The Naughty Nineties

The Triumph of the American Libido
Author: David Friend
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 1455567558
Category: History
Page: 608
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A sexual history of the 1990s when the Baby Boomers took over Washington, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue. A definitive look at the captains of the culture wars -- and an indispensable road map for understanding how we got to the Trump Teens. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES: The Triumph of the American Libido examines the scandal-strafed decade when our public and private lives began to blur due to the rise of the web, reality television, and the wholesale tabloidization of pop culture. In this comprehensive and often hilarious time capsule, David Friend combines detailed reporting with first-person accounts from many of the decade's singular personalities, from Anita Hill to Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt to Heidi Fleiss, Alan Cumming to Joan Rivers, Jesse Jackson to key members of the Clinton, Dole, and Bush teams. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES also uncovers unsung sexual pioneers, from the enterprising sisters who dreamed up the Brazilian bikini wax to the scientists who, quite by accident, discovered Viagra.

The Naughty Nineties

The Triumph of the American Libido
Author: David Friend
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455567558
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 8794

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A sexual history of the 1990s when the Baby Boomers took over Washington, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue. A definitive look at the captains of the culture wars -- and an indispensable road map for understanding how we got to the Trump Teens. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES: The Triumph of the American Libido examines the scandal-strafed decade when our public and private lives began to blur due to the rise of the web, reality television, and the wholesale tabloidization of pop culture. In this comprehensive and often hilarious time capsule, David Friend combines detailed reporting with first-person accounts from many of the decade's singular personalities, from Anita Hill to Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt to Heidi Fleiss, Alan Cumming to Joan Rivers, Jesse Jackson to key members of the Clinton, Dole, and Bush teams. THE NAUGHTY NINETIES also uncovers unsung sexual pioneers, from the enterprising sisters who dreamed up the Brazilian bikini wax to the scientists who, quite by accident, discovered Viagra.

The Naughty Nineties

Football's Coming Home
Author: Martin King,Martin Knight
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 178057388X
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Football has reinvented itself. As television money has poured into the game, the traditional working-class fans have poured out - not by choice, but by economic necessity. According to those in charge of the game the football hooligan has at last been eliminated from the landscape. But how true is this much-vaunted claim? Martin King, author of Hoolifan, brings his story up to date in The Naughty Nineties. Ironically, he finds that football hooligans now really are in the minority but they are far more dangerous and committed than ever before.

Sex, Beer and the Naughty 90's

A Publican's Tale.
Author: Jack Clarke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543224818
Category:
Page: 184
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Sex beer and the naughty nineties. A real page turning quick read sharing a hedonistic view of a publican's life in the early 90's following our main character Dom Gillan's fast paced life in the pub game.

Hoolifan

30 Years of Hurt
Author: Martin Knight,Martin King
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780573901
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Hoolifan is the story of one man, Martin King, and his experiences spanning three decades with the country's foremost soccer gang. Chelsea have always been at the cutting edge of football violence, and King himself was at the heart of the evolving Chelsea mob for some 30 years. From his first visit to a football ground in the early 1960s, he charts his development from a rattle-waving child through to a fully fledged member of the notorious Chelsea Shed in the 1970s and finally to his exploits as a key player in the most feared football gang of the 1980s and 1990s - the so-called Chelsea Headhunters. King describes the leading characters of the various eras, not just from Chelsea but from across the country. He also records every clash, ambush and act of revenge in vivid detail, as well as the camaraderie and style of this most infamous soccer gang. This is not just another book on the well-trodden subject of football hooliganism, as, unlike so many authors, Martin King makes no attempt to distance himself from the violence and leaves readers to draw their own conclusions. At times provocative, often humorous and always honest, Hoolifan places the phenomenon of football hooliganism in its true social context.

The Mistress


Author: Vivienne LaFay,Vivienne La Fay
Publisher: London Bridge
ISBN: 9780352330574
Category: English fiction
Page: 267
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Watching the World Change

The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11
Author: David Friend
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312591489
Category: History
Page: 480
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Relates the stories behind the photographs of 9/11, discusses the controversy over whether the images are exploitative or redemptive, and shows how photographs help us witness, grieve, and understand the unimaginable. Reissue. Includes new preface. 15,000 first printing.

Rags to Riches


Author: Brian Adamson
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326985817
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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Brian Kiwi Adamson deservedly claims title to be one of the 20th Century’s most successful gamblers, nightclub impresarios and bon vivant. In a star-emblazoned career he is the hardest act in the world to follow. From humble beginnings Adamson’s dexterity at the gambling tables attracted the patronage of Caesar’s Palace and Desert Springs in Las Vegas. As a knight of the baccarat table he was befriended by the movie stars and sports personalities of the 1960’s to the 1980s. Adamson was befriended by movie legends like Joan Collins, Bo Derek and Burt Reynolds. The Southampton club impresario kept the company of Mike Tyson, Jackie Stewart and Mohammed Ali. As a casino and fashionable nightspot entrepreneur he was the equal to Peter Stringfellow. As a Lothario he has bedded over 2,000 women and among those seduced was the women courted by Sean Connery. There are millions of books available but just the one title that tells the Brian Kiwi Adamson story. This is it.

Hotel Scarface

Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami
Author: Roben Farzad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409825
Category: True Crime
Page: 352
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The wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday—and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, Scarface... In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers like Coconut Grove’s Mutiny at Sailboat Bay. Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel’s club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites. Amid the boatloads of powder and cash reigned the new kings of Miami: three waves of Cuban immigrants vying to dominate the trafficking of one of the most lucrative commodities ever known to man. But as the kilos—and bodies—began to pile up, the Mutiny became target number one for law enforcement. Based on exclusive interviews and never-before-seen documents, Hotel Scarface is a portrait of a city high on excess and greed, an extraordinary work of investigative journalism offering an unprecedented view of the rise and fall of cocaine—and the Mutiny—in Miami.

