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Three-Martini Lunch
Author: Suzanne Rindell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101624604
Pages: 480
Year: 2016-04-05
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From the author of the “thrilling” (The Christian Science Monitor) novel The Other Typist comes an evocative, multilayered story of ambition, success, and secrecy in 1950s New York. In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas—the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he’s the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father’s past, finding love in the process. Though different from one another, all three share a common goal: to succeed in the competitive and uncompromising world of book publishing. As they reach for what they want, they come to understand what they must sacrifice, conceal, and betray to achieve their goals, learning they must live with the consequences of their choices. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a page-turning morality tale and a captivating look at a stylish, demanding era—and a world steeped in tradition that’s poised for great upheaval. From the Hardcover edition.
Three-Martini Lunch
Author: Suzanne Rindell
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
ISBN: 0749020776
Pages: 300
Year: 2016-05-19
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‘Back in those days My Old Man was king of what they called the three-martini lunch. This meant that in dimly lit steakhouses all over Manhattan my father made bold, impetuous deals over gin and oysters. That was how it was done.’ Cliff Nelson, the privileged son of a New York publishing house editor, is slumming it around Greenwich village in 1958, enjoying the booze, drugs and the idea that he's the next Kerouac. Fresh-faced Eden Katz arrives in New York with the ultimate ambition to become an editor, but she’s shocked at the stumbling blocks she encounters. Miles Tillman, a black publishing house messenger boy, is an aspiring writer who feels he straddles various worlds and belongs to none. Their choices, concealments and betrayals ripple outwards leaving none of them unchanged.
Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch
Author: Jennifer C. Dunn, Danielle M. Stern, Jimmie Manning
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443884227
Pages: 415
Year: 2015-10-05
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This second edition of Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking About Television’s Mad Men explores the attributes of the AMC series that allow it to be such a popular and vital contribution to contemporary cultural discourse. Set in the 1960s in New York, the Emmy and Peabody-winning series follows the competitive, seductive, and oftentimes ruthless lives of the men and women of Madison Avenue’s advertising agencies. Many alluring and captivating qualities constitute the Mad Men experience: the way it evokes nostalgia, even from those who did not live in the era being portrayed; its interrogations of identities, and how these explorations of the past illuminate viewers’ concepts of the present; the compelling (and often heartbreaking) relationships between characters trying to make their way in an ever-changing and increasingly complex world; and the titillation of the characters’ discovery of the power of mass-mediated communication and its abilities to allow learning, information sharing, manipulation, and connection, not to mention how their journeys reflect our own in contemporary society. The essays collected in this volume speak to both fans of the show who may not typically embrace theory and criticism, as well as those who do. Additionally, this version was designed with educators in mind. It still includes engaging essays that critically analyze the show from a multitude of perspectives, but now they are organized in way to facilitate easy use in the classroom. This structure allows educators to simply construct and conduct a course using this book as a primary textbook and organize the course according to the way it is laid out. Each chapter provides any type of reader with the opportunity to think about and enjoy the show even after it is no longer on the air.
Three-Martini Lunch
Author: Suzanne Rindell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399574778
Pages: 512
Year: 2017-08-08
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"In 1958, Greenwich Village buzzes with beatniks, jazz clubs, and new ideas--the ideal spot for three ambitious young people to meet. Cliff Nelson, the son of a successful book editor, is convinced he's the next Kerouac, if only his father would notice. Eden Katz dreams of being an editor but is shocked when she encounters roadblocks to that ambition. And Miles Tillman, a talented black writer from Harlem, seeks to learn the truth about his father's past, finding love in the process. Though different from one another, all three share a common goal: to succeed in the competitive and uncompromising world of book publishing. As they reach for what they want, they come to understand what they must sacrifice, conceal, and betray to achieve their goals, learning they must live with the consequences of their choices. In Three-Martini Lunch, Suzanne Rindell has written both a page-turning morality tale and a captivating look at a demanding era. -- Back cover.
The Other Typist
Author: Suzanne Rindell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101621087
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-05-07
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A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR! Keira Knightly is to produce and star in the movie adaption of The Other Typist! A haunting debut novel set against the background of New York City in the 1920s… “From the first page [I] was absorbed…Suzanne Rindell’s story of a 1920s police stenographer who becomes increasingly obsessed with a glamorous new typist reminds me at points of Notes on a Scandal and Patricia Highsmith, but has creepy charms all its own.”—The Paris Review Confessions are Rose Baker’s job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool. As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
Martini, Straight Up
Author: Lowell Edmunds
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801873118
Pages: 192
Year: 2003-03-07
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From its contested origins in nineteenth-century California; through its popularity among the smart set of the 1930s, world leaders of the 1940s, and the men in the gray flannel suits of the 1950s; to its resurgence among today's retro-hipsters: Lowell Edmunds traces the history and cultural significance of the cocktail H. L. Mencken called "the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet."
Eagle & Crane
Author: Suzanne Rindell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184317
Pages: 448
Year: 2018-07-03
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Two young daredevil flyers confront ugly truths and family secrets during the U.S. internment of Japanese citizens during World War II, from the author of The Other Typist and Three-Martini Lunch. Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada—Eagle and Crane—are the star attractions of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus, a daredevil (and not exactly legal) flying act that traverses Depression-era California. The young men have a complicated relationship, thanks to the Thorn family's belief that the Yamadas—Japanese immigrants—stole land that should have stayed in the Thorn family. When Louis and Harry become aerial stuntmen, performing death-defying tricks high above audiences, they're both drawn to Shaw's smart and appealing stepdaughter, Ava Brooks. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and one of Shaw's planes mysteriously crashes and two charred bodies are discovered in it, authorities conclude that the victims were Harry and his father, Kenichi, who had escaped from a Japanese internment camp they had been sent to by the federal government. To the local sheriff, the situation is open and shut. But to the lone FBI agent assigned to the case, the details don't add up. Thus begins an investigation into what really happened to cause the plane crash, who was in the plane when it fell from the sky, and why no one involved seems willing to tell the truth. By turns an absorbing mystery and a fascinating exploration of race, family and loyalty, Eagle and Crane is that rare novel that tells a gripping story as it explores a terrible era of American history.
