The Savoy Cocktail Book

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  • Category : Cooking
  • Author : Harry Craddock
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Number of Pages : 292
  • Readers : 7885

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This 1930 classic contains hundreds of recipes for ... Cocktails Prepared Cocktails for Bottling Non-Alcoholic Cocktails Cocktails Suitable for a Prohibition Country Sours Toddies Flips Egg Noggs Collins Slings Shrubs Sangarees Highballs Fizzes Coolers Rickeys Daisies Fixes Juleps Smashes Cobblers Frappé Punch Prepared Punch for Bottling Cups The Lucky Hour of Great Wines The Wines of Bordeaux Champagne Burgundy Hocks (Rhine Wines), Steiweins & Moselles Port Sherry

Tremors in the Universe

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Robert Lyman Baittie
  • ISBN : 1452520151
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Number of Pages : 262
  • Readers : 6275

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It’s funny how life has a way of changing people. It definitely changed me. I was tooling along day after day, set in my ways, looking at life like a racehorse wearing blinders, oblivious to seeing the world any other way than I knew how, because I ultimately had fashioned my vision of it. I fit myself with the glasses I wore, and I wrote the prescription for the lenses with my attitude, faith, and beliefs. But I got lucky. Parkinson’s came along, slapped me upside the head, and knocked my spectacles off of my face. And luckier still, while my glasses were on the ground I inadvertently stepped on them and crushed them into a million pieces. I was blind. I was forced to extend my hands out in front of me to rediscover my world all over again. Taking baby steps with fear in my heart that I would bang my head into a wall. But you know what happened? A miraculous thing took place. My memory of where the important things in my life were took over, and what I valued and needed the most magically appeared for me. Love, friendship, compassion, spirit and purpose. My appreciation for what was at my fingertips was heightened as well. I suddenly discovered a comforting realization that I could continue to succeed in life with less. Less envy, less anger, less anxiety, less fear of old age and death. It was liberating. I was given Parkinson’s disease, and my life became better for it. This book is not what most people have come to expect about Parkinson’s disease. Tremors in the Universe offers another way. Another way of thinking. Another way of living.

Personal Next

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Melinda Harrison
  • ISBN : 1928055591
  • Publisher : LifeTree Media
  • Number of Pages : 187
  • Readers : 8500

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A former Olympian shares advice for high-achievers navigating career and life transitions. After achieving a major accomplishment or realizing a lifelong dream, many high-performing individuals struggle to open a new chapter in life with the same confidence and enthusiasm that fueled their previous successes. In Personal Next, former Olympic athlete Melinda Harrison examines the difficulties people may face after reaching what seemed to be the height of their careers. Through interviews with more than 100 elite athletes and other high-achievers who navigated a major life transition, Harrison distills nine key PRACTICES that support a successful pivot to a new arena. Harrison describes the arc of transition common to all high-performers, including the ascent to peak achievement, the messy middle of change, and the move toward new goals, challenges, and rewards. Woven throughout the book are stories from elite athletes and high achievers, including Harrison's own. Life after the pinnacle of success doesn't have to be all downhill. If you are struggling to find your feet after coming off a personal best, reading this book will help you to prepare for success in your personal next.

Handbook of Formulating Dermal Applications

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Nava Dayan
  • ISBN : 1119364248
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 704
  • Readers : 5877

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The conceptualization and formulation of skin care products intended for topical use is a multifaceted and evolving area of science. Formulators must account for myriad skin types, emerging opportunities for product development as well as a very temperamental retail market. Originally published as "Apply Topically" in 2013 (now out of print), this reissued detailed and comprehensive handbook offers a practical approach to the formulation chemist's day-to-day endeavors by: Addressing the innumerable challenges facing the chemist both in design and at the bench, such as formulating with/for specific properties; formulation, processing and production techniques; sensory and elegancy; stability and preservation; color cosmetics; sunscreens; Offering valuable guidance to troubleshooting issues regarding ingredient selection and interaction, regulatory concerns that must be addressed early in development, and the extrapolation of preservative systems, fragrances, stability and texture aids; Exploring the advantages and limitations of raw materials; Addressing scale-up and pilot production process and concerns; Testing and Measurements Methods. The 22 chapters written by industry experts such as Roger L. McMullen, Paul Thau, Hemi Nae, Ada Polla, Howard Epstein, Joseph Albanese, Mark Chandler, Steve Herman, Gary Kelm, Patricia Aikens, and Sam Shefer, along with many others, give the reader and user the ultimate handbook on topical product development.

