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William D. Cohan - Why Wall Street Matters

A timely, counterintuitive defense of Wall Street and the big banks as the invisible—albeit flawed—engines that power our ideas, and should be made to work better for all of us Maybe you think the banks should be broken up and the bankers should be held accountable for the financial crisismore...A timely, counterintuitive defense of Wall Street and the big banks as the invisible—albeit flawed—engines that power our ideas, and should be made to work better for all of us Maybe you think the banks should be broken up and the bankers should be held accountable for the financial crisis in 2008. Maybe you hate the greed of Wall Street but know that it’s important to the proper functioning of the world economy. Maybe you don’t really understand Wall Street, and phrases such as “credit default swap” make your eyes glaze over. Maybe you are utterly confused by the fact that after attacking Wall Street mercilessly during his campaign, Donald Trump has surrounded himself with Wall Street veterans. But if you like your smart phone or your widescreen TV, your car or your morning bacon, your pension or your 401(k), then—whether you know it or not—you are a fan of Wall Street. William D. Cohan is no knee-jerk advocate for Wall Street and the big banks. He’s one of America’s most respected financial journalists and the progressive bestselling author of House of Cards. He has long been critical of the bad behavior that plagued much of Wall Street in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, and because he spent seventeen years as an investment banker on Wall Street, he is an expert on its inner workings as well. But in recent years he’s become alarmed by the cheap shots and ceaseless vitriol directed at Wall Street’s bankers, traders, and executives—the people whose job it is to provide capital to those who need it, the grease that keeps our economy humming. In this brisk, no-nonsense narrative, Cohan reminds us of the good these institutions do—and the dire consequences for us all if the essential role they play in making our lives better is carelessly curtailed.Praise for William D. Cohan “Cohan writes with an insider’s knowledge of the workings of Wall Street, a reporter’s investigative instincts and a natural storyteller’s narrative command.”—The New York Times “[Cohan is] one of our most able financial journalists.”—Los Angeles Times “A former Wall Street man and a talented writer, [Cohan] has the rare gift not only of understanding the fiendishly complicated goings-on, but also of being able to explain them in terms the lay reader can grasp.”—The Observer (London)

Publisher: Random House
Published:
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0399590692

Victoire Dauxerre - Size Zero: My Life as a Disappearing Model

A memoir of a brief career as a top model - and the brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating, closed industry. Scouted in the street when she is 17, Victoire Dauxerre's story started like a teenager's dream: within months she was on the catwalks of Newmore...A memoir of a brief career as a top model - and the brutally honest account of what goes on behind the scenes in a fascinating, closed industry. Scouted in the street when she is 17, Victoire Dauxerre's story started like a teenager's dream: within months she was on the catwalks of New York's major fashion shows, and part of the most select circle of in-demand supermodels in the world. But when fashion executives and photographers began to pressure her about her weight, forcing her to become ever thinner, Victoire's fantasy came at a cost. Food was now her enemy, and soon, living on only three apples a day and Diet Coke galore, Victoire became anorexic. An unflinching, painful expose of the uglier face of fashion, her testimony is a shocking example of how our culture's mechanisms of anorexia and bulimia can push a young woman to the point of suicide. It is the story of a survivor whose fight against poisonous illness and body image shows us how to take courage and embrace life. Written with Valerie Peronnet.

Publisher: William Collins
Published:
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0008220492

Rod Pyle - Amazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight

Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actualmore...Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers. Some were designed but not built; others were built but not flown; and a few were flown to failure but little reported:A giant rocket that would use atomic bombs as propulsion (never mind the fallout), military bases on the moon that could target enemies on earth with nuclear weapons, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet spy satellites in space, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the death of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the mysterious Russian space shuttle that flew only once and was then scrapped--these are just some of the unbelievable tales that Pyle has found in once top-secret documents as well as accounts that were simply lost for many decades.These stories, complimented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, tell of a time when nothing was too off-the-wall to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations. Readers will be fascinated, amused, and sometimes chilled.

