Without Reservations


Author: Alice Steinbach
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742749712
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Without Reservations is about a woman's dream come true - taking a year off to travel the world and rediscover what it is like to be an independent woman, without ties and without reservations. 'In many ways, I was an independent woman,' writes Alice Steinbach, single working mother and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist. 'For years I'd made my own choices, paid my own bills, shovelled my own snow, and had relationships that allowed for a lot of freedom on both sides.' Slowly, however, she saw that she had become quite dependent in another way. 'I had fallen into the habit - of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me.' Who am I, she wanted to know, away from the things that define me - my family, children, job, friends? Steinbach searches for the answer in some of the most exciting places in the world: Paris, where she finds a soulmate in a Japanese man; Oxford, where she learns more from a ballroom dancing lesson than any of her studies; Milan, where she befriends a young woman about to be married. Beautifully illustrated with postcards Steinbach wrote home to herself, Without Reservations is an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

Without Reservations

How a Family Root Beer Stand Grew Into a Global Hotel Company
Author: J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr.
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1938120744
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 198
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J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., is a pioneer of modern-day hospitality. Starting in the business at the age of 5 as a “salesman” for his family’s A&W root beer stand, he joined the family business, full-time, in 1956 and built Marriott International into what it is today: one of the most successful and respected companies in the world, with nearly 3,800 properties in more than 70 countries and annual revenues exceeding $12 billion. In WITHOUT RESERVATIONS, Marriott shares the story of this success along with candid insights about mistakes made, opportunities missed, and lessons learned during a life spent in a business where people always come first. “In Without Reservations, Bill Marriott shares the incredible and quintessentially American success story of his family and their profound impact on the global hospitality industry, making all of us feel just a little more at home around the world.” —Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo “In this wonderful book, my good friend, Bill Marriott, shares valuable insight on how to succeed in business. More importantly, however, he shares valuable insight on how to succeed in life. His ‘Recipe for Success’ especially is a must-read.” —Former President of the United States George H. W. Bush “Bill Marriott is one of the best entrepreneurial minds in the business. He knows what it takes to build brands, relationships and a winning corporate culture. WITHOUT RESERVATIONS is a compelling story of how best-in-class service, integrity, loyalty and leadership turned a small, family business into one of the world’s most respected companies.” —Ken Chenault, CEO and Chairman, American Express

Without Reservations


Author: J. L. Langley
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781599983479
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
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Sometimes love just catches you by the tail. Chayton Winston is a veterinarian. He is also a werewolf. Much to his Native American parent's chagrin, he has always dreamed of a fair-haired, Caucasian mate. However, he never imagined his mate would be male. As a heterosexual man, he's not quite sure what to do with a male mate, but more than willing to find out. Keaton Reynolds wakes up, in wolf form, and finds himself with a mate. He's instantly attracted, but not so thrilled to find out the man is straight. Having been in a relationship once before where his partner professed to be "Not gay" left a bad taste in his mouth. Keaton wants to make a break for it and pretend he never set eyes on Chay-but Chay is not ready to let him go. Together the two work to solidify their shaky relationship and battle the prejudices against homosexuals. Chay must deal with not only his mother's prejudices against gay men but also her hatred of white people. When a power struggle in Keaton's pack threatens Keaton's life, the two men learn to depend on one another and their relationship to get them through it. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, violence and hot man-love.

