Behind the Runway

Backstage Access to Fashion's Biggest Shows
Author: Matt Lever
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909399761
Category: Design
Page: 224
View: 3847
Featuring exclusive never before seen backstage photographs of supermodels Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and... Including quotes from... This book takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most revered catwalk shows at fashion shows Backstage is where the real excitement is. See all of the prep the models undergo, what they eat, how they interact with each other and how they have fun during their downtime At the international fashion shows, members of the audience gasp at the picture perfect, pristine beings that stroll down the catwalk clad in immaculate couture. But what comes before this moment? Behind the Runway grants us exclusive access to the backstage chaos, panic, glamor and fun that occurs before "First Looks" is called. Matt Lever has taken behind-the-scene images backstage at the fashion shows since 1999. He shoots backstage exclusively for Dolce & Gabbana at their Alta Moda fashion shows. With contributions by: Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani, Karlie Kloss, Andre Leon Talley, Val Garland, Stephen Jones, James Scully, Julie Mannion, Sam McKnight, Tom Pecheux, Katie Grand, Alex be Betak, Russell Marsh. Matt Lever was born and raised in England. He attended the Arts University Bournemouth. After leaving Bournemouth he left England for California where he is based today. Recently Matt has been sponsored by photographic luggage company Lowepro to represent them in the field of fashion photography. Along with his backstage work Matt also works in the fields of advertising and editorial photography."

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Memoir of a Downed B-17 Pilot in World War II
Author: Edward F. Logan, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786425725
Category: History
Page: 244
View: 3558
"This gripping memoir's main focus is the author's 34th combat mission, which took place in March 1945. Forced to bail out, and aided by Slovenian partisans, he evaded German troops and managed to return to his base"--Provided by publisher.

Reflections Behind the Retina

Author: John Guzman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465309454
Category: History
Page: 607
View: 6415
Reflections Behind the Retina is an account of actual events during the civil war in El Salvador. A series of short stories records the political restrictions and rules of engagement placed on the U.S. military, as well as the dangers faced from the Salvadoran left and right political camps. The official denial by the United States government of the combat role and deaths of U.S. military personnel is exposed throughout the text. A brief Salvadoran military history prepares the reader for what follows. Except for national leaders, the names of the characters in the text have been changed.


An Alaska State Trooper’s Journey Through a Life of Principled Law Enforcement
Author: L. Gary Gunkel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468545671
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 4756
Gary Gunkel tells about his real-life experiences as a US Marine, an Anchorage City Policeman, an Alaska State Trooper, Chief of Police in small town Alaska and Sheriff of Asotin County, Washington. His stories are guaranteed to keep you turning the pages on call after call, and his sometimes hair-raising law enforcement experiences will keep you on the edge of your seat. And just when you think you have heard it all there will be another call that you can’t imagine. You will discover how Gary handles a dangerous situation surrounded by 24 members of a motorcycle gang with the nearest backup over 200 miles away. Another time you will feel the experience of stopping 17 gang members on a main highway because they were displaying a sawed off shotgun. The amazing thing is all these calls are real life...there is no fiction involved. Gary has, on occasion, changed a name to protect someone’s privacy, or sometimes a name is left out because he cannot recall it or has no way of getting the name. You will experience commercial fishing with his whole family for salmon in Bristol Bay and flying loads of fish off the beach in his plane. You will read about several live action and near-death aircraft incidents that you cannot believe happened to Gary and his family. He writes about bush flying experiences that will make you laugh, and some truly whacko ones that will make you shake your head as you go fishing, trapping and hunting with him. And through it all, you will come away with the understanding that everything Gary Gunkel did in law enforcement was professional, that he has a huge capacity for living life completely, and great love for his family.

