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Wine For Dummies
Ed McCarthy
0764525441
August 2003
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Book Review
In Wine for Dummies, Mary Ewing-Mulligan teams up with hubby and fellow wine educator Ed McCarthy to guide us on an exhaustive, entertaining trip around the enological--that's right, enological--world. Though clearly experts themselves (Ewing-Mulligan is one of a handful of Americans holding the rare title Master of Wine), the authors assure us that even the most basic knowledge will undermine the very notion of wine pretension. It's as simple as this: "This wine is named for a grape variety. This wine is named for a geographical region. When they make this kind of wine, it goes into this kind of bottle." And so on.

By providing the context in which to begin exploring wine, Wine for Dummies can easily become the send-off for a lifelong education. McCarthy and Mulligan deflate many of the wine snob's attitudes; they...



The Stones of Florence
Mary McCarthy
0156027631
January 2003
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Book Review
It becomes evident from the first page of The Stones of Florence that Mary McCarthy loves her subject. Yet hers is the steady love of a long acquaintance, an affection that has deepened from mere infatuation to a steady, clear-eyed regard. In this witty tribute to Florence, Mary McCarthy explores the city's past and present, in the process offering up a tour that covers everything from a description of oil painting to the remarkable history behind Florence's many towers. The Stones of Florence is ideal for reading on the plane ride to Italy, but it's also perfect for armchair travelers, art lovers, and students of the Renaissance.

Book Description
This is a unique tribute to Florence, combining history, artistic description, and social observation. A memorable...


Security Transformation
Mary Pat McCarthy
0071379665
May 2001
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Book Description

A revolutionary approach to digital security as a tool for protecting information assets and building customer loyalty, operational efficiency, and market share

Much has been written lately about the many competitive advantages of using Web technologies to create "transparent" organizations, open to customers, suppliers, and alliance partners. Yet, until now, there have been no comprehensive accounts of the grave security risks those very same advantages can pose.

Written by a coauthor of the bestselling Digital Transformation, Security Transformation brings executives and managers up to speed on E-business security issues and offers tried-and-true methods for protecting precious information assets. More important, with the help of fascinating case studies, the authors describe a proven approach...



Truth and Consequences
Alison Lurie
0670034398
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Lurie's various academic romances, set against the backdrop of a thinly veiled Cornell University, point in a straight line to tragicomic double-think relationship writers like Lorrie Moore. This latest foray begins promisingly: Jane MacKenzie fails to recognize her own husband, Alan, as he approaches their house from a distance, so bent and changed is he by his aching back. He's an architecture professor (expert on Victoriana); she's a university administrator. When visiting poet Delia Delaney takes up residence, it's Jane who has to attend to her diva-like demands, while simultaneously trying to cope with an incapacitated Alan. Once he's up and around, though, sexy and selfish Delia toys with, then seduces him. The affair gives Alan a midlife lift, and, on discovery, gives Jane a reason to leave him, perhaps...


Agile Business for Fragile Times
Mary Pat McCarthy
0071400842
Aug 2002
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Book Description
Battle-tested strategies for business success in brutal financial environments A successful company must be prepared to thrive in any environment. Agile Business for Fragile Times provides managers and executives with innovative techniques to withstand the challenges and see the opportunities in a recession. This timely book provides the necessary strategic, financial, and operational steps managers should execute during down times to ensure that their organizations are properly prepared for the inevitable economic rebound. M Suggestions to "prioritize, digitize, and optimize" to anchor strategy Execution Specific business processes and issues for delivering on strategy Implementation Straightforward, practical recommendations for putting strategy to work

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Group
Mary McCarthy
0156372088
September 1991
Paperback
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From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Mary McCarthy's The Group is a sharply-pointed satire of upper-class New England society which follows the post-college lives of eight Vassar graduates, class of '33. Helena was registered for Vassar at birth; Pokey forged her mother's signature on her college application in defiance of the family tradition of "being dim-witted and vain of it." Out in the "real" world, Dottie loses her virginity to a "bad sort" but discovers that she enjoys sex, while Kay subsumes her own talent to the artistic "genius" of her egocentric and philandering husband. Libby writes book reviews that are almost as long as the original material and Polly works as a nurse, while Priss is forced by her pediatrician-husband to go against "tradition" and her inclinations and breastfeed her baby, as...


