John Wayne: American by Randy Roberts, James S. Olson
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4 MB
Overview: No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen – and off – Wayne was larger than life. For twenty-five years he dominated at the box office. His popularity both at home and abroad remains higher than any other celebrity of his time.
So why have critics and film historians refused to grant him the central importance he deserves? Why has there never before been a serious biography? The answers to these questions reveal much about both Wayne and America. He was highly regarded in the ’40s and ’50s. As the Cold War progressed, however, critics gradually turned away from him. By the ’60s and ’70s, Wayne’s politics guaranteed that movies like The Green Berets would be panned, despite consistent popular success.
Now, after the death of both Wayne and communism, it is high time for Randy Roberts and James Olson’s reappraisal. Based on over five years of interview and archival research, John Wayne: American explains the appeal of Wayne’s abiding Americanness. Indeed, we cannot understand America itself without understanding John Wayne. Born in a dyed-in-the-wool Republican town in Iowa, a football star and student leader, and a scholarship boy at USC, Wayne went to Hollywood because it was the truest meritocracy in America, the one place where his lack of wealth and connections could not hurt him. After spending the first decade of his career on Poverty Row, he emerged as a star in Stagecoach. But it was during World War II that Wayne – and America – emerged as superpowers. Wayne came to politics reluctantly, joining the mainstream of America in its confrontation with communism – and maintaining his opposition ever since. At heart, however, Wayne was a nonideological conservative. He loved his freedom, his friends, his women, and his booze. He believed in simple justice, and common decency, and he will always be beloved as a result.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs
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Making Money with Music: Generate Over 100 Revenue Streams, Grow Your Fan Base, and Thrive in Today’s Music Environment by Randy Chertkow, Jason Feehan
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 648 MB
Overview: “[Chertkow and Feehan] are the ideal mentors for aspiring indie musicians who want to navigate an ever-changing music industry.” -Billboard Magazine
You can make a living with music today. The secret is to tap multiple income streams.
Making Money With Music gives you over 100 revenue streams and the knowledge on how to tap them. Whether you’re a solo artist, band, DJ, EDM producer, or other musician, this book gives you strategies to generate revenue, grow your fan base, and thrive in today’s technology-driven music environment. Plus, it lists hundreds of services, tools, and critical resources you need to run your business and maximize income.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Product Design for the Web: Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products by Randy J. Hunt
Requirements: .MOBI reader, 1 Mb
Overview: Web designers are no longer just web designers. To create a successful web product that’s as large as Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest-or even as small as a tiny app-you need to know more than just HTML and CSS. You need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again.
In other words, you have to stop thinking like a web designer or a visual designer or a UX designer or an interaction designer and start thinking like a product designer.
In this breakthrough introduction to modern product design, Etsy Creative Director Randy Hunt explains the skills, processes, types of tools, and recommended workflows for creating world-class web products. After reading this book, you’ll have a complete understanding of what product design really is and you’ll be equipped with the best practices necessary for building your own successful online products.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
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The Structure Of Liberty: Justice And The Rule Of Law by Randy E. Barnett
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: What is liberty, as opposed to license, and why is it so important? When people pursue happiness, peace and prosperity whilst living in society, they confront pervasive problems of knowledge, interest, and power. These problems are dealt with by ensuring the liberty of the people to pursue their own ends, but addressing these problems also requires that liberty be structured by certain rights and procedures associated with the classical liberal conception of justice and the rule of law.
Drawing upon insights from philosophy, economics, political theory, and law, Randy Barnett examines the serious social problems that are addressed by liberty–and the background or "natural" rights and "rule of law" procedures that distinguish liberty from license. He then outlines the constitutional framework that is needed to protect this structure of liberty. Athough this controversial new work is intended to challenge specialists, its clear and accessible prose ensure that it will be of immense value to both scholars and students working in a range of academic disciplines.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy , Politics, Law
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The Sriracha Cookbook: 50 "Rooster Sauce" Recipes that Pack a Punch by Randy Clemens
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 14.7 MB
Overview: You’ve drizzled the addictively spicy chili sauce over your breakfast eggs, noodles, and French fries, but now it’s time to take your Sriracha obsession to bold, new heights. Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as: Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.
Named Bon Appétit’s Ingredient of the Year for 2010, the piquant pureé of chili peppers is one of the few kitchen standbys adored by adventurous cooks of all stripes-from star chefs to college freshmen-who appreciate its vibrant, versatile balance of ketchup-like sweetness, garlicky pungency, and just the right amount of spice. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a recent convert to the revered “rooster sauce,” you’ll love adding heat, depth, and an intriguing Southeast Asian twist to your dishes beyond just a tableside squeeze.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
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