The Eagle's Plume (ARCHANGEL, Mission Log #1)

Author: Gerard de Marigny
Publisher: JarRyJorNo Publishing
ISBN: 1482766183
Category: Fiction
Page: 113
View: 6478
Scipio, Delta Force legend, now Vice President of Operations for Cris De Niro's The Watchman Agency decides to take on a mission advising the U.S. military on their security protocols in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. He arrives at Chapman Airfield and witnesses a terrorist attack, but soon discovers there is more going on than meets the eye. A former Taliban leader recently released from Pakistani captivity has returned and may be plotting a major strike against a high-profile American target soon to arrive at the airfield. The clock is ticking in this debut novella of the new ARCHANGEL series by the creator of the #1 Amazon-Bestselling Counter-terrorism & Geopolitical CRIS DE NIRO Thriller series, Gerard de Marigny. TITLES BY GERARD DE MARIGNY CRIS DE NIRO BOOK 1: THE WATCHMAN OF EPHRAIM BOOK 2: SIGNS OF WAR BOOK 3: RISE TO THE CALL BOOK 4: PROJECT 111 BOOK 5: NOTHING SO GLORIOUS BOOK 6: NEW DETROIT [coming soon] ARCHANGEL MISSION LOG #1: THE EAGLE'S PLUME MISSION LOG #2: RESCUE FROM SANA'A MISSION LOG #3: WHITE WIDOW [coming soon]

Chanel. Ein Name - Ein Stil

Author: Jérôme Gautier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791381398
Page: 304
View: 890

Hiking New Jersey

A Guide to 50 of the Garden State's Greatest Hiking Adventures
Author: Paul Decoste,Ronald Dupont
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076275771X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 3306
New Jersey's stereotype as overpopulated and industrial notwithstanding, there's another New Jersey worth seeing—and this guide goes there. This is the aptly nicknamed Garden State of preserved forests and farmland, of streams and waterfalls, of clean beaches and vast wetlands, of endless green mountains. This comprehensive, informative, user-friendly guide describes fifty hikes for all abilities.

Task Force (Recon Team Angel #2)

Author: Brian Falkner
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0449813010
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
View: 4521
A sci-fi military thriller perfect for kids who love Halo and Call of Duty! They depend on each other. Humanity depends on them. The final invasion is coming. The aliens have massed on the northeastern edge of Russia, waiting to attack as soon as the turbulent waters of the Bering Strait turn to ice. Recon Team Angel must act now. It’s up to them to shepherd a task force upriver and infiltrate the aliens’ stronghold. They must cripple their enemies quickly and quietly. Luckily, Recon Team Angel was made for such missions. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act—even think—like their enemies. But with their target in sight and time running out, can they save humanity and themselves? From the Hardcover edition.

A Long Way Back

Author: Mike Holst
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595892671
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
View: 3394
In the grip of a raging thunderstorm Arnie Bottelmiller, his small son Timmy, and his fiance Julie are forced down and crash land on an island in the wilderness area of Northern Minnesota. Arnie is badly injured and immobile. He and Julie, who is also injured but able to function, wait for rescue for a few days and then finally realize their only chance for survival is for Julie, Timmy and Jake the dog, to walk out. A trek of over eighty miles of sometimes impenetrable forest, with nothing more than the clothing on their backs, a fishing pole, a crude map and a lighter with very little fluid left. They have a strange and unnerving encounter with a wild timber wolf who proves to be their friend and not their enemy. A lot of emotions come out in the story, with family and friends holding vigils behind the scenes, unaware of Julie, Timmy and Jakes courageous fight for survival.

Fault Tolerant Flight Control

A Benchmark Challenge
Author: Christopher Edwards,Thomas Lombaerts,Hafid Smaili
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642116892
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 560
View: 4156
Written by leading experts in the field, this book provides the state-of-the-art in terms of fault tolerant control applicable to civil aircraft. The book consists of five parts and includes online material.


Author: Roy McShane
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462078745
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
View: 4480
THE BEST KEPT RUSSIAN SECRET OF WORLD WAR II. By the close of World War II almost 1,000 Russian women had flown combat missions in every type of Soviet warplane. This was kept secret, not by the Soviets but by the Allies, from the general public in the West. Using historical fiction based on fact Roy McShane's exciting novel,HWELTE, reveals for the first time what truly deadly hunters these women fighter pilots proved to be. It also chronicles the adventures of a young American pilot, who stumbles across this secret, at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. Author's Websites:

High Impact

Author: Kim Baldwin
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602826161
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 4052
No risk is too high. No adventure too daunting. Emery Lawson reinvents herself after another near-death experience prompts a thorough reevaluation of her priorities. Empowered to live a life of no regrets, she casts aside all that is familiar to face her fears and chase her dreams. But as she heads for the wilds of Alaska, romance is definitely not on her agenda, because she's convinced she's incapable of falling in love. Pasha Dunn has learned to expect the unexpected in her job with an adventure outfitter in the remote Alaskan interior. Adaptability is essential in such a savage and unforgiving landscape. But she's woefully unprepared when her infallible intuition tells her that client Emery Lawson is the soul mate she's been waiting for all her life. Emery is clearly determined to remain unattached, and her high-risk vagabond lifestyle is too far outside Pasha's comfort zone. All that they think they want and know will be challenged when they are thrust into a nightmare of survival and endurance high above the Arctic Circle.