The Death of the Income Tax
Author: Daniel S. Goldberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199948801
Pages: 318
Year: 2013-05-30
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The Death of the Income Tax explains how the current income tax is needlessly complex. Daniel Goldberg proposes that the solution to the problems of the current income tax is completely replacing it with a progressive consumption tax collected electronically at the point of sale.
The Big Data-Driven Business
Author: Russell Glass, Sean Callahan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118889800
Pages: 224
Year: 2014-11-24
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Every corporation in the world is using big data to some degree. The winners in today's data-driven environment create cultures that embrace big data in order to outshine the competition. The Big Data-Driven Business shows what it takes to create a thriving business culture that has intense focus on the customer by analyzing data, by being open to the truths it reveals, and by having the guts to act on those conclusions in order to prevail in the marketplace. The benefits of big data are available to any company, any size, in any industry. In this vital resource, Russell Glass and Sean Callahan offer real-world examples that act as an invaluable guide to establish a system that gathers and analyzes the data being generated by customers for delivering insights and revealing opportunities that can't be realized any other way. Once an effective big data system is established, competitive advantage and outsized shareholder value are bound to follow. The marketplace has entered an era where the customer holds all the cards. With unprecedented choice in both the consumer world and the B2B world, it's imperative that businesses gain a greater understanding of their customers and prospects. Filled with compelling real-world examples, The Big Data-Driven Business clearly demonstrates how leading marketers embrace software platforms that include marketing automation software, customer relationship management systems, data management platforms, and analytics tools to help make sense of customer behavior. The most effective strategy ties together the elements of this software, which is known as the marketing stack. With this insight about the target market, not only can the marketing team serve relevant messages to the right people at the right time, it can also anticipate their needs and perhaps even create the products their customer base didn't even know it wanted. Better information allows for better decisions, better targeting, and better reach. Big data has become an indispensable tool for the most effective marketers in the business, and it's becoming a necessity for businesses that want to thrive. Remaining relevant as the marketplace evolves requires a full understanding and application of big data, and The Big Data-Driven Business provides the practical guidance businesses need.
A Three Martini Lunch
Author: Clem Martini
Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press
ISBN: 0889952256
Pages: 142
Year: 2000
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Nominee, Governor General's Literary Award for Drama, 2001 Well-known playwright Clem Martini whets the appetite for three one-act plays. In "Conversations with My Neighbor's Pit Bull," Robert Teller tries to get along with his neighbor via his pit bull. In "House of Glass" 12-year-old Ellen must make amends with her neighbor for stealing condoms from her store. In "Up on the Roof" three characters are stranded on a rooftop and must comes to terms with their disintegrating lives and an uncertain future. A Three Martini Lunch takes you on a culinary tour of urban angst. Reviews "In these three interrelated plays, Clem Martini's characters struggle with public and private dilemmas on lawns, bakyards and rooftops. Hilarious and poignant, the writing crackles with irony and wisdom" -- Governor General's Award Committee
The Three-Martini Playdate
Author: Christie Mellor
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452116547
Pages: 144
Year: 2012-05-11
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Parents were here first! How did the kids suddenly take control? Sure the world has changed from the days when children were supposed to be seen and not heardbut things have gotten a little out of hand. What about some quality time for the grownups? Author Christie Mellor's hilarious, personal, refreshing, and actually quite useful advice delightfully rights the balance between parent and child. In dozens of short, wickedly funny chapters, she skewers today's parental absurdities and reminds us how to make child-rearing a kick. With recipes, helpful hints, and illustrations, this high-spirited book is the only book parents will really needand enjoy.
The Mob
Author: Clem Martini
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1553376641
Pages: 239
Year: 2004
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Follows a crow family, the Kinaars, who, while attending the annual Gathering, find their lives plunged into danger and chaos when violence ensues, leading to a tribunal judgement that divides them.
The Animal Review
Author: Jacob Lentz, Steve Nash
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408804824
Pages: 133
Year: 2010
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A hilarious illustrated book of reviews of the world's animals, built on the popular blog of the same name.
The Sound of One Horse Dancing
Author: Tom Baker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462050646
Pages: 208
Year: 2011-10-14
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Twenty-seven-year-old Tim Halladay is a rising star in the three-martini lunch world of Madison Avenue in the early 1970s. In only five years, Tim has become a vice-president at the first ad agency he interviewed with, in charge of some of the most prestigious accounts listed in Advertising Age. But a week before Thanksgiving, his life takes a serious hit. After a hard-drinking, sex-filled night, Tim, the “golden boy,” arrives late to work. He suddenly finds himself fired without explanation. With three hundred dollars in his savings account, Tim wonders how he’ll even pay the rent. As Tim comes to terms with his unemployment, he reminisces about his life and the circumstances that have brought him to this crucial crossroads. Everything in his life—his emotionally unstable upbringing, his service in the army during the troubled years of the Vietnam War, his affair with a high school girlfriend, his experiences at William and Mary during the JFK and LBJ years, his relocation to Manhattan in the 1970s, his first job in the world of advertising, and his adventures as a closeted gay man in the Stonewall Era Greenwich Village—contributed to both the downfall and redemption of Tim Halladay.
The Dollhouse
Author: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101985003
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-08-23
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“Rich both in twists and period detail, this tale of big-city ambition is impossible to put down.”—People Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950s a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side by side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past. When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.

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