Publisher: Prometheus Books
Published:
Pages: 365
ISBN: 1633882217

Lynne Olson - Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood That Helped Turn the Tide of War

A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled overmore...A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days When the Nazi blitzkrieg rolled over continental Europe in the early days of World War II, the city of London became a refuge for the governments and armed forces of six occupied nations who escaped there to continue the fight. So, too, did General Charles de Gaulle, the self-appointed representative of free France.     As the only European democracy still holding out against Hitler, Britain became known to occupied countries as “Last Hope Island.” Getting there, one young emigré declared, was “like getting to heaven.” In this epic, character-driven narrative, acclaimed historian Lynne Olson takes us back to those perilous days when the British and their European guests joined forces to combat the mightiest military force in history. Here we meet the courageous King Haakon of Norway, whose distinctive “H7” monogram became a symbol of his country’s resistance to Nazi rule, and his fiery Dutch counterpart, Queen Wilhelmina, whose antifascist radio broadcasts rallied the spirits of her defeated people. Here, too, is the Earl of Suffolk, a swashbuckling British aristocrat whose rescue of two nuclear physicists from France helped make the Manhattan Project possible. Last Hope Island also recounts some of the Europeans’ heretofore unsung exploits that helped tilt the balance against the Axis: the crucial efforts of Polish pilots during the Battle of Britain; the vital role played by French and Polish code breakers in cracking the Germans’ reputedly indecipherable Enigma code; and the flood of top-secret intelligence about German operations—gathered by spies throughout occupied Europe—that helped ensure the success of the 1944 Allied invasion.   A fascinating companion to Citizens of London, Olson’s bestselling chronicle of the Anglo-American alliance, Last Hope Island recalls with vivid humanity that brief moment in time when the peoples of Europe stood together in their effort to roll back the tide of conquest and restore order to a broken continent.Praise for Last Hope Island“Last Hope Island is a book to be welcomed, both for the past it recovers and also, quite simply, for being such a pleasant tome to read.”—The Washington Post“[A] pointed volume . . . [Olson] tells a great story and has a fine eye for character.”—The Boston Globe“Spellbinding . . . [a] masterful account of England in World War II . . . [Olson] brings both a journalist’s eye and a novelist’s command of character and setting to this subject.”—BookPage, “Top Pick”“A rip-roaring saga of hairbreadth escape, espionage, and resistance during World War II.”—Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake “Lynne Olson is a master storyteller, and she brings her great gifts to this riveting narrative of the resistance to Hitler’s war machine.”—Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Being Nixon “A powerful and surprising account of how figures from Nazi-occupied Europe found Great Britain an essential shield and sword in the struggle against Hitler.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion

Publisher: Random House
Published:
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0812997352

John Waters - Make Trouble

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms. So what if you have talent? Then what? When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, themore...From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms. So what if you have talent? Then what? When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we can all enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what field we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage our critics. Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, MAKE TROUBLE! Illustrated with slightly demented line drawings by Eric Hanson, Make Trouble is a one-of-a-kind gift, the perfect playbook for gaming the system by making the system work for you.

Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published:
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1616206357

John Gray - Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World

The author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time returns with an updated guide for today’s generation.Two decades ago, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus revolutionized the way we thought about love and partnership. John Gray’s work has helped countlessmore...The author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time returns with an updated guide for today’s generation.Two decades ago, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus revolutionized the way we thought about love and partnership. John Gray’s work has helped countless readers improve and even save their relationships. But as society evolves, relationships do, too. It’s time to move beyond Mars and Venus, toward a new relationship model for modern couples.Today, men and women are no longer trapped by rigid societal roles. Now more than ever, we have the freedom to be our authentic selves. Women can access their masculine side, and men can embrace their feminine side. This new freedom is a good thing, but it also brings new challenges.Men and women still need the right tools and skills to help build stronger relation- ships. While previous generations sought “role mate” relationships, based on the more rigid gender roles of the time, today’s couples need a new kind of relationship: a “soul mate” relationship. These more emotionally satisfying relationships require a deeper understanding of our partners’ individual needs. In Beyond Mars and Venus, Gray teaches you how to strengthen your bond and grow in love together, so you and your loved one can meet each other’s needs in the best way possible, bringing you lasting happiness and a fulfilling partnership.

