Cousins Maine Lobster How One Food Truck Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

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Cousins Maine Lobster: How One Food Truck Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business
Letters from Belsen 1945: An Australian nurse’s experiences with the survivors of war by Muriel Knox Doherty, Judith Cornell, R Lynette Russell
Ever Glorious :
The Front Line Letters of the Crookenden Brothers, 1936-46
The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan
Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865
Red Hot Mama : The Life of Sophie Tucker

Cousins Maine Lobster: How One Food Truck Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business

2018 | ISBN: 1250122171 | English | 288 Pages | EPUB | 4 MB

From the co-founders of the smash hit Cousins Maine Lobster food trucks comes a business book revealing to new entrepreneurs how the authors built their brand through integrity and authenticity.
In early 2012, Jim Tselikis visited L.A. and met up with his cousin Sabin Lomac. Over a few drinks they waxed nostalgic about their childhood in Maine, surrounded by family, often elbow deep in delicious lobster while gathered around the picnic table. From this strong memory was born the very first Cousins Maine Lobster food truck. Smart, authentic marketing, and sustainable, delicious ingredients helped turn that one food truck into an overnight sensation. Then, in just three years, they went from a single food truck to a nationally-franchised legion of trucks, an online delivery service, and a brick-and-mortar restaurant, grossing over $15 million dollars in sales a year.
Start-up fever has taken hold of America, and there are hundreds of books to teach readers how to become an entrepreneur; this is the first book to answer the question: What’s next? At each step, Jim and Sabin were faced with hard decisions-opening each new food truck carefully instead of rushing to meet the demand; turning down a six-figure franchise offer because it came from someone who didn’t support their vision; turning down Shark Tank (twice) until they could insist on participating only if Barbara Corcoran was one of the Sharks. Now Jim and Sabin teach readers how they, too, can reach the next level of success in their own businesses, without having to compromise themselves.

Letters from Belsen 1945: An Australian nurse’s experiences with the survivors of war by Muriel Knox Doherty, Judith Cornell, R Lynette Russell

English | May 21st, 2018 | ASIN: B07D261G9M, ISBN: 1865082228 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 5.51 MB

When British troops arrived at Belsen concentration camp in April 1945 they found 40,000 desperately ill men, women and children and 10,000 unburied dead bodies. In a final act of cruelty the Germans had withheld food and water from the inmates for a week. Typhus was raging and conditions were chaotic.
Muriel Knox Doherty arrived soon after as Chief Nurse with the task of creating a hospital, scrounging supplies and saving as many of the camp survivors as possible. In letters written to her mother and friends in Australia, Doherty describes her experiences at Belsen in moving detail.
She tells of the plight of Jewish survivors unable to return home, and the challenge of rebuilding their health and their self-respect. She is inundated with appeals from desperate families trying to find their loved ones among the camp survivors and the many displaced people at Belsen. For one particularly memorable day she attends the Luneberg Trials as Belsen survivors gave evidence against war criminals.
One of the few accounts of a concentration camp written by a non-Jew, this remarkable collection of letters is illustrated with drawings by one of the Belsen survivors and period photographs. It is a compassionate tale of the effects of war and the effort made to heal Europe after World War II.

Ever Glorious :
The Front Line Letters of the Crookenden Brothers, 1936-46

English | 2016 | ISBN: 1910777765 | 247 Pages | PDF | 5.92 MB

The Crookenden brothers – Henry, Napier and Spencer – were born into a military dynasty. Their father, Arthur, was a renowned Cheshire Regiment officer and had served as a Brigade Major in Gallipoli and on the Western Front during the First World War. Napier followed in his father’s footsteps – becoming an officer in the Cheshire Regiment – and saw action during the Arab Revolt in Palestine in 1936. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Napier’s brothers followed him into the army for war service: Henry in the Queen’s Westminster Rifles and the King’s Royal Rifle Corps and Spencer in the Royal Engineers. Spencer and Henry’s wartime service took a different course to their brother. While Napier languished in a succession of unrewarding posts in Great Britain, his brothers fought across North Africa and into Italy. Napier – desperate to see action – joined the new airborne arm and, as a Brigade Major, arrived in Normandy by glider on D-Day. Promotion followed rapidly and he took over a parachute battalion before returning to England. As the pace of the war increased, Napier found himself continually in the front line. His battalion fought in the Battle of the Bulge and he parachuted at its head during the Rhine crossing operation. Napier pursued the German Army across its homeland – reaching the Baltic, where he finished the war facing down the Russian Army in Wismar on VE Day. With the war over, the brothers’ fortunes once again took different paths. Henry and Spencer left with the effects of wounds and illness sustained during the war, and returned to civilian life to pursue full careers and lives. Napier stayed with the army and saw operational service in Palestine once again and Malaya. He retired in 1972 as a three-star General. Ever Glorious is written through the letters exchanged between Henry, Napier, Spencer and their father, Arthur. The book takes the reader from Gallipoli to the Baltic; North Africa to the Ardennes; Normandy to Palestine; and from Italy to Malaya. Often gripping – sometimes amusing and always insightful – these letters reveal the experiences, thoughts and emotions of a family involved in war across the 20th century.

