No Stopping Us Now

No Stopping Us Now


  • Release: 2019-10-15
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9780316286497
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The beloved New York Times columnist "inspires women to embrace aging and look at it with a new sense of hope" in this lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America (Parade Magazine). "You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad -- for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it -- and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not. In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

No Stopping Us Now

No Stopping Us Now


  • Release: 2019-10-15
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 432 page
  • ISBN: 9780316286497
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The beloved New York Times columnist "inspires women to embrace aging and look at it with a new sense of hope" in this lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America (Parade Magazine). "You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad -- for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it -- and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not. In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

No Stopping Us Now

No Stopping Us Now


  • Release: 2019
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 422 page
  • ISBN: 0316414727
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A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by a New York Times columnist who illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries.

No Stopping Us Now

No Stopping Us Now


  • Release: 2019-10-15
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 0316426083
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A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist. "You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it--and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not. In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

A House on Fire

A House on Fire


  • Release: 2004-11-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9780190287658
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"If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "The Soul Train Theme," "Then Came You," "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"--the distinctive music that became known as Philly Soul dominated the pop music charts in the 1970s. In A House on Fire, John A. Jackson takes us inside the musical empire created by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell, the three men who put Philadelphia Soul on the map. Here is the eye-opening story of three of the most influential and successful music producers of the seventies. Jackson shows how Gamble, Huff, and Bell developed a black recording empire second only to Berry Gordy's Motown, pumping out a string of chart-toppers from Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Stylistics, and many others. The author underscores the endemic racism of the music business at that time, revealing how the three men were blocked from the major record companies and outlets in Philadelphia because they were black, forcing them to create their own label, sign their own artists, and create their own sound. The sound they created--a sophisticated and glossy form of rhythm and blues, characterized by crisp, melodious harmonies backed by lush, string-laden orchestration and a hard-driving rhythm section--was a glorious success, producing at least twenty-eight gold or platinum albums and thirty-one gold or platinum singles. But after their meteoric rise and years of unstoppable success, their production company finally failed, brought down by payola, competition, a tough economy, and changing popular tastes. Funky, groovy, soulful--Philly Soul was the classic seventies sound. A House on Fire tells the inside story of this remarkable musical phenomenon.

When Everything Changed

When Everything Changed


  • Release: 2009-10-14
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 480 page
  • ISBN: 0316071668
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Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" (People). When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign. This was a time of cataclysmic change, when, after four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research--covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work--When Everything Changed is the definitive book on five crucial decades of progress. The enormous strides made since 1960 include the advent of the birth control pill, the end of "Help Wanted--Male" and "Help Wanted--Female" ads, and the lifting of quotas for women in admission to medical and law schools. Gail Collins describes what has happened in every realm of women's lives, partly through the testimonies of both those who made history and those who simply made their way. Picking up where her highly lauded book America's Women left off, When Everything Changed is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which this beloved New York Times columnist is known. Older readers, men and women alike, will be startled as they are reminded of what their lives once were--"Father Knows Best" and "My Little Margie" on TV; daily weigh-ins for stewardesses; few female professors; no women in the Boston marathon, in combat zones, or in the police department. Younger readers will see their history in a rich new way. It has been an era packed with drama and dreams--some dashed and others realized beyond anyone's imagining.

