How Did All This Happen?

Author: John Bishop

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007436157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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If you’re a man of a certain age you’ll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea.
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How on Earth Did All This Happen?!

A Walk Through the Events That Led to the Current World Economic Crisis

Author: Melvin Porter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781442152373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 2815

This book's purpose is to educate the reader about the current world economic crisis. How did the subprime mortgage crisis evolve how did it lead to the financial crisis and eventually to a world economic crisis. Will we ever fully recover and what are the possible ways out of this situation? Has really everything been so unpredictable? How can we be better prepared in the future and is the next bubble already emerging? This book is in interesting walk through the events that happened between 2007 and 2009. The protagonists are known and the stage is the world. It is possible to start reading the book at any point. Interrelations are repeatedly explained to highline the connections and relations in which the following incidents happened.
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Love That Latte!

Author: Rebecca Soulette

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557470498

Category: Self-Help

Page: 82

View: 700

For the past seven years, Life Coach, Rebecca Soulette, has been gaining fans for her "Latte For The Soul" newsletter. Filled with tools to live happy, courageous, and fulfilled lives (with lots of entertaining, real-life examples), "Latte's" articles were originally meant as a way for Rebecca to keep connected with her private clients. Today "Latte" has become a cherished weekly treat for its subscribers, worldwide. This book brings together the first batch of those articles so that you, too, can Love That Latte!
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How Did That Happen?

Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way

Author: Roger Connors,Tom Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101133415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3116

The New York Times bestseller that provides a simple, proven approach to improve accountability and the bottom line. The economy crashes, the government misfires, businesses fail, leaders don't lead, managers don't manage, and people don't follow through, leaving us asking, "How did that happen?" Surprises caused by a lack of personal accountability plague almost every organization today, from the political arena to large and small businesses. How Did That Happen? offers a proven way to eliminate these nasty surprises, gain an unbeatable competitive edge, and enhance performance by holding others accountable the positive, principled way. As the experts on workplace accountability and the authors of The Oz Principle, Roger Connors and Tom Smith tackle the next crucial step everyone can take, whether working as a manager, supervisor, CEO, or individual performer: creating greater accountability in all the people on whom you depend.
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Ethel

The Fictional Autobiography : a Novel of Ethel Rosenberg

Author: Tema Nason

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815607458

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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In this fictional autobiography, Ethel Rosenberg -- condemned to death and protesting her innocence -- tells her own story.
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Motivating My Life Recovery

Never Fear, Never Hesitate, Never Quit

Author: Andre Souliere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477110267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

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Andre Souliere grew up in Biddeford Maine in an old farm house that his grandfather had built. After High School Andre enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met his first wife and together they had two daughters along with a step-daughter. They were stationed at different assignments in the United States as well as in Germany. Andre has remarried to the love of his life and they have been blessed with a son, where they now live in Steep Falls Maine enjoying the country life and outdoor activities. Andre also feels blessed to have five grandchildren who are the joy of everyones life. Andre enjoys presenting motivational talks and keynotes on safety, life recovery and life success. After his divorce, Andre fell into deep depression and alcoholism. During these dark times, Andre lost the will to go deal with the pain. His book covers his survival from divorce, separation from his children, depression, alcoholism, and suicide, death of a family member and the murder of his first grandson. The book also covers his motivation to survive, his love of God and the love story that he developed with his wife Joyce. The story starts with his entering a rehabilitation center and covers the periods up until he re-marries. This book is meant to illustrate Andres rise from the darkness of hell to where he is today. Andre would like this book to be a motivational tool for everyone for their life journey and success.
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Code 3

The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire

Author: Sean C. Cusack

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469100711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The year was 1995 and three very successful private ambulance companies joined forces in a mammoth merger to thwart the impending threat of FMR (Frequent Medical Response), the U.S.A.s largest nationally based private ambulance company. Power Ambulance from Chicago, Reagan-Stiller Ambulance from Greater Chicagoland, and Baileys Ambulance from southern Illinois and Indiana combined forces to become Tri*Medic Transport Incorporated. Code 3: The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire proves that people from all walks of life are attracted to the strange realm that is Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.). But like average employees, many of them come and go. Like druggies, they get their quick fix and then they leave. E.M.S. sees them come and go like the motions of the ocean. But what they leave behind are their unforgettable stories. Code 3: The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire is not your typical novel about the heroisms of what takes place in the back of an ambulance, rather, Code 3 takes you on a fast-paced lights and sirens ride through the delightful disgraces that are hidden well from the public eye. The tribulations of the mighty E.M.S. Tri*Medic are well chronicled in this in-depth partisan culture of the unique private ambulance company world. Code 3: The Rise & Fall of a Private Ambulance Empire is a dauntless expos of Nazi Germany and the Titanic Disaster, uniquely intertwined in the unforgiving E.M.S. field of battle. Code 3 is set inside a huge garage on the north side of Chicago that is a branch of the massive private ambulance company merger. It was inside this garage that most of the mayhem took place, making for an unforgettable reading experience. Like the stories and characters involved in the inception of this novel, you will never forget it.
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Comprehension Skills for the Caribbean

