The Private Oasis

Author: Philip Langdon
Editor: Grayson Pub
ISBN: 9780982439258
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Features color photographs of gardens designed by the architectural firm that focus on structures such as fences, gates, entries, steps, swimming pools, water features, and tennis courts.

The Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Author: Li Zhi-Sui
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9780307791399
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“The most revealing book ever published on Mao, perhaps on any dictator in history.”—Professor Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death twenty-two years later, Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician, which put him in daily—and increasingly intimate—contact with Mao and his inner circle. in The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary experience at the center of Mao's decadent imperial court. Dr. Li clarifies numerous long-standing puzzles, such as the true nature of Mao's feelings toward the United States and the Soviet Union. He describes Mao's deliberate rudeness toward Khrushchev and reveals the actual catalyst of Nixon's historic visit. Here are also surprising details of Mao's personal depravity (we see him dependent on barbiturates and refusing to wash, dress, or brush his teeth) and the sexual politics of his court. To millions of Chinese, Mao was more god than man, but for Dr. Li, he was all too human. Dr. Li's intimate account of this lecherous, paranoid tyrant, callously indifferent to the suffering of his people, will forever alter our view of Chairman Mao and of China under his rule. Praise for The Private Life of Chairman Mao “From now one no one will be able to pretend to understand Chairman Mao's place in history without reference to this revealing account.”—Professor Lucian Pye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Dr. Li does for Mao what the physician Lord Moran's memoir did for Winston Churchill—turns him into a human being. Here is Mao unveiled: eccentric, demanding, suspicious, unregretful, lascivious, and unfailingly fascinating. Our view of Mao will never be the same again.”—Ross Terrill, author of China in Our Time “An extraordinarily intimate portrait of Mao. [Dr. Li] portrays [Mao's imperial court] as a place of boundless decadence, licentiousness, selfishness, relentless toadying and cutthroat political intrigue.”—Richard Bernstein, The New York Times “One of the most provocative books on Mao to appear since the publication of Edgar Snow's Red Star Over China.”—Paul G. Pickowicz, The Wall Street Journal

Environmental Advertising In China And The Usa

Author: Xinghua Li
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317753356
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Since the late 1980s, green consumerism has been hailed in the West as an efficient solution to environmental problems. However, Chinese consumers have been slow to warm up to eco-friendly products. Consumers prefer SUVs to hybrid cars, health supplements and snake oil medicines to organic foods and eco-fashion is still secluded in high-end designer studios. These choices contradict the findings of many sustainable lifestyle surveys that claim to register a rising desire for green products among the Chinese. This book examines the psycho-cultural differences that disrupt the translation of "eco-friendly" appeals to China by analyzing environmental advertising. It explores the different notions of "green", the structures of desire that underlies the advertisements, and how they are shaped by ideological, cultural, and historical differences. Rather than arguing the superiority of the American or Chinese version of green consumerism, the book interrogates the role of advertising in the global spread of Western ideologies and explores the possibilities for consumers to resist transnational corporate hegemony in the green movement. This book fills an important gap in the critical scholarship on green marketing and should be of interest to students and scholars of environment studies, green advertising and marketing, environmental communication and media studies, China studies and environmental sociology, ethics and cultural studies.

Vacations Magazine

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Vacations is the magazine of new vacation ideas. Every year, Vacations’ editors evaluate thousands of vacation options and feature hundreds of the very best in the pages of the magazine. Vacations magazine covers cruises, tours, resorts and destinations worldwide. For the nearly one million avid travelers who regularly read Vacations, the magazine provides a taste of what to expect and whet the appetite for more.

Vacations Magazine

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Vacations is the magazine of new vacation ideas. Every year, Vacations’ editors evaluate thousands of vacation options and feature hundreds of the very best in the pages of the magazine. Vacations magazine covers cruises, tours, resorts and destinations worldwide. For the nearly one million avid travelers who regularly read Vacations, the magazine provides a taste of what to expect and whet the appetite for more.

