A comprehensive, introductory guide to ´´the champagne of Mexico,´´ showcasing mezcal´s exotic flavor, deep history, and growing popularity in the U.S. What has long been a local Mexican secret is now enjoyed throughout the world for its smoky, exotic flavor and excellent base in cocktails. This detailed and colorful guidebook uncovers mezcal´s deep history, details its artisanal production in remote Mexican villages, and explains the proper ways to serve and drink this distinctive liquor. There are tips for locating the top mezcals on the market and selecting varietals that best suit particular tastes, as well as suggestions for mezcal pairings with dishes over meals. A chapter showcasing twenty of the best commercial distilleries includes recommended examples of young jovens, lightly aged reposados, and aged añejos. Finally, the book offers easy-to-follow recipes for unique mixed drinks and zesty mezcal-based dishes.
From New York Times best-selling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents, and infused with irresistible storytelling charm, Bob Spitz´s Reagan stands fair to be the first truly post-partisan biography of our 40th president, and thus a balm for our own bitterly divided times.It is the quintessential American triumph, brought to life with cinematic vividness: A young man is born into poverty and raised in a series of flyspeck towns in the Midwest by a pious mother and a reckless, alcoholic, largely absent father. Severely near-sighted, the boy lives in his own world, a world of the popular books of the day, and finds his first brush with popularity, even fame, as a young lifeguard. Thanks to his first great love, he imagines a way out, and makes the extraordinary leap to go to college, a modest school by national standards, but an audacious presumption in the context of his family´s station. From there, the path is only very dimly lit, but it leads him, thanks to his great charm and greater luck, to a solid career as a radio sportscaster, and then, astonishingly, fatefully, to Hollywood. And the rest, as they say, is history.Bob Spitz´s Reagan is an absorbing, richly detailed, even revelatory chronicle of the full arc of Ronald Reagan´s epic life - giving full weight to the Hollywood years, his transition to politics, and rocky, but ultimately successful, run as California governor, and ultimately, of course, his iconic presidency, filled with storm and stress but climaxing with his peace talks with the Soviet Union that would serve as his greatest legacy. It is filled with fresh assessments and shrewd judgments and doesn´t flinch from a full reckoning with the man´s strengths and lim 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004157/bk_peng_004157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This beautifully illustrated book combines a detailed exposition of the anatomy and function of the cranial nerves with practical coverage of clinical concepts for the assessment and differential diagnosis of cranial nerve dysfunction. An introductory chapter provides a brief overview of cranial nerve anatomy and function, skull base anatomy, classification of pathologies, and imaging approaches. Each of the twelve chapters that follow is devoted to in-depth coverage of a different cranial nerve. These chapters open with detailed discussion of the various functions of each nerve and normal anatomy. The authors then describe common lesions and present a series of cases that are complemented by CT images and MRIs to illustrate disease entities that result in cranial nerve dysfunction. Highlights: -Concise descriptions in a bulleted outline format enable rapid reading and review -Tables synthesize key information related to anatomy, function, pathology, and imaging -More than 300 high-quality illustrations and state-of-the-art CT and MR images demonstrate important anatomic concepts and pathologic findings -Pearls emphasize clinical information and key imaging findings for diagnosis and treatment -Appendices include detailed information on brainstem anatomy, pupil and eye movement control, parasympathetic ganglia, and cranial nerve reflexes This book is an indispensable reference for practicing physicians and trainees in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, radiology, and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. It will also serve as a valuable resource for students seeking to gain a solid understanding of the anatomy, function, and pathology of the cranial nerves.