The Girl in the Mist

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristen Ashley
  • ISBN : 1954680074
  • Publisher : Rock Chick LLC
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7750

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Renowned author Delphine Larue needs a haven. A crazed fan has gone over the deep end, and she’s not safe. Her security team has suggested a house by a lake. Secluded. Private. Far away. In a beautiful area of the Northwest close to the sleepy town of Misted Pines. It’s perfect. So perfect, Delphine has just moved in, and she’s thinking she’ll stay there forever. Until she sees the girl in the mist. After that, everything changes. Delphine quickly learns that Misted Pines isn’t so sleepy. A little girl has gone missing, and the town is in the grips of terror and tragedy. The local sheriff isn’t up for the job. The citizens are up in arms. And as the case unfolds, the seedy underbelly of a quiet community is exposed, layer by layer. But most importantly, girls are dying. There seems to be only one man they trust to find out what’s happening. The mysterious Cade Bohannan.

The Way of the Cocktail

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  • Category : Cooking
  • Author : Julia Momosé
  • ISBN : 0593135385
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 1700

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A rich, transportive guide to the world of Japanese cocktails from acclaimed bartender Julia Momosé of Kumiko “A feast for the senses and a new benchmark for the bartending genre.”—Jim Meehan, author of Meehan’s Bartender Manual and The PDT Cocktail Book With its studious devotion to tradition, craftsmanship, and hospitality, Japanese cocktail culture is an art form treated with reverence. In this essential guide, Japanese American bartender Julia Momosé of Kumiko and Kikkō in Chicago takes us on a journey into this realm. She educates and inspires while breaking down master techniques and delving into the soul of the culture: the traditions and philosophy, the tools and the spirits—and the complex layering of these elements that makes this approach so significant. The recipes are inspired by the twenty-four micro-seasons that define the flow of life in Japan. Enter a world where the spiced woodsy cocktail called Autumn’s Jacket evokes the smoldering burn of smoking rice fields in fall, and where the Delicate Refusal tells the tale of spring’s tragic beauty, with tequila blanco and a flutter of sakura petals. Perfected classics like the Manhattan and Negroni, riffs on some of Japan’s most beloved cocktails like the Whisky Highball, and even alcohol-free drinks influenced by ingredients such as yuzu, matcha, and umé round out the collection.

The Dragon Done It

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Eric Flint,Mike Resnick
  • ISBN : 161824650X
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 3727

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: MIXING SLEUTHING AND SORCERY CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. . . Pity the poor plainclothes cop or private eye who has to solve a case which may involve not only femme fatales (who may not be quite human) but also death by black magic, evidence that may have been altered or planted by an itinerant sorcerer, and supernatural entities ranging from ghosts to vampires to dragons. Even when the detective is a master of sorcery himself, the dragon may have an unbreakable alibi. Best-selling authors Eric Flint and Mike Resnick present a generous selection of stories from the intersection of mystery and magic by popular writers Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, David Drake, Harry Turtledove, Esther M. Friesner, and more, including brand-new novelettes by Flint and Resnick themselves. The Dragon Done It is an exciting cross-genre volume that both mystery fans and fantasy fans will enjoy. And so will dragons. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). ERIC FLINT: "Eric Flint [drops] his readers into another time and place, where cultures collide, the action is hot and heavy, and we get to experience the best of the human spirit."¾David Weber "Eric Flint has a genius for taking his passion for history and turning it into powerful, action-packed stories that instantly grab the readers and plunge them into a time and place that might have been." ¾David Drake ". . . battle scenes depicted with power. . . [Flint is] an SF author of particular note, one who can entertain and edify in equal, and major, measure."¾Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "Flint has thoroughly mastered storytelling, and his characterization is masterly. His characters. . . are plausible for the time and place, and he makes neither an icon nor a demon of anyone. Irresistible. . . ." ¾Booklist MIKE RESNICK: ". . . on par with the best of Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series. . . . Resnick is simply a consummate storyteller. . . hits all the right notes."¾Orson Scott Card "One of the most daring and prolific writers in SF. . . and he always delivers."¾David Brin "[F]ew writers have Resnick's gift for pace and momentum . . . his talent for producing a fast, smooth, utterly effortless read." ¾Analog"Resnick is thought-provoking, imaginative . . . and above all galactically grand."¾Los Angeles Times

Modern Classic Cocktails

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  • Category : Cooking
  • Author : Robert Simonson
  • ISBN : 1984857770
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 5638