The Battles and Campaigns of Confederate General Nathan
Bedford Forrest, 1861-1865

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1611212847 | 481 Pages | PDF | 12 MB

Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the most intriguing characters to emerge during the Civil War. There is no shortage of books and articles on the man and his generalship, with topics ranging from hero worship based on his extraordinary battlefield successes to condemnation based on his association with Fort Pillow and later, the Ku Klux Klan.Author John R. Scales, a retired Special Forces brigadier general, breaks new ground with The Campaigns and Battles of General Nathan Bedford Forrest: Kentucky to Chickamauga, 1861-1863. This first installment of a two-book work carefully examines, in an entirely unique fashion, the campaigns and battles in which Forrest participated during the first two years of the war—the period during which he learned the role he was born to play.
Each chapter covers a specific raid or campaign and begins by describing the operational picture in which Forrest operated, thus helping the reader understand the larger environment within which the movements were made and the battles fought. This is followed by a narrative of the decisions Forrest and his opponents made and the actions they took. Firsthand sources, including heavy use of official documents and reports from the Official Records, coupled with nearly 60 detailed maps, allow the reader to understand the background, engagements, and movements that involved Forrest and his command.
The Campaigns and Battles of General Nathan Bedford Forrest is also a guide to Forrest’s campaigns. Each chapter narrative is augmented by detailed driving directions for both the battlefields and the routes of the cavalryman’s famous raids, making it easy for readers to follow the general’s path during the first two years of the war. A detailed review of each raid or campaign concludes each chapter, which allows General Scales to use his own extensive military background to explain how and why Forrest grew in ability and potential as a result of his experience—or didn’t.
For the first time, readers will finally fully understand where, how, and why each of Forrest’s engagements took place and how his actions affected the war in the Western Theater. The late award winning author Albert Castel asked two major questions about Nathan Bedford Forrest: “Exactly what impact did Forrest’s dazzling raids and victories have upon the overall course of the war?” and “Had Forrest been given a higher command and/or greater opportunities, what would have been the potential outcome as regards the fate of the Confederacy?” This book will make it easier to answer both.

Red Hot Mama : The Life of Sophie Tucker

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1477312366 | 303 Pages | True PDF | 43 MB

The “First Lady of Show Business” and the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker was a star in vaudeville, radio, film, and television. A gutsy, song-belting stage performer, she entertained audiences for sixty years and inspired a host of younger women, including Judy Garland, Carol Channing, and Bette Midler. Tucker was a woman who defied traditional expectations and achieved success on her own terms, becoming the first female president of the American Federation of Actors and winning many other honors usually bestowed on men. Dedicated to social justice, she advocated for African Americans in the entertainment industry and cultivated friendships with leading black activists and performers. Tucker was also one of the most generous philanthropists in show business, raising over four million dollars for the religious and racial causes she held dear.
Drawing from the hundreds of scrapbooks Tucker compiled, Red Hot Mama presents a compelling biography of this larger-than-life performer. Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff tells an engrossing story of how a daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants set her sights on becoming one of the most formidable women in show business and achieved her version of the American dream. More than most of her contemporaries, Tucker understood how to keep her act fresh, to change branding when audiences grew tired and, most importantly, how to connect with her fans, the press, and entertainment moguls. Both deservedly famous and unjustly forgotten today, Tucker stands out as an exemplar of the immigrant experience and a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry.