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Roman

Author: Pierre Lemaitre

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360810755X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Beinahe wäre Albert wegen der Machtgier von Leutnant Pradelle ums Leben gekommen. Doch in letzter Sekunde bewahrt Édouard ihn vor dem Tod. Albert fühlt sich seinem Retter verpflichtet und erfüllt ihm seinen größten Wunsch: eine falsche Identität. Pradelle durchschaut den Betrug und deckt sie, um sein hinterhältiges Manöver zu vertuschen. So werden die verfeindeten Männer zu Komplizen. Während Pradelle in den Nachkriegsjahren das große Geld mit der Umbettung von Toten macht, entwickeln Albert und Édouard ein illegales Geschäft mit Kriegsdevotionalien. Pierre Lemaitre entwirft das schillernde Panorama einer Gesellschaft, in der unablässig von Ruhm und Ehre die Rede ist und zugleich Profitgier und krumme Geschäfte vorherrschen.
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The Great Swindle

Au revoir la-haut (English edition)

Author: Pierre Lemaitre

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848665806

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Now a major French film Au revoir là-haut - Prix Goncourt-winning masterpiece by the writer who brought you Alex, Irène and Camille. October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. And so is set in motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and Édouard Péricourt. Back in civilian life, Albert and Édouard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale. Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, Édouard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own...
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The Great Swindle

The Story of the South Sea Bubble

Author: Virginia Cowles

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787202666

Category: History

Page: 157

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First published in 1960, acclaimed American journalist and biographer Virginia Cowles provides rich background information on 18th century English politics and economic theories, as well as the story of a national speculation that became a national swindle. It is a “serious and scholarly study specifically concentrated on the financial swindle in all its ramifications, rather than on a portrait of the times.” Here, in minute detail, Cowles charts both the Mississippi Bubble in France and the South Sea Bubble in England, as speculators and manipulators sold the public from the royal house down on a new way to absorb the gigantic national debts. That the promised dividends were to come out of non-existent resources and funds—backed by the presumed integrity of those who launched the scheme—was branded by Robert Walpole as “evil of the first magnitude.” Here was the initial “stock market swindle” in history, which spread to the launching of lesser swindles and highlighted the depravity of the age. A fascinating historical read. Illustrated throughout with portrait paintings.
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Drei Tage und ein Leben

Roman

Author: Pierre Lemaitre

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108769

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Der neue Bestseller des Goncourt-Preisträgers Pierre Lemaitre »Innerhalb weniger Minuten hat sein Leben die Richtung geändert. Er ist ein Mörder. Doch die beiden Bilder passen nicht zusammen, man kann nicht zwölf Jahre alt und ein Mörder sein.« Ende Dezember 1999 verschwindet im französischen Ort Beauval ein sechsjähriger Junge. Eine großangelegte Suchaktion wird gestartet, Nachbarn und Freunde durchkämmen den angrenzenden Wald nach Spuren des vermissten Rémi. Doch am dritten Tag fegt ein Jahrhundertsturm über das kleine Dorf hinweg und zwingt die Einwohner von Beauval zurück in ihre Häuser. Während dieser drei Tage bangt der zwölfjährige Antoine darum, entdeckt zu werden. Denn nur er weiß, was an jenem Tag wirklich geschah. Und nur er könnte davon erzählen. Mit großer Sensibilität spürt Pierre Lemaitre dem grausamen Schicksal seines jungen Protagonisten nach und stellt die Frage, wie es sich mit einer lebenslangen Schuld leben lässt. »Mit seinem ausgeprägten Gespür für Tempo und Gefühl rollt Pierre Lemaitre den Schicksalsfaden einer Tragödie ab.« LIRE
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Das große Herz

Roman

Author: Sara Stridsberg

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256075

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Jackies Eltern leben getrennt, ihr Vater balanciert Zeit seines Lebens am Rande des Selbstmords. Eines Tages landet er nach zu viel Alkohol und Tabletten in der Psychiatrie. Die 14jährige Jackie besucht ihn fast täglich. In Beckomberga, Schloss und Gefängnis zugleich, ist sie vorübergehend wie zu Hause, lernt Zauber und Schrecken der Heilanstalt kennen. Auch dem ersten Mann ihres Lebens begegnet sie hier. – Ein großes Herz kann einen Menschen retten, das erlebt Jackie in Beckomberga. Aber warum zerbricht eine Familie? Weshalb gibt es für manche Leiden keine Heilung? Mit ihrer feinen, melodischen Sprache erzählt die Autorin aus Schweden von den Abgründen der Seele und dem hellen Licht der Liebe.
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Kamtschatka