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 60+ recipes culled from today's modern classics with entertaining backstories from the cocktail revival of the past thirty years, by a two-time James Beard Award–nominated author and New York Times cocktail and spirits writer. One of the greatest dividends of the revival in cocktail culture that began in the 1990s has been the relentless innovation. More new cocktails—and good ones—have been invented in the past thirty years than during any period since the first golden age of cocktails, which lasted from roughly the 1870s until the arrival of Prohibition in 1920 and included the birth of the Martini, Manhattan, Daiquiri, and Tom Collins. Just as that first bar-world zenith produced a half-century of classic recipes before Prohibition, the eruption of talent over the past three decades has handily delivered its share of drinks that have found favor with arbiters on both sides of the bar. Among them are the Espresso Martini, White Negroni, Death Flip, Old Cuban, Paper Plane, Siesta, and many more, all included here along with each drink's recipe origin story. What elevates a modern cocktail into the echelon of a modern classic? A host of reasons, all delineated by Simonson in these pages. But, above all, a modern classic cocktail must be popular. People have to order it, not just during its initial heyday, but for years afterward. Tommy’s Margarita, invented in the 1990s, is still beloved, and the Porn Star Martini is the most popular cocktail in the United Kingdom, twenty years after its creation. This book includes more than sixty easy-to-make drinks that all earned their stripes as modern classics years ago. Sprinkled among them are also a handful of critics' choices, potential classics that have the goods to become popular go-to cocktails in the future.

Fall With Me

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • ISBN : 0062362755
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 9595

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jennifer L. Armentrout (also known as J. Lynn), New York Times bestselling author of the Wait for You saga, delivers a new novel of first love, second chances, and scorching chemistry. Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She's been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She's sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She's not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already. But Reece isn't convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn't believe him, he's not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He's already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he's not going to let history repeat itself.

The Joy of Writing Sex

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Elizabeth Benedict
  • ISBN : 1466851295
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2636

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Twelve years after it was first published, The Joy of Writing Sex remains the classic writer's resource on creating compelling sex scenes. Elizabeth Benedict covers all the issues, from the first time, to married sex and adultery, to sex in the age of AIDS. Her instruction, supported with examples from the works of today's most respected writers—among them, Dorothy Allison, Russell Banks, Alan Hollinghurst, Joyce Carol Oates, Carol Shields, and John Updike—focuses on crafting believable sex scenes that hinge on freshness of character, dialogue, mood, and plot. In this revised edition, Benedict addresses the latest sexual revolution, intimacy on the Internet; adds new interviews with Edmund White, Darren Strauss, Stephen McCauley, and other writers; and updates her selections to include examples from the best fiction of the past few years.

DeathDay

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William C. Dietz
  • ISBN : 1625671652
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1996

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Enslaved after the slaughter of billions by a violent race of aliens called the Saurons, Earth’s few remaining humans are forced into back breaking labor building mysterious temples for their new masters. The captors claim that these temples, once finishe

Sweet Talker

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Elle Kennedy
  • ISBN : 1775293912
  • Publisher : Elle Kennedy Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 247
  • Readers : 4198

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: * This book was previously published under the title As Hot as it Gets * A spicy standalone novel from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy! Sea, air, land, the bedroom...this SEAL is always in command. After watching his teammates settle down one by one, Navy SEAL Jackson Ramsey is ready to say goodbye to the single life. He’s finally met a woman who intrigues him, challenges him, and turns him on: Mia Weldrick, the funny, beautiful gardener he can’t wait to get to know better. Problem is, Mia isn’t interested in dating him. Which means it’s time for Jackson to unleash his Texas charm and do some serious wooing. With a teenage brother to raise, two jobs, and, frankly, a complete disinterest in sex, Mia has no room in her busy life for a six-foot-five SEAL with a naughty streak a mile wide. But one hot kiss from Jackson has her imagining all the dirty ways she could fit him in. It isn’t long before their no-strings fling transforms into something more. And as desire unearths emotions and deeply buried secrets, Mia has to decide whether to give love a chance to grow, or let it slip it away.

Exit to Eden

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anne Rice,Anne Rampling
  • ISBN : 0062312014
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 5624

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The bold erotic masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Anne Rice writing as Anne Rampling. They call her the Perfectionist. A stunning, mysterious, and fearless sexual adventurer, Lisa is founder and supreme mistress of The Club—an exclusive island resort where forbidden fantasy meets willing flesh. Here eager participants who can afford life's most exquisite luxuries can experience the breathtaking pleasures of surrender and submission. Here nothing is taboo. A thrill-seeking photojournalist, Elliott risks his life daily in the most dangerous, war-torn regions on Earth. Now he has come to Paradise to explore his most savage and vulnerable sexual self, committed to the ultimate plunge into personal risk. Together, their journey to the limits of erotic pleasure will take them farther than they ever dreamed they'd go . . .