Humphrey Bogart got himself arrested for protecting his drinking buddies, who happened to be a pair of stuffed pandas. Ava Gardner would water-ski to the set of Night of the Iguana holding a towline in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Barely legal Natalie Wood would let Dennis Hopper seduce her if he provided a bathtub full of champagne. Bing Crosby’s ill-mannered antics earned him the nickname “Binge Crosby.” And sweet Mary Pickford stashed liquor in hydrogen peroxide bottles during Prohibition. From the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true—and often surprising—stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused.
Bite-size biographies are followed by ribald anecdotes and memorable quotes. If a star had a favorite cocktail, the recipe is included. Films with the most outrageous booze-soaked stories, like Apocalypse Now, From Here to Eternity, and The Misfits, are featured, along with the legendary watering holes of the day (and the recipes for their signature drinks). Edward Hemingway’s portraits complete this spirited look at America’s most iconic silver-screen legends.
About the Author:
Mark Bailey is an author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter. Bailey’s books include Tiny Pie, his first children’s book, which includes a pie recipe by world-renowned chef Alice Waters, and Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers, an illustrated tribute to the golden era of hard-drinking literary figures. Bailey also wrote American Hollow, an examination of contemporary Appalachian poverty and companion to an HBO documentary feature of the same name. In addition to books, Bailey writes documentary and scripted features. His documentary films have been broadcast on HBO, Lifetime, Court TV, and TLC. This year Bailey received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Ethel, an HBO documentary feature about the life of Ethel Kennedy. For this film, Bailey was also awarded the Humanitas Prize for Documentary Writing. Previous to that, Bailey received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Pandemic: Facing AIDS, an HBO five-part documentary series. Bailey’s most recent film, Last Days in Vietnam, was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and will be broadcast on American Experience April 28th. Bailey is currently writingBlack Panther for Marvel Studios, a live action feature adaptation based on the Marvel superhero. Bailey lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
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On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.
Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.
It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.
Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
About the Author:
Erik Larson is a writer, journalist and novelist. Nominated for a Pulitzer prize for investigative journalism on The Wall Street Journal, he has taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State and Johns Hopkins.
Quiero comer sabroso. Pero no quiero engordar. Quiero disfrutar de una comida rica en sabor, en cantidad que me satisfaga pero sin arruinarme ni explotar el pantalón. Quiero alimentarme bien y disfrutar de ese gran placer sin llenarme de kilos, colesterol y culpas. ¿Es mucho pedir?
He escrito este libro para satisfacer estas inquietudes. Lo hicimos con pasión creativa, criterios médicos y vocación gastronómica, pensando en la gente real.
Aquí compartimos conocimientos especializados sobre la Obesidad y sus causas. Pero no es un libro académico ni un aburrido texto científico. Todo lo contrario. Es el resultado de mis experiencias personales, como mujer, madre, profesional y ama de casa que luchó durante muchos años con los malos hábitos alimenticios, el sobrepeso, la ansiedad, los atracones de comida, el remordimiento, las dietas locas y la tormenta de emociones que genera la mala alimentación. Como médico especialista en Salud Pública y Obesidad he sido testigo de las enfermedades mentales y físicas que el sobrepeso y los malos hábitos alimenticios causan entre nosotros.
Aquí comparto las claves para lograr una vida saludable basada en una alimentación balanceada, la actividad física y la salud emocional. Nos esmeramos en hacer recetas con sabor y textura, con los nutrientes necesarios y con la explicación detallada del cómo hacer un plato saludable, rico y novedoso.
Si tienes estas mismas aspiraciones, este Libro será tu compañero ideal en la cocina, en la organización de tus fiestas y en la construcción de una vida activa y saludable, con buena alimentación y la alegría de compartir con tus familiares y amigos la fiesta de la gastronomía sana, sabrosa y sin consecuencias negativas para tu peso, tu cintura o tu bolsillo.
Espero que lo disfrutes tanto como nosotros lo hicimos preparando cada uno de sus capítulos y sus 115 deliciosas y saludables recetas. Aquí aprenderás todo lo que necesitas saber para comprender las claves de una buena alimentación y las combinaciones necesarias para lograr comidas saludables, deliciosas y variadas.
