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The Wages of Fear

Georges Arnaud
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Georges Arnaud

First published in 1950, Georges Arnaud's The Wages of Fear is an unbearably tense classic thriller about men with nothing to lose in the toughest place on Earth.When the Crude Oil Corporation's Number 16 well blows its top, the only available explosive to halt the gushing blast of flame and smoke is nitroglycerine - and that is 300 miles away.This is the reason for the hastily written sign in Las Piedras: DRIVERS WANTED, DANGEROUS WORK. HIGH PAY.Three men have to drive a lorry all the way to that oil field, over rough mountain roads spattered with boulders and potholes, through a whole night, under a burning tropical sun. The lorry has to travel those 300 miles with no special safety devices, and hastily adapted tanks - carrying half a ton of explosives that could reduce it to dust at the slightest jolt ...Twice adapted as award-winning films, The Wages of Fear will soon be a major movie from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley (High Rise).

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The Dante Trap

Arnaud Delalande
Authors:
Arnaud Delalande
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Become an Approved Driving Instructor

Colin Crane, Paul Pearson
Authors:
Colin Crane, Paul Pearson

This book will not only tell you how to become an Approved Driving Instructor (car) but also how to set up your own driving school. It's written for aspiring or trainee driving instructors, or experienced instructors who would like to move from working with another school to develop their own independent business, by two authors who have both done exactly that. In it you will discover how to; become a driving instructor while keeping training costs to a minimum; prepare your clients to pass their test - and enjoy a high pass rate; choose the best training areas; save GBP000s on your ADI training and future business costs; choose the most suitable training cars; run your business profitably and professionally; avoid time-consuming and frustrating pitfalls.Contents: About the authors; Preface; Introduction; 1. Become an approved driving Instructor; 2. Choosing your trainer; 3. Your training; 4. Choosing your car; 5. The ADI as a businessperson; 6. Working as an ADI; 7. Dealing with a new client; 8. Structuring yours lessons; 9. Planning lessons and training areas; 10. Preparing for the test and the test day; Appendix 1: web addresses and contact details; Appendix 2: ADI training information; Appendix 3: terminology used by examiners on the test; Appendix 4: first aid kits and accident books; Appendix 5: checklist for choosing your training car; Appendix 6: abbreviations; Index.

Westview Press

Feminist Philosophy

Katharina Vester, Herta Nagl-Docekal
Authors:
Katharina Vester, Herta Nagl-Docekal

Are we in a post-feminist era? Has the term, feminist, grown out of its resisted stance? What from today's standpoint is an appropriate concept of feminist philosophy? And is it not the case that all people thinking democratically must share its central concern? In Feminist Philosophy , internationally acclaimed philosopher Herta Nagl-Docekal discusses and critiques the theories of today. Her study ranges across philosophical anthropology, aesthetics, philosophy of science, the critique of reason, political theory, and philosophy of law. Feminist Philosophy confronts the entire field with the problem of the hierarchical relations of the sexes. Throughout her work, Nagl-Docekal affirms the importance of feminist thought as she presses for new approaches to common problems.

Basic Books

Spoiled Rotten

Arthur Fleisher, Brian Goff, Fleischer Goff
Authors:
Arthur Fleisher, Brian Goff, Fleischer Goff

According to commonly repeated reports, wages and personal incomes have stagnated in the U.S. over the last twenty-five years for average Americans. A corollary argument asserts that the combination of flat living standards for the masses and rising standards for a privileged few have created a number of social ills. Spoiled Rotten presents a simple and contradictory argument: properly measured standards of material well-being have grown for practically all U.S. residents over the last twenty-five years, and this fantastic growth is responsible for a variety of negative social consequences.In developing their ideas about wealth and its influence, Goff and Fleisher look for grass-roots explanations. The problems the authors attribute to the growth in wealth include employment issues such as job selection and security, family issues such as illegitimacy and divorce, rising crime trends, educational issues such as sluggish SAT scores, and others. Further, the authors discuss how wealth has allowed Americans to create problems out of thin air, including many of the supposed environmental dangers, health care expenditures, and safety regulation.Given appropriate space are wealth's many beneficial contributions to social issues. These benefits lead into the authors' final analysis in the book: what to do about wealth's negative effects without destroying its positive impacts?

Constable

Prince Rupert: Admiral and General at Sea

Frank Kitson
Authors:
Frank Kitson

This text takes up the story of Prince Rupert from 1647, when his army career came to an end, and examines his work as an admiral, then sometimes known as a general-at-sea.

Westview Press

Latina Realities

Oliva Espin
Authors:
Oliva Espin

A retrospective of fifteen years, this book brings together, for the first time, Oliva Espín's previously published articles and conference papers. Together, these writings reveal the complexity and encompassing quality of Espín's most significant contributions to the contemporary debates within psychology. Topics include sexuality, therapy with Latinas and other women of colour, immigrant and refugee women, ethnic minority and immigrant women of diverse sexual orientations, and theoretical perspectives on feminist psychology and diversity.Primarily focusing on the experiences of Latina women, gleaned from psychotherapy practice and research, the book presents discussions on experience as a source of theory and method in psychology issues relevant to immigrant women and girls, such as sexuality and language and other similar topics. Latina Realities is bound to be a valuable text for advanced courses exploring diversity in psychology and women's lives as well as a useful supplementary reading for introductory courses in psychology of women, women's studies, cultural psychology, and other gender or ethnic issues courses.

Constable

Prince Rupert

Frank Kitson
Authors:
Frank Kitson

This is a romantic and colourful story of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, an extraordinary military commander. General Kitson discusses Rupert's boyhood study of fortifications, the early campaigns, his military studies and battle procedures.

Basic Books

Kidding Ourselves

Rhona Mahony
Authors:
Rhona Mahony

Why do so many smart, career-oriented, even ardently feminist women end up with nearly sole responsibility for running their households and raising their children? Why does it happen even in couples who had promised to share that work equally? Kidding Ourselves traces the decisions that women and men make,usually unwittingly,before and after marriage, and especially after the birth of a child, that lead inevitably to an old-fashioned division of labour at home. It also explains why change is necessary. As long as nearly all men devote themselves first and foremost to paying work, they will on average outearn women, who reduce their hours and travel in their paying job once they have a child. With this ground-breaking book, Rhona Mahony suggests practical ways to bring men into child raising and end the unfair burden of women's second shift.

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Georges Arnaud

Henri Girald was a French author who used the pseudonym Georges Arnaud. He was born in France, in Montpellier. He is the author of the novel The Wages of Fear.

Arnaud Delalande

34-year-old Arnaud Delalande is a screenwriter and author, whose first novel, The Underground of Notre Dame, has been translated into several languages. His other novels are The Church of Satan and The Music of the Dead. He lives in France.