Without Reservations

The Cartoons of Ricardo Cate
Author: Ricardo Cate
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423630092
Category: Humor
Page: 96
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Cartoonist Ricardo Cate describes Indian humor as the result of "us living in a dominant culture, and the funny part is that we so often fall short of fitting in." His cartoon column, Without Reservations, is a popular daily dose in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Without Reservation

The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods the World's Largest Casino
Author: Jeff Benedict
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780060193676
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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In 1973, an old American Indian woman dies with nothing left of her tribe but a trailer and a two-hundred-acre reservation in the sleepy backyard of Ledyard, Connecticut. It seems to signal the end of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe. But it is just the beginning. Over the course of the next three decades, the reservation grows to more than two thousand acres and becomes home to Foxwoods, the largest casino in the world, grossing more than $1 billion per year. The Pequots are reborn, immensely wealthy, and in possession of an enormous amount of political influence. How did it happen? In compelling detail, Without Reservation tells the stunning story of the rise of the richest tribe in American history. It begins with the grand ambitions of two men. One, an unemployed navy brat and outsider, is a failed preacher with the uncanny ability to charm; the other is fresh out of law school and armed with a brilliant legal theory to help impoverished Indian tribes. Together they resurrect the Pequots and battle the local townspeople to aggressively expand their reservation, taking on the state government for the right to gamble on their land. Embracing their cause are misguided and misinformed government officials and a former mob prosecutor who brings Malaysian financiers to the table. The Pequots must also contend with the price of power. Without Reservation reveals the mysterious roots of today's Pequot tribe, the racial tension that divides them, and the Machiavellian internal Power struggle over who will control the tribe's purse strings. This is a story of the duality of the American dream, the good and the bad that come with enormous wealth. Author Jeff Benedict shines a light on the dreamers and the deal makers, the backroom politicking and courtroom machinations, the trusts and betrayals, and the world of high-powered attorneys, politicians, tribal leaders, and financiers who made the Pequots what they are today. As compelling as a novel, Without Reservation is must reading for anyone interested in the way today's world really works.

Without Reservations


Author: Joey Altman,Jennie Schacht
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470130458
Category: Cooking
Page: 274
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A popular television chef explains how to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home in a cookbook that shares the secrets of chef-caliber food, with more than 120 recipes for everything from cocktails and appetizers to entrâees and desserts.

The Upgrade

A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations
Author: Paul Carr
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 9781934708781
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Bored, broke, and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr comes to the surprising realization that it would actually be cheaper to live in a luxury hotel in Manhattan than in his tiny one-bedroom London apartment. Inspired by that possibility, he sells his possessions, abandons his old life, and starts living entirely without commitments as a modern-day nomad. Thanks to Paul's ability to talk his way into increasingly ridiculous situations, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestyle—a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. A life of fast cars, Hollywood actresses, and Icelandic rock stars. Of 6,000-mile booty calls, of partying with eight hundred female hairdressers dressed only in bedsheets, and of nearly dying at the hands of Spanish drug dealers. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than his surviving on cold pizza in his old apartment. Yet, as word of Paul's exploits starts to spread—first online, then through a national newspaper column and eventually a book deal—he finds himself forced constantly to up the stakes in order to keep things interesting. With his behavior spiraling to dangerous—and sometimes criminal—levels, he is forced to ask the question: is there such a thing as too much freedom?

Without Reservations

From Harlem to the End of the Santa Fe Trail
Author: Samuel B. Ballen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780943734361
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 302
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Travels with Doris

Without Reservations
Author: Frank King
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781606961384
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 302
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Without Reservation

Indigenous Erotica
Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Publisher: Kegedonce Pr
ISBN: 9780973139624
Category: Fiction
Page: 213
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Anthology of erotic writing featuring work by Māori authors Hone Tuwhare, Briar Grace-Smith, Witi Ihimaera, Patricia Grace and Robert Sullivan, with other international writers.