Roman

Author: Marcelo Figueras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423136723

Category:

Page: 317

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Kurz nach dem Militärputsch taucht ein regimekritischer Rechtsanwalt mit seiner Familie auf einem Landhaus unter. Was für die Eltern gefährlicher Überlebenskampf ist, ist für die Kinder ein grosses Abenteuer mit Codes, Agenten und Verstecken.
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The Big Swindle

Author: Clarence Budington Kelland

Publisher: Digital Parchment Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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TWO GEEKS ARE BETTER THAN ONE! ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE TWINS! KELLAND'S LAST NOVEL AND HIS MOST DELIGHTFUL—THE CLASSIC SATURDAY EVENING POST SERIAL—FIRST TIME IN BOOK FORM! The Big Swindle is Kelland’s last book—and one of his best. Brimming with his trademark pixilated dialogue and zany romance, as well as his sometimes-awkward, sometimes-effervescent, always-memorable characters (The Saturday Evening Post, where the story was serialized, once told him to stop using “so many cockeyed characters” in his stories—but thankfully, Kelland ignored this advice). “Urbane entertainment!” —Kirkus Reviews Pete and Pet, the Du Chillon twins, are heirs to one of the oldest names in Europe and one of the largest fortunes in America. Two crazy kids with lots to do and even more to say, they have a habit of being newsworthy wherever they go. In Paris—where they were fined for sneaking into the senate gallery and blowing a pound of snuff into the air to restore the Duke de Penthieve’s honor after an insult by one of his political enemies—they’re known as Les Gemeaux. In London society—where they were royally entertained by the Queen after saving a member of the royal family from a royal embarrassment—they’re called The Gemini. In West Germany—where they had borne away to freedom one of their former University professors captured by the East German branch of the NKVD—they’re Die Zwillinge. And in Rome—where they had inspired the Pope to pen an encyclical liberalizing certain church practices—they answer to Due Gemelli. But at home in Cow Bay, Long Island—where they were raised—they’ve always been known simply as “them pesky twins.” Now they are about to come into their majority and complete control of their inheritance—namely, Du Chillon Industries—but before they can explore their newfound power, they must use their signature wit and cunning to secure it. As they find themselves in the midst of a deadly plot to grab control of Du Chillon Industries (as well as every penny they own!), it becomes clear that they’ve been waiting for this moment their whole lives, and are more than ready to dispatch any swindlers who stand in their way. Participants in the plot include: •“Fish Eye” Norton (the twins’ name for him), current president of Du Chillon Industries, an obsequious individual who believes his efforts for the company have earned him the right to control and possess it. •Lumen Bassett, the arrogant, threatening head of security for the company: either Norton’s pawn or, perhaps, his puppet master. •Elmo Tailer, who has dreamed of taking over Cow Bay—and who has assumed that Pete and Pet would be easy prey, since they’re half his age. It never occurred to him that instead, as twins, they might be twice as dangerous. In the middle of this muddle, Pete and Pet find themselves falling in love with: •Electra Tubbs, a local reporter as bewitching as she is enigmatic, who set Pete’s head swimming—and who he suspects just might be the family’s worst enemy. •Leif Ericson, a brawny, golden-haired giant who sailed across the Atlantic in a perfect replica of a Viking ship to prove Du Chillon Industries, and the family who owned it, were outright crooks. Even while she eyes him with suspicion, Pet can’t help but blush in his presence. And presiding over all, stands: •Madame Du Chillon—known by the twins as Grand’mere—an iron-willed matriarch who had taught Pete and Pet everything they know…which was a great deal more than most people suspected. While heads fall all around her, she remains in possession of her own. Be prepared for swindles within swindles—and who will swindle whom? Even if you guess, you won't be able to guess how! Here in this lost classic, never before printed in book form, is a fitting capstone to the career of one of America's most popular and beloved authors. “A writer of distinction.” —The Detroit News “On the ball.” —CriminalRecord
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The Great American Swindle

