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Pressure Creates Diamonds

Author : Caroline Jimenez
ISBN : 1981288473
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Pressure Creates Diamonds examines life in its totality. Jackie Gray, just starting out in her career after college, is determined to make a name for herself and to realize her passions in life. She stumbles into a job as a talent agent, the industry she fantasized about only in her daydreams. Her transition to adulthood is not an easy one. Privy to the behind-the-scenes of the entertainment world, Jackie realizes there's more to it than just photo opportunities and celebrities. A darker world than she'd care to admit, she's met with questionable situations and comes away with life lessons. Along the way, Jackie finds friends in unlikely places, breaks hearts of women, and makes enemies with some of Hollywood's stars. Honest, raw, messy, passionate, Pressure Creates Diamonds is a rollercoaster ride that won't stop spinning. Finding her place in this world is more than just living the dream or falling in love with that perfect woman - it's about getting cut and coming out shining.

Diamond In The Rough

Author : Kenya Hatchett
ISBN : 1081916079
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Royalty Promise Yourself that you will choose to love yourself every day, whether or not you sleep beside another hueman. Because contrary to popular belief, to become whole you have to start to love every inch of yourself, your body, every aspect of your character, and every feature of your mind. You won't find that peace in someone else's arms. You Must Love YOURSELF enough to demand the respect you deserve from everyone around you because you are worth it. And you must learn to walk away when you see they can't or won't Respect or Love you the way you do.

Pressure Creates Diamonds

Author : Zaplou Publishing
ISBN : 1072433168
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This glossy finish blank lined paper composition book is ideal for making notes, lists and diary writing. Stay organized with the stylish paperback notebook. Keep this notebook on your desk, beside table or in your bag. Features black and white blank lined paper interior. This is a softcover notebook which is designed for you to write in. It does not contain any writing.

Pressure Makes Diamonds

Author : Valerie Graves
ISBN : 9781617755200
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Written in a highly polished yet informal style, this book will appeal to readers interested in memoirs of accomplished businesswomen and African American success, as well as those who want a glimpse into the fast-paced world of a top-level ad executive." --Library Journal "Graves established herself as a fierce force in the advertising field and a greatly admired role model for black professionals establishing themselves in American business. In a moving book steeped in perseverance and empowering determination, the author fully embodies the challenges of her culture and those of being a motivated businesswoman . . . Optimistic and galvanizing, Graves’ message of hope and hard work is timely and applicable." --Kirkus Reviews "Barrier-breaking, highly celebrated creative director and advertising executive Graves is about more than glittery and impressive national advertising campaigns and her association with international celebrities and various Fortune 500 companies . . . No one was looking for her, but she showed up, spoke directly to the public, and captured the world’s attention. Graves’ well-told tale, set against a detailed social and cultural backdrop, of courage and success both personally (including a happy marriage) and professionally is moving and inspiring." --Booklist “A story about an accomplished woman who is the epitome of grit . . . Whether recalling the guilt she felt as a working, absentee parent, or how she came to adopt new age thinking, the author’s storytelling skills and use of humor, imagery, and figurative language is noteworthy. At an early age, Valerie decided she would fake it until she made it. Now a success by most standards, she no longer has to pretend. Anyone who enjoys reading about those who travel difficult paths in life will find Pressure Makes Diamonds to be inspirational.” --Foreword Reviews "When you get dealt a tough hand, you might choose to fold or you might decide to hold. If you’re Valerie Graves, you reshuffle the whole damn deck...Graves’s can’t-stop-won’t-stop energy offers a jump start toward meeting objectives and renews hope. Pressure Makes Diamonds is about more than overcoming." --Essence Magazine "A gem of a book . . . Valerie Graves has spun an appealing narrative with a protagonist who reads like an African-American female counterpart of Horatio Alger. Her journey from Mud Lake, Pontiac, an exurb of Detroit, to a corner office on Madison Avenue is exhilarating, marking her rise to the upper echelons of advertising and providing readers with an exposé of her creative life and the world ruled by ‘Mad Men.’” -- New York Amsterdam News "Graves paints the picture of how she was a determined woman who faked it till she made it—and made it big. [An] inspirational memoir." --Black Enterprise This is the unflinching memoir of a female African American advertising executive's unprecedented and unlikely success, which began in the Mad Men era. It follows her journey from the projects of Motown-era Michigan to the skyscrapers of Madison Avenue and beyond. With marches, riots, and demonstrations as the backdrop, and rock 'n' roll as a soundtrack, this book accompanies Graves as she traverses the seismically shifting terrain of 1960s and '70s America on her quest to "be somebody." In the '80s and '90s, as Graves makes her ascent to the East Coast heights of the white male–dominated advertising world, she turns familiarity with harsh realities like racism and sexism into robust insights that deeply connect with African American consumers. During the golden era of black advertising, she becomes an undisputed "somebody." Soon, though, she learns that money, success, a good marriage, and connections that reach all the way to the White House cannot entirely insulate her against the social ills that threaten to crush black Americans.

Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks

Author : Willie Jolley
ISBN : 9780768408898
Genre : Business & Economics
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Willie Jolley is ready to help you take your first steps on the road to success, empowering you to make the positive changes in your life that will not only change the way you work, but the way you think. A master of positive motivation, organization, and inspiration, Jolley has the tools you can use to triumph in tough times, to see your setbacks as new opportunities, and to invest confidence in your ideas. With potent psychological insight, hard business know-how, and techniques you can use on a daily basis, Jolley will empower you to: Create your own PHD (persistence, hunger, and determination) that will power you through tough times Focus on the pursuit of success—and then follow through on it in a consistent way Maintain calm in situations of panic—and target opportunities others will pass by Break through negativity so you can make the decisions that will pay off on your path to success Find an “attitude of gratitude” that will fortify your spiritual, physical, and financial growth Willie Jolley draws upon the inspiring real-life success stories and intelligent insights to show you how to create a positive outlook, become adaptable to every circumstance, and seize the opportunities that will lead you to greater success.

The Time Of Our Lives

Author : Nina Beth Cardin
ISBN : 087441718X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses major Jewish life cycle events, including their historical background and meaning, as well as a description of the steps involved.

The Falling Between Us

Author : Ash Parsons
ISBN : 9780698408425
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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All-consuming fame and fortune prove too much for a teen popstar who suddenly goes missing--Eddie and the Cruisers for the Justin Bieber era. "An uplifting story of love, grief, and forgiveness."--Kirkus Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection! Just eight months ago, fifteen-year-old Roxanne Stewart was stuck in her tiny, middle-of-nowhere hometown with no prospects of leaving. But after her boyfriend, Joshua Blackbird, posts a performance of an original song on YouTube, he becomes an overnight sensation, catapulting to the dizzying heights of celebrity, and Rox joins him on the whirlwind ride of a massive national tour. But it's not long before the never-blinking eye of fame begins weighing them both down--the constant hunger of managers, diehard fans who call themselves "Birdies," record execs, paparazzi, and even family, all leeching onto Joshua. Then one day, Joshua Blackbird disappears. Was it a suicide? An accident? Rox will stop at nothing to find out the truth. The Falling Between Us is a haunting love story and a piercing look at the costs of fame. Praise for The Falling Between Us "With a shrewd and sympathetic narrator and multiple elements of interest--music, celebrity, grief, mental health--this novel is a recommended first purchase." --School Library Journal

Science Fair Projects

Author : Robert L. Bonnet
ISBN : 080697771X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents projects and experiments covering chemical principles in sciences such as geology, electronics, environmental science, and health, with dozens of ideas for science fair chemistry projects.