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602225179

Category: English language

Page: 64

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Thirty carefully selected comprehension passages, each followed by exercises and a variety of language activities. Specially designed to teach and test language and comprehension skills in primary schools, this series is an ideal preparation for the common entrance examination. Adapted from Once A Week Comprehension.
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All In

Author: Harry Brooks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469120232

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Xlibris website book description Although the term All In is usually used when a poker player bets all of his chips, the author has very cleverly applied the term to the actions of PJ Gould, in his quest for revenge. All In, is a fast moving novel that takes the reader on an exciting journey from the Middle East, through the cocaine jungle of Columbia South America, then to Las Vegas and ends up in New York in the boardroom of one of the largest companies in the United States. It is the story of PJ Gould, the adopted son of a middle class Jewish family from Philadelphia. When he learns he has a twin brother, Walter, who has been raised by the Lippincotts, one of the countries richest families in America, he realizes but for the luck of the draw, their situations could have been reversed. Although Walter Lippincott invites his twin brother to join him in the family business, PJ chooses instead to visit Israel after graduating from college. It is there he discovers his Judaism, and enlists in the Sayeret Matkal, Israels elite and most celebrated commando unit. The Sayeret Matkal is comparable to the US militarys Delta Force and is responsible for some of Israels high profile security missions. They also conduct highly sensitive assassinations, sabotage, and psychological warfare projects. PJ became an expert in all of these. He earned the reputation of the best in the business, and after leaving the Sayeret Matkal, he was recruited by the CIA. After fifteen years of performing political assassinations, he finally reached a point when he no longer wished to continue in the killing business. That was when he retired and moved to Las Vegas ,where he became a high stakes poker player. He played the game of poker the same way he lived his life. When he attempted to do something, he was all in. He never did anything half hearted. In poker, all in means you could be betting all of your money on the turn of a card. When he played this way, sometimes he won with the best hand. Other times he would win by bluffing the other players. After his twin brother and girlfriend are murdered gangland style, PJ vows revenge. Then when the Las Vegas police department warns him not to get involved, he explains to them that he intends to goAll In. There is no way they can prevent him from taking revenge. In life like in poker, sometime, you have to go ..all in. The story takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from Las Vegas to New York, and from there to Chicago and back. You will meet Anita, his brothers widow, Joey Sconsi a would be wise guy, and Joseph Cantelli, an old world Mafia Don. You will be introduced to Tozzi, the hit man, and Sid Mastro, the unlucky ex-con who finds himself in the middle of an ill conceived murder plot. The characters will jump off the page and keep you wondering what will happen next. All In is a must read.
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Manifesting in Alignment with Soul

Channeled Teachings of St. Francis

Author: Anina Davenport

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595474659

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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The purpose of Manifesting in Alignment with Soul is to help you to co-create with the universe with more ease and joy. You do not create alone. There is a whole universe out there ready to help and support you on your path. The book focuses on creating Highest Good, which means that sometimes you are not sure what you are creating, or what your true Self wants you to participate in. This becomes clearer as you take the first steps and keep intending Highest Good. There are practical examples and discussions of obstacles on the way; and throughout the book we remind you to be loving and gentle with yourself. You can achieve much more with ease and relaxation than with force and extreme effort although at times and in emergencies that might be necessary. We want you to come more into a flow where creation just happens. Your job is to check your beliefs and make sure that you are not working against yourself or your true Self. Our job is to remind you gently when you have become stuck in a rut or pattern and help you to get out of it. The book contains certain energies and can be picked up at random if you feel you need some help. Our love is with you.St. Francis
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The Diplomacy of Hope

The United Nations Since the Cold War

Author: Newton Bowles

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850434580

Category: Law

Page: 207

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Will the United Nations survive the convulsions over the US-led attack on Iraq and its aftermath? How will it respond to the worldwide threat of terrorism? This book shows these crises as the latest chapter in the struggle for peace and stability. Its authoritative and discursive analysis of today's United Nations provides a clear and refreshing insight into what has gone wrong as well as what is right about the organization. While focusing on a post-Soviet world now firmly set in the turbulent twenty-first century, the book traces the genesis of the current major concerns facing the UN back to their origins during the infancy of the UN. It sets out a full yet concise account of UN security (peace-building) doctrine and action; of disarmament strategies (from weapons of mass destruction to small arms); of its criminal jurisdiction; of human rights issues; of globalization and poverty contradictions; and of UN financing worries. The book also explores how the UN works, or does not, and describes how the tension between the elite Security Council and all-inclusive General Assembly can frustrate decisive action.
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Suitcase Sefton and the American Dream

Author: Jay Feldman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623687152