Risk from the CEO and Board Perspective
Mary Pat McCarthy
0071434712
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
What all managers need to know about growth in a turbulent world Especially in these turbulent times, good risk management is about exploiting opportunities for growth while protecting value already created. To do this, corporate leaders must, first and foremost, learn to manage the chain of cause and effect between risk and shareholder value. Now Risk shows them how. As vice chairs of the international consulting giant KPMG L.L.P., authors Mary Pat McCarthy and Tim Flynn are uniquely qualified to offer executives and senior managers this ultimate primer on risk and its optimization and management. Packed with case studies and exclusive interviews with executives of many Fortune 500 companies Explores the most successful risk management strategies now in use internationally and offers prescriptions for...


Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing
Abram Shalom Shalom Himelstein
0966646908
April 2005
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Book Description
The classic underground novel about a Jewish kid from Tennessee, who moves to D.C. and hangs out with militant vegetarians, manifesto-writing shoplifters, and strippers who write feminist theory. The story is told through journals, letters and zines. It's got everything you could want out of a novel: a chase scene, a sex scene, plus angst-ridden critiques of American society.

From the Publisher
So, this novel is important, without trying to be. It's strange to write that a novel is important; it sounds pompous. I wouldn't want you to get the idea that it's not a fun read , or takes itself too seriously... it's first and foremost a good story well-told. And it's good punk fun." "The best thing about this book was its originality... an entertaining story about growing up punk....


Designed to Win
Hiroaki Yoshihara
0071467521
Feb 2006
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Book Description
An exclusive roadmap to help your company achieve successful global expansion from the experts at KPMG Hiroaki Yoshihara, a leading expert in globalization and business strategy at the Big 4 firm KPMG, has helped companies worldwide successfully respond to changing opportunities by providing the strategic insight to improve operating and capital efficiency. Designed to Win offers executives and business managers proven advice from KPMG's experience serving the Global Fortune 500, presenting a road map companies can follow to expand into global markets. Featuring case studies from leading global executives, this book shows companies how to use the same strategies for success and navigate the risks when planning or expanding operations abroad.

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Conversations with Mary McCarthy
Mary McCarthy
0878054863
February 1991
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Critical Issues in Education
Jack L. Nelson
0072931000
July 2003
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Book Description
Critical Issues in Education is designed to be used in courses that examine current, relevant pro-and-con disputes about schools and schooling. By exploring the major opposing viewpoints on these issues, the text encourages education students to think critically and develop their own viewpoints. The clear writing and dramatic dialectic approach are conducive to dynamic classroom discussions that help students grasp the many sides of these complex issues. Three integrating themes provide a solid framework for examining the nineteen topics covered. Each part begins with a chapter-length introduction that provides background material and organizing themes for the issues that follow. Each issue is then presented from two divergent viewpoints, each one written in advocate language to be as compelling as possible. The book's...


Wine Style: Using Your Senses to Explore and Enjoy Wine
Mary Ewing-Mulligan
0764544535
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the bestselling authors of Wine For Dummies, a different way to choose and enjoy wine

Because the choices in a wine store or on a wine list can seem limitless or intimidating, wine drinkers often stick with what they know, such as Merlot, or go with the choice made by a wine critic or a waiter. This appealingly straightforward and unintimidating guide will help wine drinkers discover what they like and make informed choices. The authors identify 12 wine styles, or taste categories, including four for red wine and four for white wine. For each style, the authors detail how it tastes, where it comes from, grape varieties that are common for the style, and a few recommended wines. The style "Soft, Fruity Red Wines," for instance, includes U.S. Merlots, Beaujolais, Burgundies and other Pinot Noirs, and...


The Company She Keeps
Mary McCarthy
0156027860
Jan 2003
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Book Description
This is the author’s first novel, which relates the experiences of a young bohemian intellectual. The six episodes create a fascinating portrait of a New York social circle of the 1930s. McCarthy’s bold insight and virtuoso style won her immediate recognition as one of the most accomplished, versatile, and penetrating writers in americanca.


The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
First novel by Mary Mccarthy. Originally published as six separate short stories, the novel appeared in 1942. Protagonist Margaret Sargent, a young student at a women's college, "a princess among the trolls," is based upon the author herself. The stories are barely disguised and acutely observed accounts of the author's own years as a young New Yorker and describe the failure of...


Cannibals and Missionaries
Mary McCarthy
0156153866
Sept 1991
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The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Novel of ideas that probes the psychology of terrorism, by Mary Mccarthy, published in 1979. The action of the novel begins when a plane carrying Americans bound for Iran is hijacked by terrorists. Some passengers are rich art collectors; others are politicians and activists planning to investigate allegations that Savak, the shah's secret police, is using torture against political dissidents. At first the terrorists intend to use the politicians and activists as hostages, but they soon realize that masterworks of art are of more value than any human being and decide to trade the art collectors for their artworks. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy
Mary L. Dudziak
0691095132
January 2002
Paperback
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Edward C. Smith, The Washington Times
Mary L. Dudziak . . . astutely explores the intimate relationship between the policy of communist containment and the civil rights movement. . . .

Review
Elaine Tyler May University of Minnesota : A tour de force. Dudziak's brilliant analysis shows that the Cold War had a profound impact on the civil rights movement.
Rogers M. Smith author of Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History : Impressively researched and vividly written. . . . Convincingly demonstrates how Cold War pressures both empowered and constrained the civil rights movement's quest to build a more just America.
Library Journal : It will have broad appeal to historians, other academicians and lay readers interested in American foreign...


Italian Wine For Dummies
Mary Ewing-Mulligan
0764553550
January 2001
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Book Description
“A must-have book for anyone who is serious about Italian wines.”
—Lidia Bastianich, host of PBS’s Lidia’s Italian Table

“I have yet to encounter more knowledgeable guides to...Italian wine.”
—Piero Antinori, President, Antinori Wines

“Bravo to Ed and Mary! This book shows their love for Italy, the Italian producers, and the great marriage of local foods with local wines. Here is a great book that presents the information without intimidation.”
—Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO Restaurant

Right now, Italy is the most exciting wine country on earth. The quality of Italian wines has never been higher and the range of wines has never been broader. Even better, the types of Italian wines available...



Cast a Cold Eye
McCarthy
0156154447
Sept 1992
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Book Description
The seven stories collected here showcase McCarthy's formidable powers of observation, her deliciously witty writing style, and her celebrated talent for dissecting characters with biting acuity. A young woman looks for subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways to escape her unsatisfying marriage; an innocuous single man's friends realize his companionship has an enormous price; and an Italian guide puzzles a traveling pair of Americans.


A Charmed Life
McCarthy
0156167743
May 1992
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Book Description
Martha Sinnott returns with her second husband to the New England artists' colony she left behind seven years earlier when she divorced her first husband. The townfolk have remained much the same, including Martha's former husband, who has relocated nearby. Martha is in touch with her former friends, who are in touch with her former husband, so Martha should be able to see him as well, shouldn't she?


Twenty-Four Ways of Looking at Mary McCarthy: The Writer and Her Work, Vol. 70
Eve Stwertka (Editor)
0313297762
November 1996
Hardcover
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Choice
"This is a fascinating collection...Highly recommended for all collections."

Review
“This is a fascinating collection...Highly recommended for all collections.”–Choice

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