The RKO Story


Author: Richard B. Jewell,Vernon Harbin
Publisher: Outlet
ISBN: N.A
Category: Motion picture industry
Page: 320
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Surveys the history of the motion picture studio, RKO Radio Pictures, from its beginnings in 1928 to its collapse in 1960 and discusses a variety of its films

Slow Fade to Black

The Decline of RKO Radio Pictures
Author: Richard B. Jewell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520289668
Category: History
Page: 288
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Slow Fade to Black completes Richard B. Jewell’s richly detailed two-part history of the RKO film studio, which began with RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born, published in 2012. This second volume charts the studio’s fortunes, which peaked during World War II, declined in the postwar period, and finally collapsed in the 1950s. Drawing on hard-to-access archival materials, Jewell chronicles the period from 1942 to the company’s demise in 1957. Towering figures associated with the studio included Howard Hughes, Orson Welles, Charles Koerner, Val Lewton, Jane Russell, and Robert Mitchum. In addition to featuring an extraordinary cast of characters, the RKO story describes key aspects of entertainment history: Hollywood’s collaboration with Washington, film noir, censorship, HUAC, the rise of independent film production, and the impact of television on film. Taken as a whole, Jewell’s two-volume study represents the most substantial and insightful exploration of the Hollywood studio system to date.

Without Reservations


Author: Joey Altman,Jennie Schacht
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470130458
Category: Cooking
Page: 274
View: 568

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A popular television chef explains how to prepare restaurant-quality meals at home in a cookbook that shares the secrets of chef-caliber food, with more than 120 recipes for everything from cocktails and appetizers to entrâees and desserts.

Embracing America on a Hog and a Hack without Reservations


Author: Cheryl Seitz, as told by Susie Puckett
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512722774
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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If adventure came knocking, would you have the courage to open the door? That was the question Susie had to answer. She was very comfortably established in her hometown routine, semiretired and serene. So it was with some misgivings that she agreed to take a tour around the perimeter of the United States with her husband, Bob. The conveyance? His new dream machine, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a sidecar added just for her. With no former riding experience and no little anxiety, she goes along for the ride. She learns a bit about the country, its people, and some very important things about herself. Come along for a virtual ride! But don’t get too comfortable, because one day, it might be your door that adventure finds.

State and Reservation

New Perspectives on Federal Indian Policy
Author: George Pierre Castile,Robert L. Bee
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816513253
Category: History
Page: 259
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Ten original essays focus on the rise, change, and persistence of the Native American reservation system. Contributors drawn from history, anthropology, sociology, and political science offer divergent points of view buttressed by historical and ethnographic case studies. Together, these articles suggest that the time has comeÑor is long overdueÑto rethink the basic assumptions underlying Federal Indian policy. CONTENTS Introduction, George Pierre Castile & Robert L. Bee Part IÑHistorical Foundations of the Reservation System An Elusive Institution: The Meanings of Indian Reservations in Gold Rush California, John M. Findlay Crow Leadership Amidst Reservation Oppression, Frederick E. Hoxie Part IIÑThe Nonreservation Experience Utah Indians and the Homestead Laws, Martha C. Knack The Enduring Reservations of Oklahoma, John H. Moore Without Reservation: Federal Indian Policy and the Landless Tribes of Washington, Frank W. Porter, III Part IIIÑPower and Symbols Riding the Paper Tiger, Robert L. Bee Indian Sign: Hegemony and Symbolism in Federal Indian Policy, George P. Castile Part IVÑThe Resource Base Primitive Accumulation, Reservations, and the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Lawrence Weiss & David C.Maas Shortcomings of the Indian Self-Determination Policy, George S. Esber, Jr. Getting to Yes in the New West: The Negotiation of Policy, Thomas R. McGuire

Savor the Moment

Entertaining Without Reservations
Author: Junior League of Boca Raton
Publisher: Junior League of Boca Raton Incorporated
ISBN: 9780967094403
Category: Cooking
Page: 288
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Winner of the 2001 James Beard Foundation/KitchenAid Book Awards, National First Place in Entertaining and Special Occasions Category. Features triple-tested recipes from great cooks, chefs, and caterers????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????perfect for everyday family meals in addition to special occasions. Other awards include 2001 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year, Second Place; 2001 PMA Finalist Benjamin Franklin Award, Finalist; 2001 Writer's Digest Magazine Award; Cookbook Honorable Mention Award; 2001 Independent Publisher Book Award, Finalist.

Travels


Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307816494
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels—an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.