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Roving the lonesome highways in search of fresh baseball talent in 1942, New York Yankees scout Mac "Suitcase" Sefton discovers a once-in-a-lifetime talent in Jerry Yamada. The young left-handed pitcher seems poised to take his place among the pantheon of major league pitching greats. However, he's being held indefinitely in a Japanese American internment camp, and he's not even certain that he wants to play professional baseball. Caught behind barbed wire in a camp in Arizona, Jerry, his lovely sister, Annie, and their old-world parents make the best of their confinement while Sefton schemes to find a way to free Yamada and convince him to play for the Yanks. Sefton's interest in Yamada and his family changes from professional to personal when he accepts an offer to join the Yamadas for tea in their primitive quarters in a converted army barrack. Sefton's respect for their strength and the values they hold dear develops and deepens as he begins to see how his own lifestyle contrasts with the Yamadas’. A profound change takes place in him as he discusses freedom and the future with Annie. As a result, the relationships between the scout and the Japanese American family strain and strengthen as they share their cultures and lives. Amid baseball, racism, and hope, Sefton and the Yamadas rediscover the American dream.
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The Strivers

Adventure in Science, and Significance Forging a Fueled Future for Mankind

Author: Phil Wallace Payne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477114998

Category: Science

Page: 318

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Civilization is in an energy crisis. Human beings have wasted away the majority of their natural resources, but without energy, the world will die. Who will come to the rescue? In secret, a technical team of geniuses has developed a way to harvest usable and never ending energy from polar seas. In concept, their mission is simple; in delivery, it proves to be difficult and possibly tragic. The Strivers tells a story of life, love, and the labors undertaken by a brave few who believe in the energy of the ocean. From diverse backgrounds, the team is brought together by a shared mission; they change each other, and relationships evolve that never would have flourished without the worlds energy crisis. They are inventors, but they are also human beings, looking for connection in an inhospitable place. With luck, the team will find a way to convert ocean energy into the next great fuel for mankind. If they fail, they will not only lose their own lives, but they will cause the extinction of planet Earth. Human life is in the hands of the strivers, who must harness the fury of the sea to save the world. Will they succeed, or will the weakness of their humanity make them fail?
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How Did This Happen?

Poems for the Not So Young Anymore

Author: Mary D. Esselman,Elizabeth Ash Velez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455566993

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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From the bestselling authors of The Hell with Love, a fierce, funny, touching collection that takes the sting out of "aging while female."
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Grace After Midnight

A Memoir

Author: Felicia Pearson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446500984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Felicia Pearson, who starred of the acclaimed television series 'The Wire', reveals her incredible, hard-knock life story, one that dramatically parallels her television character. While Felicia is a brilliant actor who played a truly chilling role, what's most remarkable about "Snoop" is what she has overcome in her life. Snoop was born a three-pound cross-eyed crack baby in East Baltimore. Those streets are among the toughest in the world, but Snoop was tougher. The runt of the ghetto showed an early aptitude for drug slinging and violence and thrived as a baby gangsta until she landed in Jessup state penitentiary after killing a woman in self-defense. There she rebelled violently against the system, and it was only through the cosmic intervention of her mentor, Uncle Loney, that she turned her life around. Eventually, Snoop was discovered in a nightclub by one of The Wire's cast members and quickly recruited to be one of television's most frightening and intriguing villains. While the story of coming up from the hood has been told by Antwone Fisher and Chris Gardner, among others, Snoop's tale goes far deeper into The Life than any previous books. And like Mary Karr's story, Snoop's is a woman's story from a fresh point of view. She defied traditional conventions of gender and sexual preference on the hardest streets in America and in front of millions of viewers on TV.
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Five Minutes to Post

My Days in Commodities

Author: F.P. Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149315012X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

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I believe the story Im about to tell has substance. I didnt write this book to belittle anyone or try to bring people down. Im only stating the truth to my knowledge, giving you a story about a young man from Englewood as he grew up in two different worlds. This book is about friendships, commodities, management, coworkers, employees, employers, and relationships. The book starts off explaining the way errors, clerks, markets, brokers, firms, and pricing; the reason is to explain how the markets were twenty-plus years ago. It goes on to tell the trials and tribulations of a young man trying to fit in, trying to survive. I hope that you can relate to him and his journey. The workplace can be difficult and more difficult when the people you work with create a hostile environment. It can cause people to be stressed, sick, and unhappy. It could also break an individual. All go through situations on his or her job, some a little more than others. If you have been on either side, being the victim or the victimizer, I hope you remember the young mans story and create a better environment in your workplace and life!
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A Dance with Dragons

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553905651

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times From the Paperback edition.
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Writings from a Village

Author: Rajiv Gera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469103664

Category: Philosophy

Page: 68

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Life's Tales

A Book of Short Stories

Author: Joy Burkey,Dave Burkey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465320490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 514

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Life. Thats what this book is about. This book is a compilation of several different stories about several different things, written over several years. They are about different peoples lives. From a Time Traveler saving his world, to a group of Freedom Fighters returning the US government to how its supposed to be; also the history several different civilizations. It includes the life of Anne, who searches for her brothers plans for a renewable energy machine; also the life and romance of a few couples as they grow in friendship, then love. Finally, it tells the lifes tales of two young ladies who can change peoples lives for the better. We hope you enjoy reading these tales.
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