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Master of None

Author: Douglas Goddard
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2009
Genre: Construction industry
ISBN: 9781848761797
Rating: 4.8/5 (617 downloads)

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Master of None is an autobiography of a retired Army officer from his humble childhood in London and Suffolk farms, through the ravages of World War 2, his subsequent civilian career in the Building Industry and latterly his extensive commitment to community service. The broad range of his experiences, talents and interests, together with his engaging and charmingly self-deprecating writing style, make for a very interesting read.

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Master of None

Author: Sonya Bateman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781439171424
Rating: 4.9/5 (714 downloads)

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ONE UNLUCKY THIEF. ONE UNLIKELY GENIE. ONE VERY ODD COUPLE. Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor—well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him. Unfortunately, this genie—who goes by the very non-magical name of “Ian”—is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is. At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own—with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it—Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price. . . .

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Master of None

Author: Kate Pearce
Publsiher: Kate Pearce
Total Pages: 278
Genre: Fiction
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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When mill heiress Miss Emily Marsham agrees to a marriage born out of tragedy and hardheaded necessity, her hopes for future marital bliss aren’t high. Adam Blackthorn, the ambitious manager of one of her father’s mills is not what she expected in a husband. Can she make the best of her situation and be a dutiful wife, or will Adam challenge her to become something else entirely?

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Jack of All Trades and Master of None

Author: Robert D. Mcclinchey
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2012-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1475940246
Rating: 4.0/5 (46 downloads)

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ROBERT D. McCLINCHEY looks back at a long and fruitful life in this memoir, beginning with his birth on the family farm in 1926. Growing up in East Wawanosh Township in Ontario, he found plenty of adventure often getting into mischief with his six siblings. The family worked together, struggled together and had fun together. From an early age, one of the keys to Robert's life was music, which the family enjoyed playing together. Whenever he played the fiddle, he was at peace with himself and others. It also led him to his late wife of 58 years, Frances. In 1950, the two were married. In this candid look back at his long life, Robert remembers his varied careers, including fisherman, pool hustler, machinist, mechanic, ice-road trucker, gasoline station attendant, road-builder, snowplow operator, bus driver, farmer and syrup maker. More importantly, he explores what it means to be a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather while being a Jack of All Trades and Master of None.

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Masters of None

Author: Lloyd Neil Goble
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2014-06-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1633553272
Rating: 4.3/5 (72 downloads)

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The advantages of specialization are so obvious that, today, we don't even know how to recognize a competent syncretist!

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Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome

Author: George J. Fowler
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2018-09-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1787569047
Rating: 4.9/5 (47 downloads)

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This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

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Horrible White People

Author: Taylor Nygaard
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2020-11-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1479805335
Rating: 4.5/5 (35 downloads)

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Examines the bleak television comedies that illustrate the obsession of the white left with its own anxiety and suffering At the same time that right-wing political figures like Donald Trump were elected and reactionary socio-economic policies like Brexit were voted into law, representations of bleakly comic white fragility spread across television screens. American and British programming that featured the abjection of young, middle-class, liberal white people—such as Broad City, Casual, You’re the Worst, Catastrophe, Fleabag, and Transparent—proliferated to wide popular acclaim in the 2010s. Taylor Nygaard and Jorie Lagerwey track how these shows of the white left, obsessed with its own anxiety and suffering, are complicit in the rise and maintenance of the far right—particularly in the mobilization, representation, and sustenance of structural white supremacy on television. Nygaard and Lagerwey examine a cycle of dark television comedies, the focus of which are “horrible white people,” by putting them in conversation with similar upmarket comedies from creators and casts of color like Insecure, Atlanta, Dear White People, and Master of None. Through their analysis, they demonstrate the ways these non-white-centric shows negotiate prestige TV’s dominant aesthetics of whiteness and push back against the centering of white suffering in a time of cultural crisis. Through the lens of media analysis and feminist cultural studies, Nygaard and Lagerwey’s book opens up new ways of looking at contemporary television consumption—and the political, cultural, and social repercussions of these “horrible white people” shows, both on- and off-screen.

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Media, Myth, and Millennials

Author: Loren Saxton Coleman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2019-09-13
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1498577369
Rating: 4.7/5 (69 downloads)

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This book debunks the post-racial myth among millennial media consumers and producers. Contributors examine the complex ways in which millennial media representations provide audiences with inauthentic understandings of race and how millennials are using social media to combat such misrepresentations.

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A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-10-23
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0191580015
Rating: 4.0/5 (15 downloads)

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2015
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0198734905
Rating: 4.4/5 (5 downloads)

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"First published as The concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs, edited by John Simpson, 1982"--Title page verso.

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Franchise Era

Author: Fleury James Fleury
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 1474419240
Rating: 4.9/5 (4 downloads)

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As Hollywood shifts towards the digital era, the role of the media franchise has become more prominent. This edited collection, from a range of international scholars, argues that the franchise is now an integral element of American media culture. As such, the collection explores the production, distribution and marketing of franchises as a historical form of media-making - analysing the complex industrial practice of managing franchises across interconnected online platforms. Examining how traditional media incumbents like studios and networks have responded to the rise of new entrants from the technology sector (such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google), the authors take a critical look at the way new and old industrial logics collide in an increasingly fragmented and consolidated mediascape.

