for communication and is introduced throughout. The book aims at comparing and contrasting cultures, rather than presenting the target culture only.

Author Marita Nummikoski
Isbn 1118361911
Genre Foreign Language Study
Year 2011-07-14
Pages 696
Language English
File format PDF

BAREFOOT AT SUNSET When widower Mark Solomon arrives in Barefoot Bay for his 30th high school reunion, he’s not quite prepared for the onslaught of memories or the attention from interested single women who’ve gathered for the annual event on the beach. He’s ready to ditch the whole thing and resume his life as an adventure-seeking world traveler until he discovers a woman sobbing on his doorstep…and has an idea. By her own admission, advertising copywriter Emma DeWitt is jaded, jilted, and jobless, but she goes over the edge when she learns that the resort villa that was supposed to be the site of her romantic honeymoon is occupied by a single man. But when the sexy silver fox who’s staying in the villa surprises her with an irresistible offer to pose as his fake fiancée, Emma sees a way to have her week in paradise and begin healing her broken heart. Mark believes every person has only one soulmate…and he’s met, married, and buried his. Emma believes that love is a marketing concept created to sell fairy tales and expensive weddings. What if they are both wrong…and completely right for each other?

Author Roxanne St. Claire
Isbn 0997062703
Genre Fiction
Year 2016-06-12
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

When author James Luce was a boy, his father once summarized his moral philosophy of life in one sentence: Your rights end at the tip of my nose. Many years later, after embarking on his own voyage of reflection, Luce finally understood his fathers words. In Chasing Davis, he shares a set of unique ethical tools and blueprints that can be conceived and implemented by either societies or individuals, ultimately creating a moral life solely guided by logic and science rather than superstition or belief in divine guidance. Luce believes it is time for a new genesis of moral living. He relies on several decades of research and contemplation as well as ancient and newly acquired wisdom as he carefully examines the difference between good and evil, the importance of self-awareness, and the reasons that morality is not dependent upon the existence of any god. Seekers of the truth and new ideas will learn the meaning and consequences of perception, as well as how to train ourselves to think more productively and morally and why laws, government, and religions are symptoms of our immorality. Chasing Davis provides a practical, objective set of behavioral and cognitive guidelines that will help anyone live a moral life, regardless of individual cultural, religious, or philosophic antecedents.

Author James Luce
Isbn 9781469732329
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Year 2012-03-22
Pages 694
Language English
File format PDF

In the early 1990s, more than 1.6 million Jews from the former Soviet Union emigrated to Israel, the United States, Canada, Germany, and other Western countries. Larissa Remennick relates the saga of their encounter with the economic marketplaces, lifestyles, and everyday cultures of their new homelands, drawing on comparative sociological research among Russian-Jewish immigrants.Although citizens of Jewish origin ostensibly left the former Soviet Union to flee persecution and join their co-religionists, Israeli, North American, and German Jews were universally disappointed by the new arrivals' tenuous Jewish identity. In turn, Russian Jews, whose identity had been shaped by seventy years of secular education and assimilation into the Soviet mainstream, hoped to be accepted as ambitious and hard working individuals seeking better lives. These divergent expectations shaped lines of conflict between Russian-speaking Jews and the Jewish communities of the receiving countries.Since her own immigration to Israel from Moscow in 1991, Remennick has been both a participant and an observer of this saga. This is the first attempt to compare resettlement and integration experiences of a single ethnic community (former Soviet Jews) in various global destinations. It also analyzes their emerging transnational lifestyles. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, this book opens new perspectives for a diverse readership, including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, historians, Slavic scholars, and Jewish studies specialists.

Author Larissa Remennick
Isbn 135149225X
Genre Social Science
Year 2017-07-05
Pages 418
Language English
File format PDF

Cities have always been dynamic social environments for visual and otherwise symbolic competition between the groups who live and work within them. In contemporary urban areas, all sorts of diversity are simultaneously increased and concentrated, chief amongst them in recent years being the ethnic and racial transformation produced by migration and the gentrification of once socially marginal areas of the city. Seeing Cities Change demonstrates the utility of a visual approach and the study of ordinary streetscapes to document and analyze how the built environment reflects the changing cultural and class identities of neighborhood residents. Discussing the manner in which these changes relate to issues of local and national identities and multiculturalism, it presents studies of various cities on both sides of the Atlantic to show how global forces and the competition between urban residents in 'contested terrains' is changing the faces of cities around the globe. Blending together a variety of sources from scholarly and mass media, this engaging volume focuses on the importance of 'seeing' and, in its consideration of questions of migration, ethnicity, diversity, community, identity, class and culture, will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists and geographers with interests in visual methods and urban spaces.

Author Jerome Krase
Isbn 1317057821
Genre Social Science
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 300
Language English
File format PDF

Aside from her nightmares, Felice DePalma enjoys living on Long Island. But when her conniving boyfriend steals all of her money and leaves her in debt, she knows there is only one solution: sell her house and start a new life. So she lines up a new job in Buffalo and decides to make the road trip to her new home a mini-vacation. Shell visit all the interesting sites along the way, making the best out of a bad situation. But she quickly finds out that she hasnt left everything behind. Her nightmares continue even when shes awake. In them, a man with a perverse grin terrorizes her. She doesnt know what he wants, but she knows very well that hes evil. Meanwhile, FBI agent Frank Welker is investigating a string of deaths. Hes finding bodies along the same route that Felice is traveling to Buffalo, and hes beginning to think that she might be a serial killer. If Felice cant convince authorities to take her nightmares seriously, she just might be the next victim of The Grinning Man.