No Stopping You

No Stopping You


  • Release: 2019-06-04
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781538701614
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Why do some people succeed tremendously, feel very good about themselves, and simply can't wait for the next day? While others have all the desire, smarts, talent and motivation to greatly succeed, but something's missing... To respected corporate leadership guru Dr. Roger Flax, the answer is simple: winning the game of life begins and ends with relationships. NO STOPPING YOU! HOW TO WIN THE GAME OF LIFE gives you the playbook, along with actionable tools to determine what makes people tick and how to win them over; how to establish instant rapport, trust and credibility; and how to leverage those qualities into outstanding business and personal success, with strong and long-term "win-win" relationships. Reading NO STOPPING YOU! is like a one-on-one private session with the highly sought-after expert Dr. Flax, who covers how to: -Effectively communicate with impact, power, clarity.-Drive towards desired, mutually-beneficial outcomes and results.-Persuade, influence, inspire, motivate, and develop all types of people.-Read people quickly, and adapt your communication style effectively and appropriately,-And make things happen. Flax has lived this dream, winning the game many times over, and has shared his insights and strategies with thousands of people for five decades - in seminars, workshops, international presentations, motivational speeches, and through major media. Now it's time for you to learn to apply these powerful, innovative insights and tools, firsthand. This book gives you actionable tools and techniques that you can apply immediately. It's a hands-on, all-in-one playbook and toolbox that gives you strategies and game plans to accomplish your goals. When you do, there's no stopping you! And you're well on the way to winning the challenging, and very exciting, game of life!

The Story of Breakin

The Story of Breakin


  • Release: 2018-12-13
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 526 page
  • ISBN: 1791641253
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This "2nd Edition" release is a BLACK & WHITE version and clocks in at a whopping 525 pages. This extravagant hip-hop odyssey is jam-packed with Breakin' goodness and also comes with a fantastic Foreward by Breakin' 2 Director, Sam Firstenberg.The Story Of Breakin' From The Streets To Electric Boogaloo uncovers the complete backstory on the making of the Breakin' films. It explores the casting process, reveals intriguing behind the scenes stories, unearths missing songs from the soundtracks, takes a close look at what the critics & fans had to say and digs deep to find out what happened to the stars beyond Breakin'. On top of all this, the book addresses hip-hop's origins, pays tribute to the individuals who influenced the culture and documents the evolution of Cannon Films. The Story of Breakin' also shines the spotlight on the ultimate dance-off; when Breakin' & Beat Street went head to head to become the first mainstream breakdancing movie. It's all here; hip-hop history, breakdance documentaries, landmark dance flicks, influential music videos, movie analysis, celebrity quotes, rare trivia, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, personal recollections, the magic behind Turbo's broom dance and of course, how Breakin' 2's cheeky subtitle, "Electric Boogaloo" has now become an affectionate label for sequels. Yes, authors Tony & Doug Pichaloff have done their absolute best to make this read, the ultimate head-spin from the totally awesome 80's.

The Asian Mystique

The Asian Mystique


  • Release: 2009-04-29
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 464 page
  • ISBN: 9780786736324
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Few Westerners escape the images, expectations and misperceptions that lead us to see Asia as exotic, sensual, decadent, dangerous, and mysterious. Despite — and because of — centuries of East-West interaction, the stereotypes of Western literature, stage, and screen remain pervasive icons: the tea-pouring, submissive, sexually available geisha girl; the steely cold dragon lady dominatrix; as well as the portrayal of the Asian male as effeminate and asexual. These "Oriental" illusions color our relations and relationships in ways even well-respected professional "Asia hands" and scholars don't necessarily see. The Asian Mystique lays out a provocative challenge to see Asia and Asians as they really are, with unclouded, deeroticized eyes. It traces the origins of Western stereotypes in history and in Hollywood, examines the phenomenon of ‘yellow fever,' then goes on a reality tour of Asia's go-go bars, middle-class homes, college campuses, business districts, and corridors of power, providing intimate profiles of women's lives and vivid portraits of the human side of an Asia we usually mythologize too well to really understand. It strips away our misconceptions and stereotypes, revealing instead the fully dimensional human beings beyond our usual perceptions. The Asian Mystique is required reading for anyone with interest in or interaction with Asia or Asian-origin people, as well as any serious student or practicioner of East-West relations.

The Persistence of the Color Line

The Persistence of the Color Line


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 322 page
  • ISBN: 9780307455550
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A Harvard Law professor and best-selling author presents essays on the complex relationship between the 44th President and his African-American constituency, addressing such topics as Obama's responsibilities to citizens of different races and the nature of racial opposition to him. Reprint.