Something Wholesale

Author: Eric Newby

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Clothing workers

Page: 228

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From his repatriation as a prisoner of war in 1945 to his writing of the bestselling 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush' in 1956, Eric Newby's years as a commercial traveller in the world of haute couture were as full of adventure and oddity as any during his time as travel editor for the Observer. 'Something Wholesale' is Newby's hilarious and wonderfully chaotic tale of the disorder that was his life as an apprentice to the family garment firm of Lane and Newby, including hilariously recounted escapades with sudden-onset wool allergies, waist-deep predicaments in tissue paper and the soul-destroying task of matching buttons. In addition to the charming chaos of his work in the family business, it is also a warm and loving portrait of his father, a delightfully eccentric gentleman who managed to spend more energy avoiding and actively participating in disasters than he did in preserving his business. With its quick wit, self-deprecating charm and splendidly fascinating detail, this is vintage Newby - only with a garment bag in place of a well-worn suitcase.

The Rotarian

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Page: 72

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

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Textile Procurement in the Military Services

Hearings Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. January-July 1955

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations

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Page: 1169

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Textile Procurement in the Military Services

Hearings Before the United States Senate Committee on Government Operations, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

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Category: Clothing and dress

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Investigates alleged graft and corruption in textile procurement practices of DOD.

Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs

And Other Fascinating Facts About the English Language

Author: Katherine Barber

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 930

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Works

Author: Charles Dickens

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Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens

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Category: Gordon Riots, 1780

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Operation Pretense

The FBI's Sting on County Corruption in Mississippi

Author: James R. Crockett

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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Category: History

Page: 339

View: 950

"Detailing the intricate story, this book gives an account of the FBI's stratagem of creating a decoy company that ingratiated itself throughout the supervisors' fiefdoms and brought about a jolting expose, sweeping repercussions, and a crusade for reform."--BOOK JACKET.