Author: June Naugle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425990037

Category:

Page: 555

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The major lessons we are here to learn are written within the pages of Life's Lessons. What lessons do you need to learn? What are you struggling with? Do you lose yourself in relationships? We ponder life's journey, our part in it, and the big picture. When at these crossroads of life, whichever particular lesson or lessons being learned currently, ask Self some of the questions in the ponderments section. Have a talk, make a list to aide Self in moving through the lesson, be it metaphysical, spiritual or magical moments, which is driven within you to find. May you learn life's lessons more wisely. Relationship, blame, unconditional love, blessings, betrayal, gifts and loss are some of the most difficult roads we travel. Would you like a personal poem written about you? Your kids, spouse. Whatever the occasion, a personal poem is waiting for your lesson.
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Ich will dich sterben sehen

Author: Pierre Lemaitre

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843707898

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Der Heimweg durch die dunkle Straße. Plötzlich ein Schlag, ein Knebel, das Innere eines Lieferwagens. Gefesselt und in einen Käfig gesperrt, wacht diejunge Alex in einer Lagerhalle auf. Ohne Kleidung. Ohne Wasser. Ohne Essen. Auf ihre Fragen bekommt sie nur eine Antwort: »Ich will dichsterben sehen.« Sie weiß, ihr Peiniger meint es ernst. Denn sie kennt ihn. Doch als die Polizei ihr Gefängnis endlich entdeckt, ist Alex verschwunden – unterwegs, um Rache zunehmen. Und niemand kann sie stoppen ...
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The Great Los Angeles Swindle

Oil, Stocks, and Scandal During the Roaring Twenties

Author: Jules Tygiel

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207738

Category: History

Page: 398

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Here is a saga of the roaring twenties, with its glorification of business, its get-rich-quick mentality, and its paucity of government regulation--which bred speculation, corruption, and corporate chaos throughout the country. The Great Los Angeles Swindle exposes the schemes of C. C. Julian and his Julian Petroleum Corporation, known familiarly to thousands of Los Angeles residents as Julian Pete, thanks to Julian's folksy weekly newspaper ads. The Julian Pete swindle ranked with Teapot Dome as one of the great scandals of the era and symbolized the failure of 20s boosterism and speculation. Here is a saga of the roaring twenties, with its glorification of business, its get-rich-quick mentality, and its paucity of government regulation--which bred speculation, corruption, and corporate chaos throughout the country. The Great Los Angeles Swindle exposes the schemes of C. C. Julian and his Julian Petroleum Corporation, known familiarly to thousands of Los Angeles residents as Julian Pete, thanks to Julian's folksy weekly newspaper ads. The Julian Pete swindle ranked with Teapot Dome as one of the great scandals of the era and symbolized the failure of 20s boosterism and speculation.
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The Great Swindle

Stalin's "Workers' State"

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Labor

Page: 26

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The Great Motivation Swindle

How to supercharge your natural kick-ass motivation and hunt down that Great Life!

Author: Laura Tong,Mark Tong

Publisher: Laura Tong

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 101

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Do you dream of doing something awesome, big or small towards a Great Life, anything indeed, but when you try to motivate yourself into actually getting off your burgeoning ass and taking some kick-ass action, nothing happens, zilch? Somehow, for some damn reason you can't identify, your motivation always fails to show up for the party? Goes AWOL? There's a strong chance it's never your true dream you're chasing, but some swindling parasitic desire foisted on you - in short, you've been swindled, you're a casualty of The Great Motivation Swindle. Too many great people are failing to achieve the success and Great Life they could be living and it seems to be assumed that this is a natural state of affairs and there is little that can be done about it. So what do you do if you find it harder to get motivated than a shark at a salad bar? If you're feeling more demotivated than an albino in a heatwave? What happens is you turn to self-improvement. But the killer is that this industry is largely just putting out the same swindling message as society, more and more dressed up in pseudo 'science' and psychological jargon. The mountains of motivational literature, images and quotes that are designed to get you fired up enough to get going and kick some ass, are in fact doing the oh so opposite: rather than motivating ordinary people to get out there and chase down some sweet dream, they are demotivating them or worse still, encouraging the swindleous practice of substituting some other bastard's aims and desires for yours. So what's the alternative? The alternative is a Revolution. A Revolution for the Common Man. A Revolution where you buck the swindle and the whole concept of 'self-improvement', replace all the corrosive crap in your head with your own unique desire and motivation to pursue your own happiness and go grab whatever the hell you want, as you. The book also includes 19 Motivational Rules for the Common Man
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The Great Success Swindle

How the world is stealing your success and Great Life and how to get them back - now!