DRA. SAMAR YORDE
Sobre la autora:
La Dra. Samar Yorde, de nacionalidad venezolana-libanesa, es Médico Cirujana, con maestría en Salud Pública y Certificación Universitaria en Medicina de Obesidad en Venezuela. Además es locutora profesional, escritora, conferencista y personalidad influyente de las redes sociales dentro y fuera de Venezuela y en las comunidades hispanoparlantes de internet. Es creadora y directora de la plataforma multimedia www.soysaludable.com con fuerte presencia en twitter, instagram, facebook y youtube.
En el campo de las redes sociales y los medios de comunicación ha generado una comunidad de casi un millón de seguidores vía Twitter, Instagram y Facebook. Según cifras de Twitter Venezuela para enero 2015, se encuentra posicionada como la cuenta de salud con mayor influencia en Venezuela con un Klout de 80. Recientemente publicó su libro “Soy Saludable en la Cocina” siendo un éxito editorial que se agotó en las tres semanas posteriores a su publicación con 22.000 ejemplares vendidos. El libro se encuentra ahora en su cuarta edición con más de 50.000 ejemplares vendidos e menos de 4 meses.
In the twenty-first century, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, and a changing climate. Short-term, community-based projects—from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives—have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. These quick, often low-cost, and creative projects are the essence of the Tactical Urbanism movement. Whether creating vibrant plazas seemingly overnight or re-imagining parking spaces as neighborhood gathering places, they offer a way to gain public and government support for investing in permanent projects, inspiring residents and civic leaders to experience and shape urban spaces in a new way. Tactical Urbanism, written by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, two founders of the movement, promises to be the foundational guide for urban transformation. The authors begin with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. A detailed set of case studies, from guerilla wayfinding signs in Raleigh, to pavement transformed into parks in San Francisco, to a street art campaign leading to a new streetcar line in El Paso, demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions. Finally, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges. Tactical Urbanism will inspire and empower a new generation of engaged citizens, urban designers, land use planners, architects, and policymakers to become key actors in the transformation of their communities.
About the Authors:
Anthony Garcia is Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. A leader in civic advocacy in South Florida, he was Managing Editor and Publisher of TransitMiami.com, an award-winning blog dedicated to planning and transportation in South Florida. He was also Project Director for six years at the firm of Chael Cooper & Associates Architects. He serves as part-time faculty at the University of Miami School of Architecture and is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Mike Lydon is Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. An internationally recognized planner, he was a co-author of The Smart Growth Manual and the creator and primary author of the reports “The Open Streets Project” and “Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action, Long-Term Change” Vol.1 and Vol. 2. He serves as a Board Member for Center for a New American Dream and CNU New York, and is an advisor for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. He works and speaks globally on smart growth, livable cities, active transportation, and tactical urbanism.
Wax Lens: Encaustics of Old Key West by Ashley Kamen
Ashley Kamen works in the ancient mediums of encaustic and clay. After completing her degree at Bard College in art history and printmaking, she migrated South to Key West where she has lived for the past 13 years.
This body of work draws on images of historic Key West gathered from public archives and explores themes of perspective, time and nostalgia using the carefully layered materials of salvaged wood, wax and pigment.
In HUMBLED BY THE JOURNEY: Life Lessons For My Family…And Yours, from which the proceeds will go to The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, Miguel "Mike" Benito Fernandez takes readers on parallel journeys: A 508-mile pilgrimage along El Camino de Santiago from France through Spain – and from a dirt road Cuban town to the pinnacles of U.S. business success. The book shines a light on the lessons Mike has learned over a lifetime of working tirelessly, overcoming obstacles and “showing up.” The most important lesson: “You have to take care of those who come after you.”
In 2013, Mike hiked along El Camino -- an ancient, spiritual trail that attracts "pilgrims" from around the world -- with a pledge for each mile that led to more than $5 million for a children's hospital. The experience was challenging and rigorous and provided Mike with a unique opportunity to embrace his life in a deep, meaningful way. In fact, he has done this trip three times. HUMBLED BY THE JOURNEY is part self-portrait, part adventure story, and shuttles readers back and forth between Mike’s path on El Camino and his journey through life. El Camino becomes a metaphorical backdrop as Mike narrates the details of his 62 years of living.
About Mike Fernandez:
Mike Fernandez is the founder of MBF Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm that invests in healthcare service companies nationwide. Mike has been honored frequently for his business achievements, named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from St. Thomas University, a degree that acknowledges and celebrates his outstanding achievements as a humanitarian, leader and philanthropist. A gifted storyteller with a terrific sense of humor, he lives in Miami with his wife Constance and their family. HUMBLED BY THE JOURNEY is his first book.