Grass


Author: Martin King,Martin Knight,Phil Sparrowhawk
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780574088
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Grass is the incredible story of Phil Sparrowhawk, a working-class boy with gambling in his blood. Like most punters, he enjoyed an incredible run of luck, but finally rolled the dice once too often. Before he had come of age, Phil had accumulated a small fortune from street trading. He then staked his entire capital on Njinsky in the 1970 Derby - and won. With his now large capital base, he launched a business importing clothes. Enter Howard Marks (aka Mr Nice), who was enthused by Phil's Far East connections and introduced him to the far more lucrative world of the 'movement of beneficial herbs' - or drug smuggling, as it is known to the authorities. Phil struck out on his own and from his new base in Thailand became involved in many large-scale cannabis deals, whilst at the same time developing highly successful legitimate businesses. Read of his encounters with Greenpeace, Mother Teresa, gangsters and leading politicians, Lord Moynihan, religious cults, former pop singers and many other diverse characters as his life became more and more surreal. The winning streak came to an end in 1988 when the US Drug Enforcement Agency closed in. Phil's £30m fortune was promptly confiscated and he spent the next four years in two of Thailand's most notorious jails before being extradited to the US, where he served further time in a series of penitentiaries. Grass details the life of an ordinary young man with a taste for adventure, who ended up on the most extraordinary journey. Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy.

Who's on First?


Author: Bud Abbott,Lou Costello
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594746214
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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“Who’s on first. What’s on second. I Don’t Know’s on third.” One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a priceless picture book—and it’s a great read for kids of all ages. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene. The book will appeal to Abbott and Costello fans, baseball fans, and anyone who enjoys funny banter-driven picture books. Illustrated in full color with slightly retro stylized illustrations. “The book is stunning ~ dad and Bud would be proud!!”—Chris Costello, Daughter of Lou Costello

LIFE Story

The Education of an American Journalist
Author: Gerald Moore
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826356788
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 408
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Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story Gerald Moore—a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete—recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE’s fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. Before joining LIFE at the age of twenty-seven, he worked as a police officer in Albuquerque and then a reporter at the Albuquerque Tribune—both jobs teaching him the tools of his trade. His story offers a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism.

The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World's Most Prosperous Decade


Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393078388
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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How one of the greatest economic expansions in history sowed the seeds of its own collapse. With his best-selling Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz showed how a misplaced faith in free-market ideology led to many of the recent problems suffered by the developing nations. Here he turns the same light on the United States. The Roaring Nineties offers not only an insider's illuminating view of policymaking but also a compelling case that even the Clinton administration was too closely tied to the financial community—that along with enormous economic success in the nineties came the seeds of the destruction visited on the economy at the end of the decade. This groundbreaking work by the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that much of what we understood about the 1990s' prosperity is wrong, that the theories that have been used to guide world leaders and anchor key business decisions were fundamentally outdated. Yes, jobs were created, technology prospered, inflation fell, and poverty was reduced. But at the same time the foundation was laid for the economic problems we face today. Trapped in a near-ideological commitment to free markets, policymakers permitted accounting standards to slip, carried deregulation further than they should have, and pandered to corporate greed. These chickens have now come home to roost. The paperback includes a new introduction that reviews the continued failure of the Bush administration's policies, which have taken a bad situation and made it worse.

Beyond the Swipe

Honoring God, Respecting Yourself, and Finding the Right Match
Author: Kristin Fry
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825445132
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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There's no doubt that the Internet has changed modern life. In the blink of an eye, we can look up obscure information, order groceries, or connect with old friends. With the advent of dating apps, even true love is at our fingertips--or so we're told. But how can single Christians find their way from that first swipe right of interest on an app to long-lasting, God-honoring love? Kristin Fry has her share of laugh-out-loud and cringe-worthy dating app stories, and she knows the fatigue that can come with digital dating. Despite the instant gratification that some dating apps advertise, true relationships are more than an interaction based on first impressions on a mobile device. In a warm, conversational style, Fry tackles a broad range of topics from evaluating profiles to first dates to maintaining healthy peer friendships even while dating. Kristin mines her own experience in the dating world but also includes insights from interviews with thirty married couples, and in-depth biblical study from Abraham and Sarah, the life of Jesus, the letter of Ephesians, and more. This isn't just another how-to book for finding Mr. Right; this is a guide to help single Christian women navigate the new normal without forgetting their genuine identity in a God who loves them. By the end, digital daters will have the right tools for dating well--and know that God's best is possible.

Searching for Augusta

The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne
Author: Martin King
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493029088
Category: History
Page: 256
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A brutal siege. A forgotten heroine. A war-torn romance. And a historian determined to uncover the truth. Untold millions who saw and read Band of Brothers can finally know the whole story of what happened to American soldiers and civilians in Bastogne during that arduous Winter of 1944/45. In the television version of Band of Brothers, a passing reference is made to an African nurse assisting in an aid station in Bastogne. When military historian Martin King watched the episode, he had to know who that woman was; thus began a multi-year odyssey that revealed the horror of a town under siege as well as an improbable love story between a white Army medic, Jack Prior, and his black nurse, Augusta Chiwy, as they saved countless lives while under constant bombardment. Based on the recent discovery of Prior's diary as well as an exhaustive and occasionally futile search for Augusta herself, King was at last able to bring belated recognition of Augusta's incredible story by both the U.S. Army and Belgian government shortly before she died. This is not only a little-known story of the Battle of the Bulge, but also the author's own relentless mission to locate Augusta and bestow upon her the honors she so richly deserved.