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Introduction to Integrative Engineering

Author: Guigen Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-03-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1315388456
Rating: 4.8/5 (56 downloads)

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This textbook is designed for an introductory course at undergraduate and graduate levels for bioengineering students. It provides a systematic way of examining bioengineering problems in a multidisciplinary computational approach. The book introduces basic concepts of multidiscipline-based computational modeling methods, provides detailed step-by-step techniques to build a model with consideration of underlying multiphysics, and discusses many important aspects of a modeling approach including results interpretation, validation, and assessment.

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A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar

Author: Caty Borum Chattoo
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2020-03-24
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0520299760
Rating: 4.9/5 (6 downloads)

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Comedy is a powerful contemporary source of influence and information. In the still-evolving digital era, the opportunity to consume and share comedy has never been as available. And yet, despite its vast cultural imprint, comedy is a little-understood vehicle for serious public engagement in urgent social justice issues – even though humor offers frames of hope and optimism that can encourage participation in social problems. Moreover, in the midst of a merger of entertainment and news in the contemporary information ecology, and a decline in perceptions of trust in government and traditional media institutions, comedy may be a unique force for change in pressing social justice challenges. Comedians who say something serious about the world while they make us laugh are capable of mobilizing the masses, focusing a critical lens on injustices, and injecting hope and optimism into seemingly hopeless problems. By combining communication and social justice frameworks with contemporary comedy examples, authors Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman show us how comedy can help to serve as a vehicle of change. Through rich case studies, audience research, and interviews with comedians and social justice leaders and strategists, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice explains how comedy – both in the entertainment marketplace and as cultural strategy – can engage audiences with issues such as global poverty, climate change, immigration, and sexual assault, and how activists work with comedy to reach and empower publics in the networked, participatory digital media age.

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From the Heart

Author: Robert Payne
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2012-02-27
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781589809710
Rating: 4.9/5 (97 downloads)

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Inspirational stories from a beloved columnist. A collection of stories about ordinary people and their extraordinary experiences, these personal essays reflect on memories from childhood through adulthood, revealing the character traits and values that enable one to overcome hardship and joyfully move forward through life. From the narrator's experience of his wife's battle with cancer to reflections on faith and courage, the concrete examples and motivating anecdotes will encourage and inspire.

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At Home with the Armadillo

Author: Gary P. Nunn
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-01-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1626344884
Rating: 4.4/5 (84 downloads)

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“I want to go home with the Armadillo.” ​And you will, too, once you’ve picked up Gary P. Nunn’s new memoir of the life and times of this true Texas original. As one of the founding fathers of the progressive country music scene in Austin, Texas, Nunn helped change the face of popular music. His anthem “London Homesick Blues” was the theme song of the wildly popular Austin City Limits—the longest-running music series in American television history—for over two decades. His hit songs, such as “The Last Thing I Needed First Thing this Morning” and “What I Like about Texas,” have been recorded by artists from Jerry Jeff Walker and Michael Martin Murphey to Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson, and most recently, Chris Stapleton. At Home with the Armadillo is a unique and revealing debut work that showcases Nunn’s exceptional abilities as a storyteller. His obvious songwriting talents have translated naturally into honest, captivating prose as he recounts the story of his life from a humble childhood in rural Oklahoma to playing with members of the famous Crickets to his move to Texas and into the burgeoning Austin music scene of the early 1970s. The story of this extraordinarily talented musician will captivate a broad audience. It’s a book for lovers of country and rock-and-roll music, students of the history of those genres, people who grew up in Austin or Texas in the sixties and seventies, and those who wish they had! This is a heartfelt narrative that doesn’t hold back as Nunn reflects about the good times and the bad of a young musician on his way to a future that wasn’t always clear. As much as this is the story of Nunn’s life, At Home with the Armadillo is also an homage to Texas, to the rich and star-studded history of Austin music, and to all the musicians and other personalities Nunn met on their respective ways through the music world of the last five decades. Personal stories of musicians like Murphey, Walker, and Nelson are integrated with tales of the festivals, clubs, and venues from Los Angeles to Nashville where their careers and Nunn’s were made. Nunn shares wild adventures in Mexico, his personal encounter with the Viet Nam War, and the glory days of Austin when the “Live Music Capital of the World” was coming into its own. Whether you’re a country music fan of any age, a cosmic cowboy, an aging hippie, or anyone who wants to know how it all happened, this book will take you back to the days. To the days of the Armadillo World Headquarters—where, as Nunn states, “It’s been said that our music was the catalyst that brought the s***kickers and the hippies together at the Armadillo.” Nunn notes, “I have been blessed with good health, and I have driven over two million miles alone without an accident—knock on wood! ‘Success is survival,’ as Leonard Cohen told me many years ago.” To readers of At Home with the Armadillo: We’re lucky to be along for the ride!