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Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone

Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone Author Ryan Hackney
ISBN-10 9781440560064
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 256
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Fáilte! Brew yourself a cuppa and settle in to discover...Why Do People Kiss the Blarney Stone? It's the closest you can feel to the Emerald Isle without boarding a plane! You'll tickle your noggin with spirited questions, including: How did a white bull start a war? What is Brian Boru's connection to Guinness? Why was 1847 known as Black '47? Where does peat come from? What's so special about the Book of Kells? This terrific little tome provides the answers to those questions and many more. With information on Irish history, mythology, and culture, you'll be able to go on and on about anything and everything about The Old Sod.

The Myths Legends and Lore of Ireland

The Myths  Legends  and Lore of Ireland Author Amy Hackney Blackwell
ISBN-10 9781440509247
Release 2010-12-18
Pages 256
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More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney--this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include: Who St. Patrick really was The story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday" Scandals in the Irish church Coming to America and the real gangs of New York The spooky truth behind changelings, leprechauns, and fairies Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, this book is an informative pot of gold for everyone who loves the Irish!

101 Things You Didn t Know About Irish History

101 Things You Didn t Know About Irish History Author Ryan Hackney
ISBN-10 1598693239
Release 2006-12-14
Pages 256
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Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell—and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.

English As We Speak It in Ireland

English As We Speak It in Ireland Author P. W. Joyce
ISBN-10 9781443791649
Release 2009-02
Pages 368
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...

The Essential Wisdom of the Irish

The Essential Wisdom of the Irish Author Carol Kelly-Gangi
ISBN-10 1435137612
Release 2011
Pages 144
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"...gathers together hundreds of unforgettable quotations from an extraordinary group of men and women -- both Irish and Irish American -- from all walks of life. The selections are arranged thematically and reflect a wide variety of subjects that are universal in some respects and singular in others."

The Thinking Manager s Toolbox

The Thinking Manager s Toolbox Author William J. Altier
ISBN-10 9780198030256
Release 1999-11-18
Pages 240
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In this indispensable book, a widely experienced business consultant provides a complete set of analytical tools essential to successful trouble-shooting, effective planning, and making better decisions faster, more confidently, and more often. How can you help your company solve a problem in just a few days that's been plaguing managers for three months? How can you bring a room of executives to a consensus on a critical decision that the CEO and his committee have been wrestling with for years? Of course, this is easier said than done. Indeed, not a week goes by without a major business media story about a company that has fallen on hard times and an executive that has resigned for "personal reasons." The root of the failure is usually ineffective decision-making processes, and ultimately, bad decisions. In The Thinking Manager's Toolbox, veteran consultant and renowned business thinker William J. Altier cogently presents the underpinnings of successful thinking processes and their applications, drawing on practical, real-world experiences. The first section explores the fundamentals of thinking, change, and the critical role that sound thinking processes play in effective problem solving. The second section, your basic toolbox, develops five, in-depth fundamental thinking processes. And a third section, the advanced toolbox, develops more specialized applications for creative problem solving. Here then is a valuable primer for anyone, whether a middle manager or a CEO, seeking to solve problems and make better decisions more efficiently. The Thinking Manager's Toolbox is an invaluable resource for those seeking to develop the fundamental thinking processes necessary to perform with excellence.

Know It All

Know It All Author Marsha Kranes
ISBN-10 1579124054
Release 1998
Pages 752
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The Definitive Collection for Diehard Trivia Buffs, (and the Rest of Us Who Think We Know a Thing or Two). Language * Art, Comics and Literature * Presidential Trivia * The World * Television and Radio * Sports and Games * War and the Military * America-Past and Present * Religion, The Bible and Mythology * music and Theater * Science, nature and medicine * The Cinema * Food * Business, Advertising and Inventions * miscellaneous What novel contains the longest sentence in literature? Les Miserable, by Victor Hugo. It contains 823 words. What presidential wife was the first to be referred to as the First Lady? Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, in 1877. What are the only two words in the English language that contain all the vowels, including "y", in alphabetical order? Facetiously and abstemiously. In 1925 what did con man Arthur Ferguson "lease" to a wealthy cattle rancher for 99 years at $100,000 a year? The White House. He fled after collecting the first year's rent but got caught a short time later trying to sell the Statue of Liberty to an Australian.

International English Usage

International English Usage Author Ian Hancock
ISBN-10 9781134964703
Release 2005-11-16
Pages 532
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mythology For Dummies

Mythology For Dummies Author Christopher W. Blackwell
ISBN-10 9781118053874
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 384
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Mythology For Dummies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mythology For Dummies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mythology For Dummies book for free.

The Everything Irish History Heritage Book

The Everything Irish History   Heritage Book Author Amy Hackney Blackwell
ISBN-10 1580629806
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 320
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There's more to being Irish than kissing a Blarney Stone! Few places on earth match Ireland's romantic attraction and historical legacy. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the ancient sites and burgeoning cities of this enchanted island to immerse themselves in its rich literary, musical, and political heritage. The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book introduces readers to the people, places, and events that have shaped the past and given rise to the unique culture of the Irish people. From the Iron Age to the economic renaissance, this comprehensive account familiarizes readers with Ireland's history and acquaints them with the climate, food, language, and sports that make it truly unique. Features exhaustive coverage of: Celtic mythology and ancient folklore The Irish literary tradition--from The Book of Kells to Ulysses The potato famine and the Great Hunger The Irish in America and the immigration experience The Troubles and the road to peace Religion and family life Packed with historical information and cultural insights, The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book is a must-read for anyone interested in the magic and mystery of the Emerald Isle.

A Daughter of Raasay

A Daughter of Raasay Author William MacLeod Raine
ISBN-10 9781508084426
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 289
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William Macleod Raine was a British-born American writer of Wild West fiction. Raine’s stories of adventure during the famous, action-packed era of American history are still popular today. This edition of A Daughter of Raasay includes a table of contents.

A Captive Heart

A Captive Heart Author Sherry Foley
ISBN-10 0988184516
Release 2012-11-02
Pages 252
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Uncovering corruption within his own department, FBI agent Ian Mulherin watches the lines of justice blur as he finds himself in the middle of greed, betrayal, and double-agents tied to the Mafia. Realizing he is being framed, he must now protect Nicole, the innocent woman marked to be his victim, as feelings between the two of them begin to blossom. While the conspiracy tightens around Ian, he frantically races to clear his name, bring down the perpetrators, and protect the woman who has captured his heart.

Against Expression

Against Expression Author Craig Dworkin
ISBN-10 9780810127111
Release 2011-01-17
Pages 593
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Charles Bernstein has described conceptual "poetry pregnant with thought." Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing. Editors Craig Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith chart the trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such s Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp through major avant-garde groups of the past century, including Dada, Oulipo, Fluxus, and language poetry, to name just a few. The works of more than a hundred writers from Aasprong to Zykov demonstrate a remarkable variety of new ways of thinking about the nature of texts, information, and art, using found, appropriated, and randomly generated texts to explore the possibilities of non-expressive language.

Popular Psychology

Popular Psychology Author Luis A. Cordón
ISBN-10 0313324573
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 274
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Entries cover a variety of topics in the field of popular psychology, including acupuncture, emotional intelligence, brainwashing, chemical inbalance, and seasonal affective disorder.

Chaos and Cyber Culture

Chaos and Cyber Culture Author Timothy Leary
ISBN-10 1579511473
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 272
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America's most dangerous man - according to Richard Nixon, and the Pied Piper of Youth is BACK!!!!!America's most dangerous man - according to Richard Nixon - and the Pied Piper of Youth is BACK! This book is about designing Chaos and fashioning your personal disorder: On screens with cyber tools from counterculture perspectives with informational chemicals (Chaos drugs) while delighting in cybernetics as guerrilla artists who explore de-animation alternatives while surfing the waves of millennium madness to glimpse the glorious wild impossibilities and improbabilities of the century to come. Enjoy it! It's ours to be played with! Chaos & CyberCulture conveys Timothy Leary's vision of the emergence of a new humanism with an emphasis on questioning authority, independent thinking, individual creativity, and the empowerment of computers and other technologies. Leary's last great work, this book includes over 100,000 words in 40 chapters and 80 illustrations, as well as conversations with William Gibson, Winona Ryder, William S. Burroughs, and David Byrne.Timothy Leary, the visionary Harvard psychologist who became a guru of the '60s counterculture, has reemerged as an icon of the new edge cyberpunks.

Real Life in London

Real Life in London  Author Pierce Egan
ISBN-10 1517726255
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 340
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Excerpt from opening lines: "'THEY order these things better in London, ' replied the Hon. Tom Dashall, to an old weather-beaten sportsman, who would fain have made a convert of our London Sprig of Fashion to the sports and delights of rural life. The party were regaling themselves after the dangers and fatigues of a very hard day's fox-chace; and, while the sparkling glass circulated, each, anxious to impress on the minds of the company the value of the exploits and amusements in which he felt most delight, became more animated and boisterous in his oratory-forgetting that excellent regulation which forms an article in some of the rules and orders of our Free and Easies in London, 'that no more than three gentlemen shall be allowed to speak at the same time.' The whole party, consisting of fourteen, like a pack in full cry, had, with the kind assistance of the 'rosy god, ' become at the same moment most animated, not to say vociferous, orators." This edition is a reprint of a book first published in 1821.

McGraw Hill s GMAT

McGraw Hill s GMAT Author James M. Hasik
ISBN-10 0071624163
Release 2010
Pages 409
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McGraw Hill s GMAT has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from McGraw Hill s GMAT also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full McGraw Hill s GMAT book for free.