Episodes of a Calculated Agenda

Just When You Thought You Knew Them
Author: Barner S. Hill,S. Hill Barner S. Hill
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440182647
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 3369
Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Three Women and the men in their lives. Mysti believes she is on top of the world with her career and her loving man. What could possibly happen to turn her whole world upside down? One thing is for sure the damage will leave a print in her spirit for life. Carma is confident about her relationship with a very discreet and distinguished man. Is their relationship really as strong as she thinks? Can it live up to her ultimate request? As she puts it, it's too perfect, because it's too convenient, so what could go wrong? Shae and Craig are perceived as a happy couple but are they? In the midst of figuring it out Shae has to decide the best route to maintaining the happiness within their family. Considering the fact, Craig is a father to his children, but not quite the husband to her. Is it Love? Is it a Lie? Is it Deceit? Is this life's way of teaching us about pitfalls within a Relationship that sometimes we just don't want an answer to. Maybe we need to believe what it is we need to believe in order to keep the relationship. Or is it because, knowing the truth can actually hurt worst than the lie itself? Well there's a major Town Hall Meeting coming to Chicago with the very renowned Motivational Speaker as the Moderator, Dr. JoAnne Smith. Can Dr. Smith help the people to see that life is its best teacher and nobody can teach you better? Can Dr. Smith possibly help you? Well it's only one way to find out

Gunn's Golden Rules

Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
Author: Tim Gunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439177679
Category: Self-Help
Page: 272
View: 4294
On the runway of life, Tim Gunn is the perfect life coach. You’ve watched him mentor talented designers on the hit television show Project Runway. Now the inimitable Tim Gunn shares his personal secrets for “making it work”—in your career, relationships, and life. Filled with delightfully dishy stories of fashion’s greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of Runway’s biggest drama queens, and never-before-revealed insights into Tim’s private life, Gunn’s Golden Rules is like no other how-to book you’ve ever read. In the world according to Tim, there are no shortcuts to success. Hard work, creativity, and skill are just the beginning. By following eighteen tried-and-true principles, you can apply Tim’s rules to anything you set your mind to. You’ll learn why Tim frowns on displays of bad behavior, like the vitriolic outburst by Martha Stewart’s daughter about her mother’s name-brand merchandise. You’ll discover the downfalls of divadom as he describes Vogue’s André Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes and Anna Wintour being carried downstairs by her bodyguards. And you’ll get Tim’s view on the backstabbing by one designer on Project Runway and how it brilliantly backfired. Then there are his down-to-earth guidelines for making life better—for yourself and others—in small and large ways, especially in an age that favors comfort over politeness, ease over style. Texting at the dinner table? Wearing shorts to the theater? Not in Tim’s book. Living a well-mannered life of integrity and character is hard work, he admits, but the rewards are many: being a good friend, being glamorous and attractive, and being a success— much like Tim himself! He is never one to mince words. But Tim Gunn is always warm, witty, wise, and wonderfully supportive— just the mentor you need to design a happy, creative, and fulfilling life that will never go out of style.


Combat Stories from World War II
Author: Arthur L. Kelly
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145996
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
View: 1770
The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future security. Many in Washington possess a peculiar regard for space and warfare. Some perceive space as a place to defend and fight for America's vital interests. Others -- whose voices are frequently dominant and manifested in public rhetoric, funded defense programs, international diplomacy, and treaty commitments -- look upon space as a preserve not to be despoiled by earthly strife. After forty years of discussion, the debate over America's role in space rages on. In light of the steady increase in international satellite activity for commercial and military purposes, American's vacillation on this issue could begin to pose a real threat to our national security. Steven Lambakis argues that this policy dysfunction will eventually manifest itself in diminished international political leverage, the forfeiture of technological advances, and the squandering of valuable financial resources. Lambakis reviews key political, military, and business developments in space over the past four decades. Emphasizing that we should not take our unobstructed and unlimited access to space for granted, he identifies potential space threats and policy flaws and proposes steps to meet national security demands for the twenty-first century.

Still River

A Lee Henry Oswald Mystery
Author: Harry Hunsicker
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429905670
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1230
It's not easy being named Oswald, not in the city where Lee Harvey grabbed his fifteen minutes of infamy and choked it to death. It's especially hard when half the town seems determined to kill you for reasons as murky as the river that splits the city in two. For Lee Henry Oswald, a private investigator, Gulf War vet, and terminal loner, it's just one more burden to face as he trudges through the gritty underbelly of the concrete and glass metropolis that is Dallas in the new millennium. A simple assignment turns deadly when Oswald asks the right questions in the wrong places, and finds himself drawn into a shadowy world of smooth-talking drug lords and double-dealing real estate developers. In the end, he learns that blood is not always thicker than water, especially the muddy tributaries of the Trinity River, where he confronts the deadly results of his own decisions as he races to save the life of his partner. Reminiscent of the tightly wrapped works of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, Still River is a startling debut mystery.

The Adventures and Misadventures of Ace the Pilot

Author: Butch Childers
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491739150
Category: Humor
Page: 142
View: 9067
The Adventures and Misadventures of Ace the Pilot chronicles the deeds done right and deeds done wrong that the featured pilots lived through with sheer luck and by the grace of God. The stories included in this collection are true—at least as true as you can expect from pilots— who are not reliable sources So Ace the pilot will take some of the blame and all the credit for these stories. Author Butch Childers was a pilot for over eighteen years. Some of the tales are about him; some are about pilots he had the pleasure, or in some cases, the displeasure of sharing a flight or two with over the years. From “First Ride in a Chopper” to “Ducks in the Flap,” this collection of stories provides an inside look at the ups and downs of being a pilot, private or commercial. Whether you are a pilot or not, these stories are bound to pique the interest of anyone who has an interest in flying. This realistic collection of stories will resonate with pilots and civilians alike.

Unique Imagery from Around the World: Stories and Techniques Behind Their Creation

Author: James O'Rear
ISBN: 184753239X
Category: Art
Page: 60
View: 1370
James O'Rear brings to the marketplace some of his favorite images collected from his travels around the world. Locations featured include Alaska, the Azores, China and Venice with subjects ranging from flowers to fireworks, aviation to auroras! Included with each full-color photograph is information about locations, events and equipment used in their creation.

The Bandit King

Author: George Emerson Kinney
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469112965
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
View: 4855
South Austin redneck meets Mayan surrealism. Disillusioned by the complacency of modern American society and generally bored, Dylan King and his traveling companion, Sam ODonnel head for Mexico seeking adventure and fortune. Through a sequence of events that is being choreographed by ancient deities through dreams, the travelers become deeply involved in a violent revolution in Mexico that eventually alters the balance of power in the Western Hemisphere forever. Kings association with the mysterious and beautiful Marcella Springs, who is actually the embodiment of a pre-Columbian goddess, and Alvarez, her chosen warrior, provide the backdrop for a tale that shakes our traditional world views and explores the world of metaphysics and separate realities from a perspective refreshed by recent discoveries in the field of quantum physics and laced with an ample supply of down home sex and humor.

Fire on the Runway

A Paul Shenstone Mystery
Author: Mel Bradshaw
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459703375
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 4474
From one grenade exploding in 1920s Toronto to the seeds of a new war in Europe ... As Torontonians move to the beat of the Jazz Age, war is the furthest thing from their minds. Then a fatal grenade explosion outside a west end hotel room breaks the rhythm. The room’s registered occupant, a mysterious European woman calling herself Lucy, disappears before she can shed any light on the incident. Police detective Paul Shenstone believes someone is trying to assassinate Lucy. Once he has found her, he will learn the reason: she has uncovered dangerous secrets that threaten world peace. Shenstone must protect Lucy and pursue her attackers. At the same time, his own experience as an infantry officer in Flanders compels him to go beyond his police function. He feels he must help Lucy get her message to the corridors of power, so that a new war may be prevented.