Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit:ePub edition James D. Scurlock
JPod, Douglas Coupland´s most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today´s new breed of tech worker. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames begin with "e;J"e; are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheaded marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan´s personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod´s universe is amoral, shameless, and dizzyingly fast-paced like our own. Praise for JPod: "e;JPod is a sleek and necessary device: the finely tuned output of an author whose obsolescence is thankfully years away."e;-New York Times Book Review"e;It´s to [Coupland´s] credit that in JPod he´s still nimble enough to take the post-modern man-too young for Boomer nostalgia and too old for youthful idealism-and drown his sorrows in a willful, joyful satire that revels in the same cultural conventions that it sends up."e;-Rocky Mountain News "e;It´s time to admire [Coupland´s] virtuoso tone and how he has refined it over 11 novels. The master ironist just might redefine E. M. Forster´s famous dictate ´Only connect´ for the Google age."e;-USA Today "e;Zeitgeist surfer Douglas Coupland downloads his brain into JPod."e;-Vanity Fair
´´ The Middleman is smart and entertaining and consistently intriguing...´´ --Scott Turow, The New York Times Book Review With The Middleman , the perfect thriller for our tumultuous, uneasy time, Olen Steinhauer, the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Tourist and The Cairo Affair , delivers a compelling portrait of a nation on the edge of revolution, and the deepest motives of the men and women on the opposite sides of the divide. One day in the early summer of 2017, about four hundred people disappear from their lives. They leave behind cell phones, credit cards, jobs, houses, families--everything--all on the same day. Where have they gone? Why? The only answer, for weeks, is silence. Kevin Moore is one of them. Former military, disaffected, restless, Kevin leaves behind his retail job in San Francisco, sends a good-bye text to his mother, dumps his phone and wallet into a trash can, and disappears. The movement calls itself the Massive Brigade, and they believe change isn´t coming fast enough to America. But are they a protest organization, a political movement, or a terrorist group? What do they want? The FBI isn´t taking any chances. Special Agent Rachel Proulx has been following the growth of left-wing political groups in the U.S. since the fall of 2016, and is very familiar with Martin Bishop, the charismatic leader of the Massive Brigade. But she needs her colleagues to take her seriously in order to find these people before they put their plan--whatever it is--into action. What Rachel uncovers will shock the entire nation, and the aftermath of her investigation will reverberate through the FBI to the highest levels of government.
Me Where I Am provides knowledge and essential tools to lovingly, confidently and, above all, successfully care for those who live with Alzheimer?s and related dementias. Over 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer?s disease. Along with them, 15 million unpaid caregivers seek knowledge and resources to assist them in the journey. The unique care principles found in Meet Me Where I Am help mitigate depression, decrease anxiety, and allow for successful relationships as long as possible in the dementia journey. Mary Ann Drummond, RN credits her unique care philosophy to the greatest teachers of all?the many individuals living with Alzheimer?s and related dementias she has had the pleasure of caring for over the years. Imbuing practical tips with wisdom, respect, and sensibility, Drummond comes full circle by sharing what happened when her own mentor fell prey to the disease. Meet Me Where I Am is a road map that teaches caregivers how to focus on the possibilities, discover the joy in the journey, and prepare for the road ahead.
The disturbing, untold story of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Citigroup—one of the ´´ too big to fail´´ banks—from its founding in 1812 to its role in the 2008 financial crisis, and the many disasters in between. During the 2008 financial crisis, Citi was presented as the victim of events beyond its control—the larger financial panic, unforeseen economic disruptions, and a perfect storm of credit expansion, private greed, and public incompetence. To save the economy and keep the bank afloat, the government provided huge infusions of cash through multiple bailouts that frustrated and angered the American public. But, as financial experts James Freeman and Vern McKinley reveal, the 2008 crisis was just one of many disasters Citi has experienced since its founding more than two hundred years ago. In Borrowed Time , they reveal Citi´s history of instability and government support. It´s not a story that either Citi or Washington wants told. From its founding in 1812 and through much of its history the bank has been tied to the federal government—a relationship that has benefited both. Many of its initial stockholders had owned stock in the Bank of the United States, and its first president, Samuel Osgood, had been a member of the Continental Congress and America´s first Postmaster General. From its earliest years, Citi took massive risks that led to crisis. But thanks to private investors, including John Jacob Astor, they survived throughout the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, Senator Carter Glass blamed Citi CEO ´´Sunshine Charlie´´ Mitchell for the 1929 stock market crash, and the bank was actually in violation of the senator´s signature achievement, the Glass-Steagall law, in the late 1990s until then U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin engineered the law´s repeal. Rubin later became the chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup, helping to oversee the bank as it ramped up its increasing mortgage risks before the 2008 crash. The scale of the financial panic of 2008 was not, as the media and experts claim, unprecedented. As Borrowed Time shows, disasters have been relatively frequent during the century of government-protected banking—especially at Citi.
Perfect for fans of Deanna Raybourn?s Veronica Speedwell mysteries comes the enchanting series debut from Vivian Conroy, The Butterfly Conspiracy. In late Victorian times, when new inventions cause both excitement and terror, a mysterious death at a zoological lecture brings together two unlikely allies in a quest through London´s upper crust and underbelly to unravel the ingenious murder method and killer behind it.Miss Merula Merriweather is not like other women her age: instead of hunting for a husband at balls and soirees she spends her time in a conservatory hatching exotic creatures. As the Royal Zoological Society won´t accept a woman´s accomplishments, she has her uncle Rupert take credit for her achievements. But at a zoological lecture, the guest of honor dies after contact with one of Merula´s butterflies, and Merula´s uncle is arrested for murder. In an attempt to safeguard evidence to prove his innocence, Merula almost gets killed but for the timely interference of enigmatic Lord Raven Royston. Viewing natural history as a last resort to regain respectability lost by too many dubious business investments, Raven didn´t expect his first lecture to take a murderous turn. Feeling partially responsible because he encouraged Merula to release the gigantic butterfly from the glass case in which it was kept, Raven suggests they solve the puzzle of Lady Sophia´s sudden death together by looking closer at her relations with estranged friends, long suffering staff and the man groomed to be her heir, so close to her money and yet unable to touch any of it. With the police looking for them, and every new discovery raising more questions than answers, especially about the murder method which left no traces of foul play on the body, Merula will have to risk her own life to get at the truth and save her uncle from the gallows in The Butterfly Conspiracy, Vivian Conroy?s enchanting series debut.
Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner InstitutA Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world´s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice. "e;The data [Milanovic] provides offer a clearer picture of great economic puzzles, and his bold theorizing chips away at tired economic orthodoxies."e;-The Economist"e;Milanovic has written an outstanding bookInformative, wide-ranging, scholarly, imaginative and commendably brief. As you would expect from one of the world´s leading experts on this topic, Milanovic has added significantly to important recent works by Thomas Piketty, Anthony Atkinson and Franois BourguignonEver-rising inequality looks a highly unlikely combination with any genuine democracy. It is to the credit of Milanovic´s book that it brings out these dangers so clearly, along with the important global successes of the past few decades. -Martin Wolf, Financial Times
This book is the assembly of various texts that are freely available on the web, especially from Wikipedia. The next obvious question is: why buy this book? The answer: because it means you avoid having to carry out long and tedious internet searches. And of course, because it is always a pleasure to have a book in print. The topics are all linked to each other organically, and as a function of the subject and, in most cases, contain additional unpublished topics, not found on the web. Moreover, the inclusion of images completes the work so as to make it unique and unrepeatable. Contents: Castle Sinister directed by Widgey R. Newman, Doctor X directed by Michael Curtiz, Freaks directed by Tod Browning, Island of Lost Souls directed by Erle C. Kenton, Kongo directed by William J. Cowen, The Mask of Fu Manchu directed by Charles J. Brabin, Charles Vidor, King Vidor, The Monster Walks directed by Frank Strayer, The Most Dangerous Game directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, The Mummy directed by Karl Freund, Murders in the Rue Morgue directed by Robert Florey, The Old Dark House directed by James Whale, Unheimliche Geschichten directed by Richard Oswald, Vampyr directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and White Zombie directed by Victor Halperin. A lot of illustrations. For each film: Credits, Plot summary, Cast, Production, Release, Critical response, Box office and The best reviews on the web.
Identity Theft. You feel as if you´ve been violated. Stolen from. Taken advantage of. Follow Navy Senior Chief (Retired) Deric Tyrrell as he tells the story of how his cousin´s husband stole his identity at a young age and was still using his identity almost twenty years later. Deric finally comes face to face with the criminal that stole his identity after almost two decades of stress. Deric will walk you through how he took control of the disputed claims on his credit report by himself without the help of a third party. He will also explain how he cleared the violations on his driver´s license that comes at a cost. I hope this story helps and gives hope for those of us that are victims of identity theft. This doesn´t happen overnight. It takes work and some time on your part. You can do it.
From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer, an extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare - published as the film reaches its 50th anniversary A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachronistic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. ´Broadsword Calling Danny Boy´ is Geoff Dyer´s tribute to the film he has loved since childhood: an analysis taking us from its snowy, Teutonic opening credits to its vertigo-inducing climax. For those who have not even seen Where Eagles Dare, this book is a comic tour-de-force of criticism. But for the film´s legions of fans, whose hearts will always belong to Ron Goodwin´s theme tune, it will be the fulfilment of a dream. ´Geoff Dyer´s funniest book yet. Who else would work in Martha Gellhorn on the first page of a book on the film Where Eagles Dare ?´ Michael Ondaatje ´One of our greatest living critics, not of the arts but of life itself, and one of our most original writers´ Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine