Best Amanda McCarthy books

Ultimate Guide To Soap Making

Amanda McCarthy

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Are you interested in learning more about soap making? Are you interested in making your own soap or starting your own soap making business, this A-Z guide will show you what you need to do, the resources you will need, and how to be successful in soap making

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies - Australia / NZ

Amanda McCarthy

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Practical tricks for standing out from the crowd and getting the job you want in the Australian and New Zealand market

Applying for jobs in today's tight job market can seem like an overwhelming process. Competition is fierce and employers expect more than ever before from job applicants. With unemployment and redundancies rising, it's simply not a good time to be looking. So how do make yourself stand out? Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies, Second Australian & New Zealand Edition shows you how to catch a recruiter's attention. Presenting a wealth of sample resumes and cover letters, this handy, easy-to-use guide shows you how to write a killer cover letter, format your resume for online use, use social networking to your advantage, and tailor your resume and cover letters for specific positions and companies.

  • Designed specifically for job hunters in Australia and New Zealand
  • Offers practical tips and advice on crafting a great resume and a perfect cover letter for any kind of position
  • Includes advice on addressing government selection criteria
  • Features ten ways to turn off a recruiter and ten tips for the perfect presentation

No matter how tough the job market is, a great resume and cover letter combination will help you get the attention you deserve. Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies gives you all the tools and tips you need to get noticed—and get your dream job!

The Huns Have Got my Gramophone!: Advertisements from the Great War

Amanda Jane Doran

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Fountain Pens—The Super-Pen for Our Super-Men
Ladies! Learn to Drive! Your Country Needs Women Drivers!
Do you drink German water?
 
When Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, industrious companies wasted no time in seizing the commercial opportunities presented by the conflict. Without TV or radio, newspapers provided one of the few ways in which the British public could get reliable news of the war. To cater to their rising readerships, advertising emerged as the new science of sales, growing increasingly sophisticated throughout the war years in both visual presentation and psychological appeal.
           
The Huns Have Got my Gramophone! collects some of the most compelling and cleverly worded original advertisements created between 1914 and 1918. Many of the advertisements are aimed at women, from fearless guard dogs promising protection while husbands are away to soaps and skin creams for “beauty on duty.” Others use the power of patriotism to push new products for men, including “officers’ waterproof trench coats,” and one young officer writing in the Times attests to the coats’ superior weather resistance by boldly asserting that he’d leave his sword behind before he left his Burberry. Together, the advertisements collected in the book reveal how advertisers sought to create new markets for products that took into account social change throughout the course of the conflict.
           
Featuring a range of products, from clothing, cigarettes, and invalid carriages to motorcycles and portable Decca phonographs—the “ideal gramophone for active service”—the book offers a new and unexpected source of historical information and an intimate glimpse of a nation at war.

China’s Last Jesuit: Charles J. McCarthy and the End of the Mission in Catholic Shanghai (Christianity in Modern China)

Amanda C. R. Clark

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This pivot chronicles the life of Charles McCarthy, a San Francisco native and Jesuit missionary to China, and tells the unique and compelling story of a young man who experienced confinement under the Japanese occupation, followed shortly by imprisonment by the Chinese Communists in the 1950’s. Through a study of McCarthy’s unique epistolary exchanges, it considers the intellectual life of a Catholic missionary, his ongoing fight for equal citizenship rights, illustrating how American Catholic missionaries in Maoist-era Shanghai navigated the social tensions of a nation-state in turbulent transition. This narrative explores Jesuit strategies of resistance and persistence in an era of oppression, and ideological and religious conflict as those sent to fill the missionary spots left by European men lost in the World Wars were caught up in China’s mid-century political upheavals.

The Trouble with Witches: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 9

Amanda M. Lee

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The Winchester witches are in a tizzy.

Sam Cornell's parents are coming to town, and Clove is beside herself. Meeting her boyfriend's parents is a big deal. It doesn't help that her cousins can't stop making fun of her, which is the Winchester way, of course.

In addition to the Cornells' imminent visit, the Winchesters are also dealing with Sam's new tanker. An afternoon visit knocks Bay for a metaphysical loop with ugly visions of a tragedy long since forgotten - by everyone but the dead. The belligerent ghosts set their sights on someone in the Winchester household - it's just not Bay, for a change - and everyone has to rally together if they expect to make it out alive.

If ghosts and parental visits weren't bad enough, Hemlock Cove has a firebug. Someone is going after business owners and festival booths, and the culprit is getting more and more daring. Two forms of evil are bound to collide, but when and where?

It's going to take all of the Winchesters - and their friends - to solve a mystery decades in the making. The answers are there, if they can dig deep enough to find them. Surviving the ordeal won't be easy, but it's all hands on deck - this time literally - for another wacky Winchester adventure.

Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse

Meghan McCarthy

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It's Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral in the race of the century!

Seabiscuit was the grandson of one of the greatest racehorses of all time, but he'd lost practically every race he'd ever run. Who would want a funny-looking racehorse on a losing streak? Enter Charles Howard -- automobile tycoon, risk taker, and racing aficionado -- who scooped up Seabiscuit for a bargain price.

