Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise", "The Beautiful and Damned", "The Great Gatsby" (his most famous), and "Tender Is the Night". A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon", was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair. Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. His short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", was the basis for a 2008 film. "Tender Is the Night" was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. "The Beautiful and Damned" was filmed in 1922 and 2010. "The Great Gatsby" has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years: 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald's own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in "Beloved Infidel".
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Forward: the laws of life; Charting your life; your physical self; Your intellectual or mental self; How to develop a winning personality; How to get along with people; Confidential chart for self analysis, etc.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
UK is a globally competitive location for shipping. The maritime sector earns £8.8 - £11.8 billion for the economy and supports 214,000 jobs. The Government's new maritime strategy poses the right questions about UK shipping but does not yet provide compelling answers on a range of key points. In particular, it is unclear how the Government plans to address the looming skills gap whereby the UK will have 5,000 fewer deck and engineering officers than the UK's maritime sector is predicted to require by 2021. The Committee recommends that the Government: make an explicit commitment to address fully a significant looming shortfall in UK trained seafarers partly through the Tonnage Tax, SMaRT funding and apprenticeships; commission an independent review of the MCA to evaluate how far a ongoing budget cuts may weaken the UK's ability to enforce compliance with international shipping regulations, undermine its status as a high-quality flag nation and shrink its influence within the International Maritime Organisation.; review the support the UK provides through its oversight of the Red Ensign Group to a number of competing registries of crown dependencies and UK overseas territories to raise the standards of the vessels which fly under the this flag; implement stronger seamanship qualifications by 2016 for the crew of all transfer vessels taking staff to and from offshore wind farm installations (and to call for voluntary compliance with these higher standards before that deadline); and support London International Shipping Week 2015 but showcase shipping around the country
This collection looks at the lives and work of a selection of South Africa's engineering greats - from road builders Andrew Geddes Bain and son, Thomas in the early 19th century, to 20th century innovators like Nico Stutterheim, G.B. Lauf and T.D. Wadley.
The biography of veteran entrepreneur Dr. Nilkanth Kalyani. It provides a vivid account of his career and achievements, the battles he had to fight and the laurels he earned. The biography depicts excellently the qualities that go into the making of a suc
Recollections of the Life and Times of Esther Dartigue
Author: Esther Dartigue
Esther and her family left behind a comfortable life in Hungary to escape what her father sensed was coming - World War I. But instead of rejoicing in their new U.S. home, they were plunged into poverty and deprivation. So at age 11 Esther made another escape, seeing education as her ticket out. She left home and supported herself as a domestic while she went through high school, college, and graduate school, earning her master's at Columbia University's Teachers College, where she met her future husband, Haitian-born Maurice Dartigue. After a whirlwind romance, they married and went to Haiti, which was the start of a 15-year adventure. They fled Haiti in the midst of a revolution and received political asylum in the U.S. Money was very tight until Maurice found a job at the new UN, while Esther taught at the college level and directed several nursery schools. But the specter of bigotry, because of his color and their mixed marriage, always shadowed them. When Maurice transferred to UNESCO in Paris, a brand-new adventure opened up, lasting almost 50 years. Esther became director of the UN Nursery School and a spokesperson for and specialist in bilingual education in an international nursery school setting. After Maurice's death, she researched and wrote two books about his career, one in English and one in French. Through the years, she rubbed elbows with peasants and presidents, poets and politicians; traveled extensively; and took advantage of all that she encountered. It really was an extraordinary life!