Publisher: BenBella Books
Published:
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1942952295

David A. Nichols - Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt. In spitemore...Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt. In spite of a public perception that Eisenhower was unwilling to challenge McCarthy, Ike believed that directly confronting the senator would diminish the presidency. Therefore, the president operated with a “hidden hand,” refusing even to mention the Senator’s name. In Ike and McCarthy, David A Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. In a direct challenge to Eisenhower, McCarthy alleged that the US Army was harboring communists and launched an investigation. But the senator had unwittingly signed his own political death warrant. The White House employed surrogates to conduct a clandestine campaign against McCarthy and was not above using information about the private lives of McCarthy’s aides as ammunition. In January 1954 McCarthy was arguably the most powerful member of the Senate. By the end of that year, he had been censured by his colleagues for unbecoming conduct. Eisenhower’s covert operation had discredited the senator months earlier, exploiting the controversy that resulted from the televised Army-McCarthy hearings. McCarthy would never recover his lost prestige. Nichols uses documents previously unavailable or overlooked to authenticate the extraordinary story of Eisenhower’s anti-McCarthy campaign. Ike and McCarthy is an eye-opening, newsworthy, and fascinating read.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published:
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1451686609

William L. Deandrea - The Manx Murders: A Professor Niccolo Benedetti Mystery

Serial killer specialist Professor Niccolo Benedetti reluctantly takes on the job of resolving a feud between elderly twin millionaires, bird-loving Clyde and cat-loving Henry, and soon he and his assistants are up to their ears in a complex web of evil.

Publisher: Otto Penzler Books
Published: Jul 1, 1994
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1883402662

Zoe Arden - Witch Cake Murders (A Cozy Mystery Book): Sweetland Witch

Witches and humans have always existed peacefully in Sweetland Cove... until now. .Someone is killing humans and drawing unwanted attention to the supernatural residents of Sweetland Cove.Ava Rose just turned twenty-one, and with her birthday came a few surprises.One: she's a witch.Two:more...Witches and humans have always existed peacefully in Sweetland Cove... until now. .Someone is killing humans and drawing unwanted attention to the supernatural residents of Sweetland Cove.Ava Rose just turned twenty-one, and with her birthday came a few surprises.One: she's a witch.Two: she's part owner of a magical bakery she never knew existed.Three: Someone wants her dead. .The day Ava arrives in Sweetland Cove, murders begin occurring...Witches and wizards are quick to blame her, but Ava's aunts won't let the town they love turn against her.But murders follow Ava everywhere. .Soon, she finds herself on the receiving end of the killer's mad spree. With a crazy wizarding sheriff who wants to lock her up, and an even crazier wizarding detective who wants to lock her whole family up, Ava must solve this case alone.But as the days pass and the only clues point to her, Ava starts to wonder if maybe the sheriff is right.Maybe she really is the killer. .The only thing Ava knows for sure is that the witches of Sweetland are not happy with her. Especially those witches who have something to hide.And they all have something to hide. .Can Ava stop the killer before they strike again... even if that killer is her?GRAB YOUR COPY NOW ...

Publisher: ReedFoster Press House
Published:
Pages: 345

William L. Deandrea - Killed on the Rocks by William L. Deandrea (1990-10-06)

Publisher: Mysterious Pr
Published: Jan 1, 1572

Zoe Arden - Cake Spell Disaster : A Haven Witch Cozy Mystery Book

Mistmoor Point has a new dirty word... poison!Welcome to Mistmoor Point... .A small town on a small island where magic is standard practice and witches rule.Felicity Redfern has a lot of jobs.Baker, girlfriend, novice witch... and... worst of all, private investigator.When the mayor'smore...Mistmoor Point has a new dirty word... poison!Welcome to Mistmoor Point... .A small town on a small island where magic is standard practice and witches rule.Felicity Redfern has a lot of jobs.Baker, girlfriend, novice witch... and... worst of all, private investigator.When the mayor's anniversary party goes wrong, disaster happened!1. Half the town is sick.2. The mayor's in a coma.3. The most disastrous part... One person's dead.And someone will take the blame.Felicity's mother and her supernatural bakery. .Is this a case of magic accidentally gone wrong, or is something more sinister at bay?Felicity'scounting on her boyfriend, master warlock and sheriff of Mistmoor Point, Lincoln Maxwell, to help her solve the crime.But ... Lincoln thinks he already knows who the culprit is--Felicity'smother!With no one on her side, Felicity has no choice but to use her novice witchy powers to investigate on her own.But the job proves too big for one witch alone... or one amateur witch to be exact! When her own life gets threatened, there's only one friend Felicity can turn to for help...Her mother's familiar, a fuzzy feline named Sunny.. But can they fix this mess before someone else gets killed?What if Felicity's mother really is to blame?GRAB YOUR COPY NOW ...

Publisher: ReedFoster Press House
Published:
Pages: 144

Wayne Caldwell - Requiem by Fire: A Novel

Charles Frazier called Cataloochee, Wayne Caldwell’s acclaimed debut, “a brilliant portrait of a community and a way of life long gone, a lost America.” Now, in Requiem by Fire, Caldwell returns to the same fertile Appalachian ground that provided the setting for his first novel,more...Charles Frazier called Cataloochee, Wayne Caldwell’s acclaimed debut, “a brilliant portrait of a community and a way of life long gone, a lost America.” Now, in Requiem by Fire, Caldwell returns to the same fertile Appalachian ground that provided the setting for his first novel, recalling a singular time in American history when the greater good may not have been best for everyone.    In the late 1920s, Cataloochee, North Carolina, a settlement tucked deep in the Great Smoky Mountains, is home to nearly eleven hundred souls—many of them prosperous farmers whose ancestors broke the first furrows a century earlier. Now attorney Oliver Babcock, Jr., has been given the difficult task of presenting the locals with two options: sell their land to the federal government for the creation of a national park or remain behind at their own financial peril.     While some of the area’s inhabitants seem ready to embrace a new and modern life, others, deeply embedded in their rural ways, are resistant. Silas Wright’s cantankerous unwillingness to sell or to follow the new rules leads to some knotty and often amusing predicaments. Jim Hawkins, hired by the Parks commission, has relocated his reluctant wife, Nell, and their children to Cataloochee, but Nell’s unhappiness forces Jim to make a dire choice between his roots and his family. And a sinister force is at work in the form of the deranged Willie McPeters, who threatens those who have decided to stay put.    Requiem by Fire is a moving, timeless tale of survival and change. With humor and pathos, this magnificent novel transports readers to another time and place—and celebrates Southern storytelling at its finest.  

Publisher: Random House
Published:
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1400063442

William L. DeAndrea - Killed in the Fog.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (1996).
Published: Jan 1, 1996

william l. deandrea - killed in fringe time

Publisher: simon & schuster
Published: Jan 1, 1995

William L. Deandrea - Killed in Paradise

First edition. Set on a Caribbean cruise, there is murder and mayhem all around Network vice-president and chief troubleshooter Matt Cobb. All of the Matt Cobb series have Killed in the title. Light wear to book and dust jacket. viii , 182, 2 pages. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards. 8vo..

Publisher: Mysterious Pr
Published: Jul 1, 1988
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0892963468

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