The Dark Tree

Author : Steve Isoardi
ISBN : 9780520932241
Genre : Music
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While he was still in his twenties, Horace Tapscott gave up a successful career in Lionel Hampton’s band and returned to his home in Los Angeles to found the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a community arts group that focused on providing affordable, community-oriented jazz and jazz training. Over the course of almost forty years, the Arkestra, together with the related Union of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension (UGMAA) Foundation, were at the forefront of the vital community-based arts movements in black Los Angeles. Some three hundred artists—musicians, vocalists, poets, playwrights, painters, sculptors, and graphic artists—passed through these organizations, many ultimately remaining within the community and others moving on to achieve international fame. Based primarily on one hundred in-depth interviews with current and former participants, The Dark Tree is the first history of the important and largely overlooked community arts movement of African American Los Angeles. Brought to life by the passionate voices of the men and women who worked to make the arts integral to everyday community life, this engrossing book completes the account began in the highly acclaimed Central Avenue Sounds, which documented the secular music history of the first half of the twentieth century and which the San Francisco Examiner called "one of the best jazz books ever compiled."

Pressure Proof Your Marriage

Author : Dennis Rainey
ISBN : 1590522117
Genre : Religion
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Identifies the sources of stress in a marriage that cause families to become overburdened and estranged, sharing practical, Biblical strategies for making important family choices while explaining how to view pressure as an opportunity to strengthen a marriage and a relationship with God.


Author : Sun Kwok
ISBN : 9783642328022
Genre : Science
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How did life originate on Earth? For over 50 years, scientists believed that life was the result of a chemical reaction involving simple molecules such as methane and ammonia cooking in a primordial soup. Recent space observations have revealed that old stars are capable of making very complex organic compounds. At some point in their evolution, stars eject those organics and spread them all over the Milky Way galaxy. There is evidence that these organic dust particles actually reached the early Solar System. Through bombardments by comets and asteroids, the young Earth inherited significant amounts of stardust. Was the development of life assisted by the arrival of these extraterrestrial materials? In this book, the author describes stunning discoveries in astronomy and solar system science made over the last 10 years that have yielded a new perspective on the origin of life. Other interesting topics discussed in this book The discovery of diamonds and other gemstones in space The origin of oil Neon signs and fluorescent lights in space Smoke from the stars Stardust in our hands Where oceans come from The possibility of bacteria in space

The Internet Newsroom

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ISBN : IND:30000092446313
Genre : Internet
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Your guide to the world of electronic factgathering.

Gigantic Book Of Winning Science Fair Projects

Author : Robert L. Bonnet
ISBN : 1402729235
Genre : Science projects
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Industrial Diamond Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112008933688
Genre : Diamonds, Industrial
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Business Digest Of India

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ISBN : UOM:39015086741546
Genre : Business
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ISBN : PSU:000055165877
Genre : Diamonds, Industrial
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Success Gems

Author : Jewel Diamond Taylor
ISBN : 1884743021
Genre : Self-Help
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Ultrahigh Pressure Mineralogy

Author : Russell Julian Hemley
ISBN : UCSD:31822026212456
Genre : Science
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Volume 37 of Reviews in Mineralogy, divided into three sections, begins with an overview (Chapter 1) of the remarkable advances in the ability to subject minerals-not only as pristine single-crystal samples but also complex, natural mineral assemblages-to extreme pressure-temperature conditions in the laboratory. These advances parallel the development of an arsenal of analytical methods for measuring mineral behavior under those conditions. This sets the stage for section two (Chapters 2-8) which focuses on high-pressure minerals in their geological setting as a function of depth. This top-down approach begins with what we know from direct sampling of high-pressure minerals and rocks brought to the surface to detailed geophysical observations of the vast interior. The third section (Chapters 9-19) presents the material fundamentals, starting from properties of a chemical nature, such as crystal chemistry, thermochemistry, element partitioning, and melting, and moving toward the domain of mineral physics such as melt properties, equations of state, elasticity, rheology, vibrational dynamics, bonding, electronic structure, and magnetism. The Review thus moves from the complexity of rocks to their mineral components and finally to fundamental properties arising directly from the play of electrons and nuclei. This volume was prepared for a short course by the same title, organized by Russell J. Hemley and Ho-kwang Mao and sponsored by the Mineralogical Society of America, December 4-6, 1998 on the campus of the University of California at Davis.

Sports N Spokes

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ISBN : NWU:35558005265737
Genre : People with disabilities
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The American Legion

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ISBN : IND:30000111538637
Genre : Veterans
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