American Dreamer


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A TODAY SHOW BEST NEW BOOK TO READ THIS SUMMER No one ever said big dreams come easy For Nesto Vasquez, moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of Upstate New York is a huge gamble. If it works? He’ll be a big fish in a little pond. If it doesn’t? He’ll have to give up the hustle and return to the day job he hates. He’s got six months to make it happen—the last thing he needs is a distraction. Jude Fuller is proud of the life he’s built on the banks of Cayuga Lake. He has a job he loves and good friends. It’s safe. It’s quiet. And it’s damn lonely. Until he tries Ithaca’s most-talked-about new lunch spot and works up the courage to flirt with the handsome owner. Soon he can’t get enough—of Nesto’s food or of Nesto. For the first time in his life, Jude can finally taste the kind of happiness that’s always been just out of reach. An opportunity too good to pass up could mean a way to stay together and an incredible future for them both...if Nesto can remember happiness isn’t always measured by business success. And if Jude can overcome his past and trust his man will never let him down. One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 94,000 words

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Author by Adriana Herrera
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ISBN Number 9781488051234

American Dreamer


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The life of former Iowa senator, economist, geneticist, and agricultural icon Henry Wallace is laid bare in this biography of a towering figure of FDR's wartime presidency. Reprint.

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Author by John C. Culver
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0393322289

American Dreamer


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In this tale of grit and glamour, setbacks and comebacks, business and pop culture icon Tommy Hilfiger shares his extraordinary life story for the first time. Few designers have stayed on top of changing trends the way Tommy Hilfiger has. Fewer still have left such an indelible mark on global culture. Since designing his first collection of “classics with a twist” three decades ago, Tommy Hilfiger has been synonymous with all-American style—but his destiny wasn’t always so clear. Growing up one of nine children in a working-class family in Elmira, New York, Tommy suffered from dyslexia, flunked sophomore year of high school, and found himself constantly at odds with his father. Nevertheless, this self-described dreamer had a vision and the relentless will to make it a reality. At eighteen he opened his own clothing store, parlaying his uncanny instinct for style into a budding career as a fashion designer. Through decades of triumph and turmoil, Tommy remained doggedly optimistic. To this day, his approach to commerce is rooted in his positive view of the world. American Dreamer brims with anecdotes that cover Tommy’s years as a club kid and scrappy entrepreneur in 1970s New York as well as unique insights into the exclusive A-list personalities with whom he’s collaborated and interacted, from Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. But this is more than just a fashion icon’s memoir—it’s a road map for building a brand, both professionally and personally. Tommy takes us behind the scenes of every decision—and every mistake—he’s ever made, offering advice on leadership, business, team-building, and creativity. This is the story of a true American original, told for the first time in his own words, with honesty, humor, and the insatiable appetite for life and style that proves that sometimes you have to dream big to make it big. Praise for American Dreamer “A unique look into the fashion world . . . an honest, straightforward, mostly entertaining autobiography of the man who created a classic yet hip line of clothing.”—Kirkus Reviews “Fashionistas and business gurus alike will glean important lessons from Hilfiger’s rags-to-riches rag-trade story.”—Booklist “Tommy burst onto the fashion scene at the height of hip-hop and was instantly taken up by rappers and rockers alike. Since then, year after year he has been ahead of the curve with his elegant and stylish looks. His creative energy has always been an inspiration to me. He’s really himself in American Dreamer.”—Mick Jagger "In American Dreamer Tommy shows how he has taken the (rock) stars and the (preppy) stripes and come up with a look—and a label—that are recognized globally as being quintessentially American, as well as a brand that constantly keeps time with pop music.”—Anna Wintour “Tommy is an inspiration to many people. American Dreamer shows how he has managed to be successful in business and done so with integrity.”—David Beckham “Tommy is one of the most genuine people I know! In American Dreamer you can feel his passion pour through everything he does: fashion, fatherhood, family, and friendship!”—Alicia Keys “Tommy Hilfiger is an American icon who was able to transcend fashion and blend it with pop culture and take it to a worldwide audience. American Dreamer documents how, unlike any other designer, Tommy was able to tap into music, its subculture, and its influence on society.”—Tommy Mottola From the Hardcover edition.

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Author by Tommy Hilfiger
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781101886229

American Dreamer


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Curtis is a unique artist, an American original whose life and work have spanned and absorbed the art history of the entire twentieth century.

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Author by Philip C. Curtis
Genre eBook Art
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ISBN Number 155595166X

American Dreamer


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Synergetics can be defined as the exploratory strategy of starting with the whole. It was in the 1940s that Buckminster Fuller developed a series of spherical models which embodied the synergetic theory within geometry. This study of Fuller's sacredgeometry describes with vigour and in detail how his spherical figures relate both to Nature and to the tenets of synergetics. The author assesses the legacy of Fuller, a scientist-artist-engineer extraordinaire whose visions were inspired by the American Dream, and portrays with enthusiasm and sympathy the creative and individual science of a man whose character was as multifaceted as the domes he created. Discover the theory behind the idea that the straight lines and boxes of science and maths are inadequate for representing Nature's spherical and cyclical patterns of growth. The ways in which Fulleris synergetics can be seen in the ancient iconographies of the past are also revealed with fresh insight. In addition, Eastham looks to thefuture artistic applications of Fuller's wholes, with the aim of inspiring the reader to think outside of the box themselves. 'We sought for years to bring out a brief alternative geometry textbook. [...] It's not easy to produce a round thing ina square world...' Extract from the Introduction.

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Author by Scott Eastham
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9780718844684

An American Dreamer


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Interprets Mailer's fiction in much the same way as Freud analyzed the meaning of dreams in The Interpretation of Dreams. Applies the theories of human development and personality elaborated by such post-Freudians as Otto Fenichel, Melanie Klein and Erik Erikson and considers Mailer's own use in his fiction of the hypotheses of Freud and of Wilhelm Reich.

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Author by Andrew Gordon
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 0838621589

One American Dreamer


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One American Dreamer, a Biographical Novel based on the life and times of Iowa man Donald R. Tietz, effectively entwines the major portion of the twentieth century with the thoughts and feelings of a young country boy who grows into a very successful entrepreneur. Young Donny's mother struggles to give birth as we join the story, a heart grabbing read right from the beginning. We're given glimpses into the honorable thoughts and stalwart soul of Rudy Tietz, Donald's father, and sideways glances at the disturbed balance of his wife Clara, daughter of the enormous and rowdy Leininger clan. Some genetic magic between Rudy and Clara Tietz distilled into a young boy driven by a brilliant mind, one who could envision things that had never been done before, and tell himself he could do them. A little man, always striving to please the father that he loved to the depths of his being. A simple farmer's existence was not enough for young Donny; he dreamed of flying his own airplane very early in life, and accomplished that dream by the age of sixteen. At twenty, too young to carry a gun to defend his own life, Don became a Police Officer, first in Algona Iowa, and then in Tampa Florida. Courage, strength, accomplishment, daring, and success are all a huge part of the life of Donald R. Tietz, One American Dreamer. Accompanied by heartache and loss, enough to balance the scale of wealth and privilege. A man who seems to have won this human race, but a man who hurts inside his shy smile. A man to reflect his century as only a Dreamer can. Excitement and close calls, drama in real life, love and loss, they're all within the pages of One American Dreamer. Your whole family will enjoy the heart warming story of Donald R. Tietz.

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Author by Alice C. Bateman
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ISBN Number 1420874713

The Education Of An American Dreamer


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With insight and refreshing candor, Peter G. Peterson describes his remarkable life story beginning in Kearney, Nebraska as an eight-year-old manning the cash register at his father's Greek diner through his "Mad Men" advertising days, to Secretary of Commerce in Nixon's paranoid White House, to the tumultuous days of Lehman Brothers, and to the creation of The Blackstone Group, one of the great financial enterprises in recent times. In THE EDUCATION OF AN AMERICAN DREAMER, Peterson chronicles the progress of this journey with irony, humor and, sometimes, painful honesty. Within these pages are stories of marriage and family hardship; lessons in political gamesmanship; thoughts on his obsessive desire to succeed; and, finally, learning the meaning of "enough." From his advertising days in Chicago in the 1950's to becoming the youngest CEO of a Fortune 300 Company, he shares with us his rise to the top and the price paid along the way. As the youngest Cabinet member in the Nixon administration, he describes his survival techniques in a hubris-driven and paranoid White House, including his turbulent turf wars with Treasury Secretary John Connally leading to Peterson's abrupt and highly publicized firing. His stewardship of Lehman Brothers is a Shakespearian tale of a CEO who struggled to deal with partners who were plotting his demise and, at the same time, turning an institution on the brink of bankruptcy to one with 5 straight years of record profits. His life's story is about doing well by doing good. In the wake of Blackstone's highly successful public offering, Peterson found himself an 80-year old instant billionaire, on the verge of retirement. And like many lifetime workers and over-achievers, he suddenly confronts an unexpected, depressing identity crisis. His solution? Committing a great bulk of his net proceeds to establish the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, his philanthropic endeavor to do something about America's politically untouchable challenges that threaten America's future, among them massive entitlement obligations, ballooning health care costs, and our energy gluttony. Ultimately, this is a man's account of his legendary successes, humiliating failures, and personal tragedies - a testament to a remarkable life and, indeed, to the American Dream itself.

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Author by Peter G. Peterson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9780446561822

Martin Dressler


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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Young Martin Dressler begins his career as an industrious helper in his father's cigar store. In the course of his restless young manhood, he makes a swift and eventful rise to the top, accompanied by two sisters--one a dreamlike shadow, the other a worldly business partner. As the eponymous Martin's vision becomes bolder and bolder he walks a haunted line between fantasy and reality, madness and ambition, art and industry, a sense of doom builds piece-by-hypnotic piece until this mesmerizing journey into the heart of an American dreamer reaches its bitter-sweet conclusion.

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Author by Steven Millhauser
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ISBN Number 0307763862

American Dreamer


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"Oregon history is rich with stories of courageous individuals who overcame tremendous odds. Few stories are more compelling and inspirational, however, than that of Tim Tran. In "American Dreamer," Tim shares the remarkable journey that brought him from communist Vietnam to personal and professional success in Oregon. It should be required reading for anyone who doubts that the American dream is alive and well." -- Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society

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Author by Tim Tran
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ISBN Number 1945398027