Oasis 6 Medallion Of Blood

Author: Dennis G. Copeland
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469121085
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It had been over twenty years since Earth ended the bloody Separatist Wars and united the outer planets and far outposts. It was now a time of growing prosperity, expanding to the far reaches of the galaxy. Earth had built six giant stations at the outer edges of the solar system in every direction know as the Oasis jump points. Each will provide a peaceful haven in preparation for the long trips out into the galaxy, or back. After the theft of an ancient device from a remote research facility, a small group of secret and powerful individuals race to recover the device before it falls into hands beyond their control. Nothing or anyone will stop them from succeeding. Assigned to the Oasis 6 jump station, Captain Ryan Moss was tired and contemplating retiring. Circumstances were about to postpone that idea after receiving a cryptic message and the Medallion. Ryan now finds he holds the key to unimaginable power in his hands with unseen forces willing to risk everything to get it back. Pressed by company director Frank Brackett for one last trip, one that would be highly profitable to both of them, someone from the shadows has other ideas about how Ryan should retire one more permanent. As his mission begins, Ryan suddenly finds he is helpless to escape the path of murder and intrigue before him. His only chance, find out who is trying to destroy him before they succeed, and why?

Lost Found Love Unexpected

Author: Arneda Everett
Editor: Siren-BookStrand
ISBN: 1627401687
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Paradise Lost At Sea

Author: Ross A. Klein
Editor: Brunswick Books
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Revealing the hidden realities of cruise vacations, this survey rings the alarm on cruise ship safety and outlines the risk to passengers of sexual assault, onboard crime and injury, and death from accidents at sea. Covering the industry's dubious environmental performance and its impact on the efforts of governments to protect their marine habitats, this shocking investigation also exposes the truth about health risks and medical care onboard these floating cities, opening the door on the dark side of life below the passenger decks. Exploring the myths that cruise vacations are all-inclusive and that cruise tourism contributes billions of dollars to local economies, this account concludes by summarizing issues and challenges that must be faced by cruise passengers, port communities, and ship employees.

The Mover

Author: John Gardner Wilder
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483615839
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The Mover is fictional of history of Charles Wilkins, a young carpenter from the English Midlands, emigrating to the American Midwest in 1838. Securing passage on the merchant ship, Adam Fletcher, he is asked by the ships captain to take over the medical duties of the injured ship carpenter. Setting a broken leg of an injured sailor, Charles impresses fellow traveler Kate Hale, the captains niece, who is returning from a year with cousins were she has learned the etiquette and habits of an English lady. Their friendship becomes a voyage-long love affair. Fellow traveler, reverend Fishbourne, explores with Charles troubles facing lower English classes, especially alcoholism, while observing Fishbourne has a drinking a problem. The last of four passengers, Blanchard, a Wedgwood pottery salesman turns out to be someone other than what he represents, and a key figure in a crime affecting Kate, Charles and the ships captain. Atlantic winter storms, a knock down blow, dangerous ice, superstitious sailors, cold food and seasickness were encountered on the days at sea. Friendship of the first mate, Corey Bigelow allows Charles time at the helm. High above the deck in the crows nest, he learns ocean travel through the eyes of a sailor, not just a paying passenger. Crossing the Allegheny Mountains in late winter, highway robbers, a wrecked stage, a frightening river crossing, and the voluptuous daughter of a U. S. senator were part of his travels to the American interior. The vision of this novel came from an 1831 family diary. My interest in history developed early, before I received a B.A. in history at the University of Virginia. As a youth, cash earned from a paper route, funded the purchase of my first sail boat at age 15. In my summer college years, I was dock and harbor master, and sailing instructor at a Long Island yacht club near New London, Connecticut. Later I owned a 32 sail boat, enjoying sailing beyond the sight of land. Recent trips to the English Cotswolds, Midlands and the coast of Ireland took me to areas covered in this book. I have traveled over the routes and visited the communities Charles saw in his travels from New York to the Midwest.

Liebe Nach Dem Krieg

Author: Frank Michael Schicketanz
Editor: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 9783826010187
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