Author: Laura Tong,Mark Tong

Publisher: Laura Tong

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 101

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Most ordinary people are being swindled out of their chance of success, doomed to permanent failure or for the vast majority, doomed to never even having a chance to try for their success, their dream. Why? Because the Road to Success is paved with... bullshit. And this book sweeps aside this bullshit in a entertaining, but no holds barred way. Because a revolution is needed, a revolution for the ordinary man and woman. Andrew Carnegie dreamed of a Monetary Revolution for the Common Man, Henry Wallace spoke of a Century of the Common Man and The Great Success Swindle proclaims a Success Revolution for the Common Man. So is this just another self-improvement book? No, It is not a self-improvement book in the traditional sense, it is a life-improvement book - most people do not need self-improvement despite many of the vast tomes dedicated to the subject, they are fine as they are, it's their life that sucks. The Great Success Swindle intends to measurably raise the rate of ordinary people reaching whatever their version of success and a great life is. The book is no fluff, no bullshit, gloves off but entertaining look at: Why so many ordinary people are doomed to failure before they start How to tell you are being swindled How to recognize swindlers How to break out of the swindle and immeasurably increase your chance of success The book also includes 21 Rules of Success for the Common Man
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Surviving the Great Medical Care Swindle

Author: Barry Hardy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0956153860

Category: Self-Help

Page: 194

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Apart from birth, taxes and death there is one other more insidious aspect of mortality that very few of us escape from with impunity and that is our interactions with the medical, clinical and surgical world. You see; we're programmed from a very early age to believe that representation from the same have our best interests at heart and are indeed of exemplary stature and character. However it's not until either we or a loved one is struck down by some form of protracted illness that the conscious minority in our society realise that in order to regain our health we must; 'fight back' at the sheer level of deviancy, dogma and incompetence that poisons every aspect of those industries.
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The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985

Author: Don L. Hofsommer

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603441278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Don Hofsommer chronicles the twentieth-century history of a transportation giant. Here is a story of divestiture and merger, Sunset Route, and Prosperity Special. " . . . a treasure house of information about the Southern Pacific Company . . . . This book is a joy to read."--Richard C. Overton, from the Foreword
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Schnee in Amsterdam

Roman

Author: Bernard MacLaverty

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406727018

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Ein älteres Ehepaar aus Glasgow, Gerry und Stella Gilmore, fliegt für ein verlängertes Wochenende nach Amsterdam. Die kleine Reise soll die beiden aufmuntern, sie wollen die Stadt erkunden und etwas für ihre Ehe tun. Sie lieben sich noch, man kennt einander samt allen kleinen Fehlern – aber in den vier Tagen treten tiefe Risse in ihrer Beziehung zutage. Und es wird klar, dass Stella einen ganz eigenen Plan verfolgt. Dieser Plan hängt mit einem der bezauberndsten Orte in Amsterdam zusammen, dem Beginenhof, und mit einem Gelübde, das Stella einst getan hat. Gerry dagegen, ehemaliger Architekt, hat weitgehend abgeschlossen mit seinem Leben, in dem der Alkohol eine zu große Rolle spielt. Während ihrer Reise drängt allmählich ein Ereignis aus ihrer gemeinsamen Vergangenheit in Belfast, Nordirland, immer stärker an die Oberfläche, etwas, das ihr ganzes Leben geprägt hat. Am Ende der Reise zeigt sich, wie tief der Graben zwischen ihnen wirklich ist. Ein dichter, bewegender und aufwühlender Roman voller Lebensklugheit, Komik und Tragik.
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The great sex swindle

Author: John W. Drakeford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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