Through extensive, detailed research, Nancy Isenberg has moved the story of American class tensions out from the shadows and given it new voice. Her richly detailed book, White Trash, chronicles over 400 years of American class tensions and seeks to give context for why these class prejudices are so pervasive in the ´´land of equal opportunity´´.This FastReads Summary and Analysis offers supplementary material to White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book´s content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you´d like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary and Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes!What does this FastReads Summary include?Executive summary of the original bookChapter-by-chapter synopsesKey takeaways from each chapterEditorial reviewOriginal book summary overview:Despite the recent election results in America pushing class concerns back into the limelight, the truth is that America has been struggling with its class identity for centuries. Since the time of British colonial settlement, millions of Americans have found themselves in an unwelcoming society eager to brand them as ´´waste people´´ and push them to the outskirts of society. Isenberg´s incredibly thorough and groundbreaking book, White Trash, details the long history of class in America.Please note: This is a summary, analysis, and review of the book and not the original book. This analysis is meant as a supplement to and not a replacement for White Trash. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L.K. Negron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103254/bk_acx0_103254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artistic profile of one of the 20th century´s great choreographers. The literature on Balanchine is vast, but it is primarily biographical. Balanchine Variations is the first book to concentrate on the ballets themselves, providing critical analysis and detailed descriptions of what the dancers actually do.Beginning with Apollo (1928), Balanchine´s first extant work, and ending with one of his last ballets, Ballo della Regina (1978), Nancy Goldner offers detailed insights into more than 20 individual ballets. Based on lectures given across the United States, under the auspices of the Balanchine Foundation, they are intended to illuminate his art.Goldner discusses the history of each ballet, places each in the context of Balanchine´s life and sensibility. She also addresses his taste in music and whether his style can be considered particularly American.The ballets Balanchine choreographed for the New York City Ballet are danced by companies around the world, and this innovative book is sure to become an indispensable guide to dancers and spectators alike. (Balanchine is a registered trademark of the George Balanchine Trust. The book is published by University Press of Florida.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Celeste Lawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000014/bk_redw_000014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy Friday´s groundbreaking books My Secret Garden and Forbidden Flowers offered an unprecedentedly detailed and honest look at the inner fantasy lives of ordinary women. In Women on Top, Friday returns to this topic, collecting detailed sexual fantasies from over 150 contemporary women from diverse backgrounds. Based on intimate personal interviews and letters, this book updates the conversation opened in her earlier works on women´s sexual fantasies, detailing how women´s erotic lives have changed over the past few decades - and remained the same. Nancy Friday´s seminal works exploring female sexual fantasy have shattered taboos, exposed hidden desires, and opened up a conversation on women and sex that continues to be relevant today. About the Author Nancy Friday is a New York Times best-selling author and journalist who established her early career writing for high-profile publications in England, France, and the US. Her first book, My Secret Garden, was an iconic best seller, offering an honest and illuminating look at the landscape of female sexuality. It was published in 1973, and since then, Nancy Friday has continued to write on themes including female sexuality, mother-daughter relationships, beauty, fetishism, and romantic relationships. She has been featured as a guest on Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Politically Incorrect, and NPR´s Talk of the Nation. About the Series More than any other feminist writer, Nancy Friday returned again and again to the topic of female sexuality. Her Female Sexuality Collection includes her most important works: The Power of Beauty, Jealousy, My Secret Garden, Forbidden Flowers, and Women on Top. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Raquel Harris, Athena Pappas, Annie Hinkle, Yvonne Syn, Cindy Harden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052608/bk_adbl_052608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Überlassen Sie es nicht länger nur den großen Observatorien, gute Fotos von Sternen aufzunehmen. Mit der heutigen Fototechnik und diesem Buch gelingen auch Amateurastronomen perfekte Fotos von Himmelsobjekten. Das reich bebilderte Buch wurde für die Neuauflage aktualisiert und mit vielen neuen Fotos versehen. Der weltweit renommierte Astrofotograf Thierry Legault vermittelt die Kunst und Techniken der Astrofotografie - von der Nachtaufnahme von Sternenbildern mit einer einfachen Kamera auf dem Stativ über Sternspuren, Finsternisse, künstliche Satelliten und Polarlichter bis zur noch anspruchsvolleren Astrofotografie mit Spezialausrüstung für Mond-, Planeten-, Sonnen- und Deep-Sky-Bilder. Legault verrät, welche Ausrüstung sich wofür empfiehlt, und führt Sie detailliert durch die Aufnahme- und Verarbeitungstechniken, mit denen Sie spektakuläre Ergebnisse erzielen können. ´´Astrofotografie´´ bietet eine umfassende Behandlung dieses Themas. Dieses großformatige, reich illustrierte Buch eignet sich für alle Astronomiebegeisterten - für Neulinge ebenso wie für alte Hasen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie ... - die nützlichste Ausrüstung auswählen: Kameras, Zubehörteile und Nachführteleskope. - Kamera und Teleskop für optimale Ergebnisse einstellen. - eine Kamera an Ihrem Teleskop anbringen und für superscharfe Fotos fokussieren. - die äquatoriale Montierung nach dem Polarstern ausrichten und die Nachführung verbessern, damit Sternaufnahmen exakt gelingen. - Zeitrafferaufnahmen vom Himmel machen. - die Aufnahmeparameter berechnen: Brennweite, Öffnungsverhältnis, Bildwinkel, Belichtungszeit etc. - mehrere Aufnahmen kombinieren, um schwach leuchtende Galaxien, Details von Nebeln, Planetenstrukturen und kleine Mondkrater zu enthüllen. - Kontrast, Helligkeit, Gradationskurven und Farben einstellen. - Ihre Bilder nachbearbeiten, um Bildfehler wie Vignettierungen, Staubflecken, Hot Pixel, ungleichmäßige Hintergründe und Rauschen zu entfernen. ´´If you´re looking for detailed, stepby-step instructions of how to start or improve your photography of astronomical objects, look no further.´´ Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today ´´This is the best book on astrophotography I have read. It is detailed, well researched and has a huge amount of useful information in it. ... A book to treasure.´´ Nick D, Arkansas Outdoor Photographers Club
This is the only authorized biography of the charismatic superstar, Frank Sinatra. Told by his daughter, Nancy Sinatra, with unabashed love and surprising candor, this memoir captures the understanding and depth of feeling that could only come from someone so closely linked. Accounts of her father´s rise to fame as a hit singer, movie star, and international celebrity are as detailed as the stories of scandalous divorces, her brother´s kidnapping, the false rumors of Mafia connections, and more. Listeners will treasure portions of this audio which feature actual recordings of Frank Sinatra, himself, relating the stories of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000702/bk_pnix_000702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You won’t believe your ears! Relentlessly listenable insider stories. Hollywood love affairsFor the first time ever, Nancy Bacon, famed gossip columnist and editor of Confidential Magazine, is telling her whole story of what it was like to have love affairs with the likes of Paul Newman, Errol Flynn, Tommy Smothers, Rod Taylor, Vince Edwards, and Hugh O’Brian, plus exciting friendships with the Rat Pack, Judy Garland, Bobby Kennedy, Jay Sebring, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, and Marilyn Monroe (to name only a few!). Beverly Hills, Rome, London, Paris A young and gorgeous pinup model and starlet before she became a writer, Nancy dove right into the kinds of parties found only in the glittering and glamorous playgrounds of Beverly Hills and Hollywood - and beyond to Rome, London, and Paris. Legends and Lipstick is an uncensored peep inside vintage showbiz, Jayne Mansfield’s horrible descent and death, the Manson family murders, saucy sex romps, exclusive nightclubs and parties, and detailed, firsthand descriptions of where and how celebs played in the old days. The tarnished side of Tinseltown Here is the untold story of Nancy’s courageous battles with breast cancer and alcoholism during a time when no one spoke openly about such things. The tarnished side of Tinseltown is the fascinating flipside to a tale that needs to be told. This is Nancy’s inside account from her humble beginnings as one of nine children growing up on a farm in Washington state and what happened after all the fun and games in Hollywood were over - she went through divorce, depression, and a botched radical double mastectomy...and she overcame it all. Her life is one of stunning extremes. Why Legends and Lipstick is a must-hearFor those who can’t get enough of candid, no-holds-barred memoirs like The Kid Stays in the Picture (Robert Evans), You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again (J 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Knighton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121502/bk_acx0_121502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.