Author A.J. DiChiara
Isbn 9780595634248
Genre Fiction
Year 2009-02-25
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF

A fascinating expert look at Israel’s meteoric rise in the global economy — with timely hints for a world reeling from financial crisis Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel — a country of 7.1 million, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war, with no natural resources — produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful nations like Canada, Japan, China, India, and the U.K.? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine Israeli culture and government to reveal the secrets behind the world’s first ever “start-up nation.” As countries across the globe restart their own economies, and as businesses try to re-energize their entrepreneurial spirit, we can all look to Israel for some impressive, surprising clues.

Author Dan Senor,Saul Singer
Isbn 1551993376
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-11-03
Pages 320
Language English
File format PDF

American Regional Cuisine, Third Edition combines history, anthropology, and cuisine into a clear and comprehensive resource for the American Regional course. Its menu-driven approach makes this book unique in the marketplace, providing unparalleled value to culinary-arts students.

Author The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes,Michael F. Nenes
Isbn 1118802780
Genre Cooking
Year 2015-03-12
Pages 496
Language English
File format PDF

An unputdownable thriller set in the dark underbelly of Europe, perfect for fans of I AM PILGRIM. Into the darkness they fall...

Author Tove Alsterdal
Isbn 0008158991
Genre Fiction
Year 2017-08-10
Pages 400
Language English
File format PDF

S'inscrivant dans une tradition néo-hollywoodienne, alliant réalisme et images spectaculaires, Andrew Niccol sensibilise le spectateur au fléau du trafic d'armes. Au-delà de ce récit donnant à voir les rouages des conflits armés de la planète, le film dresse le portrait d'un homme dont la perception du monde est fondée sur les mythologies de la société de consommation. L'auteur dresse, dans ce film, l'allégorie de nos pulsions contemporaines et, dans son héros, la figure emblématique du gangster international.

Author Arnaud Labombarda
Isbn 2140011805
Genre Art
Year 2016-06-15
Pages 96
Language English
File format PDF

This comprehensive guide is an ideal reference work for film specialists and enthusiasts. First published in 1984 but continuously updated ever since, CineGraph is the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia on German-speaking cinema in the German language. This condensed and substantially revised English-language edition makes this important resource available to students and researchers for the first time outside its German context. It offers a representative historical overview through bio-filmographical entries on the main protagonists, from the beginnings to the present day. Included are directors and actors, writers and cameramen, composers and production designers, film theorists and critics, producers and distributors, inventors and manufacturers. An appendix includes short introductory essays on specific periods and movements, such as Early Film, Weimar, Nazi Cinema, DEFA, New German Cinema, and German film since unification, as well as on cinematic developments in Austria and Switzerland. Sections that crossreference names around specific professional groups and themes will prove equally invaluable to researchers.

Author ans-Michael Bock,,,im Bergfelder,,
Isbn 0857455656
Genre Performing Arts
Year 2009-09-30
Pages 600
Language English
File format PDF

Not everyone who comes to America arrives by choice. A man and a teenage girl are found dead in a bullet-riddled motel room. Evidence points to the Russian Mafia. This isn't the first time Erin O'Reilly has tangled with organized crime, but she isn't prepared for the sheer brutality that's waiting for her. She and her trusty K-9 Rolf peel back the curtain on a seedy world of human trafficking and murder. In the streets of Little Odessa, Erin finds men who won't think twice about killing a woman. And this is one place where her gold detective shield will be no protection.

Author Steven Henry
Isbn 1943383421
Genre Fiction
Year 2018-10-12
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

"A priceless asset to any traveler whose goal is to explore the Jewish past of these two historical countries." --The Jewish Advocate The author follows in the footsteps of his namesake, the rabbi explorer of the twelfth century, Benjamin of Tudela, to create the first all-encompassing guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine, with stops in Bulgaria and Romania. Until Communism fell, the Jews of Russia and Ukraine had been suppressed and denied human and religious rights. Today, not only are they reborn, but they are rebuilding a new, vibrant community for the twenty-first century. Frank explores this rebirth and guides both first-time and experienced travelers to Jewish and historical sites. He profiles synagogues, monuments, and schools that can be found in such cities as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kiev, Odessa, and even Kishinev in Moldava. Approximately 120 years ago, the majority of the world's Jews lived in what was called the "Pale of Settlement" in the Russian Empire. Most American Jews today trace their ancestry to Russia and the surrounding territories, especially Ukraine. A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine will aid those visiting places where relatives once lived, as well as those simply in search of history.

Author Frank, Ben G.
Isbn 9781455613281
Genre Travel
Year 2010-09-23
Pages N.A
Language English
File format PDF

Whimsical and witty, 'Little Eve Edgarton' is a tale about an explorer's daughter and her not-so-simple romance. Is beauty only skin deep? And what happens if it is?

Author Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Isbn 1681462745
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-08-24
Pages 86
Language English
File format PDF