About Yoani Sanchez
Yoani Sánchez is an acclaimed Cuban blogger,
journalist and founder of 14ymedio, Cuba’s first
independent daily digital news outlet. She is
currently the Yahoo! Fellow at Georgetown
University in Washington, DC.
A University of Havana graduate in Philology, she
emigrated to Switzerland in 2002 to build a new life
for herself and her family. Two years later, she
returned to Havana, promising herself to live there
as a free person. In 2007, she began Generation Y,
her personal blog about daily life in Cuba. She has
been arrested and detained by the Cuban government for starting her activities.
In 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama wrote that her blog “provides the world a unique
window into the realities of daily life in Cuba” and applauded her efforts to “empower fellow
Cubans to express themselves through the use of technology.” TIME magazine listed her
as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People, stating that “under the nose of a regime
that has never tolerated dissent, Sánchez has practiced what paper-bound journalists in
her country cannot: freedom of speech.” Foreign Policy magazine has named her one of
the Top 100 Global Thinkers.
In May of 2014, Sánchez combined her passion for journalism and digital media to launch
14ymedio, Cuba first independent daily digital news outlet. It serves as a fresh voice in the
island, with exclusive national news, highlighting not only political and economic
developments but also social and cultural activities.
She has received much international recognition for her work, including the Ortega y
Gasset Prize, Spain’s highest award for digital journalism; the Maria Moors Cabot Prize
from Columbia University; the World Press Freedom Hero Award from the International
Press Institute; and the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands.
In political speech, Thomas Jefferson is the eternal flame. No other member of the founding generation has served the agendas of both Left and Right with greater vigor. When Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the iconic Jefferson Memorial on the founder’s two hundredth birthday, in 1943, he declared the triumph of liberal humanism. Harry Truman claimed Jefferson as his favorite president, too. And yet Ronald Reagan was as great a Jefferson admirer as any Democrat. He had a go-to file of Jefferson’s sayings and enshrined him as a small-government conservative.
So, who owns Jefferson--the Left or the Right? The unknowable yet irresistible third president has had a tortuous afterlife, and he remains a fixture in today’s culture wars. Pained by Jefferson’s slaveholding, Democrats still regard him highly. Until recently he was widely considered by many African Americans to be an early abolitionist. Libertarians adore him for his inflexible individualism, and although he formulated the doctrine of separation of church and state, Christian activists have found intense religiosity between the lines in his pronouncements.
The renowned Jefferson scholar Andrew Burstein lays out the case for both "Democrat" and "Republican" Jefferson as he interrogates history’s greatest shape-shifter, the founder who has inspired perhaps the strongest popular emotions. In this timely and powerful book, Burstein shares telling insights, as well as some inconvenient truths, about politicized Americans and their misappropriations of the past, including the concoction of a "Jeffersonian" stance on issues that Jefferson himself could never have imagined.
Here is one book that is more about "us" than it is about Jefferson. It explains how the founding generation’s most controversial partisan became essential to America’s quest for moral security—how he became, in short, democracy’s muse.
About the Author:
Andrew Burstein is the Charles P. Manship Professor of History at Louisiana State University. He is the author of Jefferson’s Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello and the coauthor, with Nancy Isenberg, of Madison and Jefferson.
“I wrote this book not to dismiss a rumor but to share something much more important: my journey to forgiveness.”
Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In Forgiveness, her memoir, Chiquis bravely reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father during her childhood and the difficulties she’s faced in her personal life as a result. Despite growing up marked by the wounds of abuse, she eventually conquered her fear of love andintimacy.
The story within these pages also recounts what caused the distance between her and her mother toward the end of Jenni’s life. In Forgiveness, Chiquis brings to light truths that she wishes she had been able to reveal to Jenni.
Two years after her mother’s death, Chiquis answers the most difficult questions: Was she able to make peace with Jenni? And in this story of triumph and tragedy, who is most in need of forgiveness?
About the Author:
Janney Marin Rivera, better known as 'Chiquis', is an artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a well-known figure in the Hispanic community. She captivated her audience while starring on the reality shows Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C and Chiquis I Love Jenni 'n Control. Thanks to her charismatic personality, she is followed by more than 3 million fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram combined. She recently launched her music career with the singles Paloma Blanca and I'm Not That Girl. She is currently at work on the second season of her television series, Chiquis Confidential. Chiquis and her siblings live in Encino, California.