With the support and care of a clever new trainer and a loving jockey, 'Biscuit began winning bigger and bigger races. Then came the biggest race of all. As Seabiscuit prepared to face War Admiral, the top racehorse in the country, the entire nation was on the edge of its seat: Could Seabiscuit really beat the Triple Crown champion?

This true story of hope and determination will inspire readers of all ages!

Charms & Witchdemeanors: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 8

Amanda M. Lee

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Tillie Winchester's past is about to come back to haunt her, and what she sees as fun and games someone else sees as a recipe for murder. When a local woman is poisoned at Hemlock Cove's senior center, Aunt Tillie is the prime suspect. Bay, Thistle and Clove don't believe their great-aunt is guilty - although Thistle is fine if the police want to haul her away for a long weekend.

Everyone in town is suspicious, but things spiral out of control when FBI Agent Landon Michaels' boss believes he can't be objective where his girlfriend's family is concerned and sends another agent to lead the investigation.

The new agent is gung-ho, headstrong, and making witchy enemies at every turn. When the investigation turns to the past instead of the present, Aunt Tillie refuses to talk and a long held Hemlock Cove secret risks being exposed. Bodies start piling up as old grudges overlap with new clues and the Winchesters are caught in the crossfire.

Bay is determined to clear her great-aunt's name but even she has her doubts when the victim's ghost points a finger ...directly at Aunt Tillie. It's all hands on deck for an explosive showdown that proves some secrets are best left buried. Bay just hopes she won't end up buried, too.

Rolling Stone Magazine (March 23, 2017) Ed Sheeran Cover

Jann S. Wenner (Editor and Publisher)

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Brand new. Pristine, stem to stern. See scans and description. New York: Wenner Media LLC / Rolling Stone LLC, 20016. The March 23, 2017 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Quarto, illustrated staple-bound wraps, 58 pp. Brand new, immaculate and flawless throughout. Zero rack wear. See scans. Cover is Ed Sheeran. Featured foci in this issue are Sheeran; Ayahuasca & MDMA for Mental Illness; Lou Reed; Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello; Alessia Cara; Khalid; Stevie Nicks; Roger Waters; Michelle Branch; Clyde Stubblefield; religious fanatic Betsy Devos, in position to try to evangelize public schools. See scan of contents page for more detail. Keep this one unread for a collector copy. Ships in a new, sturdy, protective box - not a bag. LPR30

Murder Most Witchy: Wicked Witches of the Midwest, Book 10

Amanda M. Lee

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Life in the Winchester household is hardly settled. That's true for Bay Winchester more than anybody else.

Her boyfriend, Landon Michaels, is away from town on an undercover assignment for the FBI, and Bay is struggling not to let worry and unease rule over her life. Halloween is approaching, after all, and Hemlock Cove is bustling with activity. Bay has her hands full even when her heart feels empty.

A chance encounter with Landon while he's undercover leaves Bay exposed...and furious. By the time Landon returns to make things right, things spiral further out of control when Bay is attacked in her own home and wakes to find a dead body on the lawn.

The dead woman has ties to Landon's case, and when the investigation is given to the Michigan State Police instead of Landon and Chief Terry, Bay knows she's in trouble. Between her issues with Landon and his refusal to step away from the case, things are about to come to a head.

Landon is determined to protect Bay at all costs, even if it means going to war with the people he once considered colleagues. For her part, Bay has to dig deep for courage - deeper than she ever dreamed, in fact. Faith is key, because Landon needs it and so does she.

The final fight is one no one saw coming, and it brings Landon and the Winchesters full circle as they once again find themselves walking into a corn maze looking for trouble...and desperate to protect one of their own.

When the end comes, someone Bay loves with her whole heart is in danger, and survival isn't a given. It's going to take everyone to save the day. Aunt Tillie has a plan, though, so there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

Right?

Log 22

Sylvia Lavin

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Log 22: The Absurd gets serious about the seemingly irrational side of architecture. Guest edited by Michael Meredith of MOS, this special thematic issue identifies the funny, ugly, contradictory, and more fuzzy realms of architecture, disavowing the purported orderliness of disciplinary presumptions to uncloak the implausibility at its core (maybe even its origin) and present new possibilities for experimentation. Sketches, tweets, a book of exorcisms, a comic, and a special DVD are presented alongside critical and provocative essays on hoarding, disaster, failure, and bowlers (as in hats).

Log 22 features: Sylvia Lavin on architecture's accommodation of hoarding; Jacques Ranciere on the conundrums of art and life; and Lucia Allais on Superstudio's 'Salvages of Italian Historic Centers,' a 1974 project presented here for the first time in English.

Also in the issue: Mark Jarzombek on Bruno Taut's attack of seriousness; David Foster Wallace on Kafka's funniness; Amanda Reeser Lawrence on the self-influence of James Stirling; Caroline O'Donnell on Karl Rosenkranz's aesthetic of ugliness; and K. Michael Hays and Marrikka Trotter on fictions in recent architecture.

Plus: a comic by Jimenez Lai; a spectrum of social orderliness by Jeffrey Kipnis; an overlooked Donald Judd project; machines by Francois Roche; tweets from the Bauhaus; a DVD by MOS; and much more.