A Decent Ransom: A Story of a Kidnapping Gone Right by Ivana Hruba

By Ivana Hruba

Whilst a abducted woman's husband refuses to pay her ransom, she plots revenge with assistance from her reluctant kidnapper. Discovering her husband's plan to betray her, she frames him for her personal "murder," forcing her young kidnapper into an unexpected moral trouble that might swap him forever. This shrewdpermanent and fast moving mystery blends pathos with trickery and intrigue, drawing the reader into the personal international of a susceptible 15-year-old boy who believes himself to be the savior and protector of a wronged lady.

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Project Mastodon by Clifford D. Simak

By Clifford D. Simak

The booklet has no illustrations or index. dealers are entitled to a loose trial club within the common Books membership the place they could make a choice from greater than 1000000 books for free of charge. topics: Fiction / technological know-how Fiction / basic; Fiction / delusion / basic; Fiction / delusion / modern; Fiction / motion

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The Selected Works of George J. Benston, Volume 2: by James D. Rosenfeld

By James D. Rosenfeld

George J. Benston, professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics at Emory University's Goizueta enterprise institution, died all at once in January 2008. He used to be an impassioned suggest for company integrity and a distinct student; his study pursuits have been as large as these of any contemporary academician. His colleagues have chosen and arranged his most vital papers into volumes. This moment quantity involves his guides within the fields of accounting and finance. The editor has chosen a vast variety of papers from all of the significant components which are consultant of Benston's paintings in that exact box. James D. Rosenfeld, Professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics, Goizueta company tuition, Emory college, serves because the editor and is assisted by way of a piece of writing advisory board together with George Kaufman, Greg Waymire, Bob Eisenbeis, Larry Wall, Rashad Abdel-Kalik, and Lemma Senbet.

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Getting into Guinness: One Man's Longest, Fastest, Highest by Larry Olmsted

By Larry Olmsted

A desirable mixture of participatory journalism and heritage, moving into Guinness is the never-before-told tale of the bestselling copyrighted publication of all time. Veteran reporter Larry Olmsted all started a private quest to damage an latest global list, then to set one other one, and shortly he was once totally immersed within the loopy and hugely aggressive global of list breaking. this can be his behind-the-scenes record of the characters who created the well-known checklist booklet and proceed to make it wackier and wackier with each passing yr. The enchanting 50-year historical past of the Guinness international files is a narrative of extraordinary good fortune, both compelling disasters, and severe oddities. humans around the world attempt to get into the publication, frequently within the so much unimaginable methods. Olmsted chronicles a few of the funniest and finest Guinness list holders from a uniquely insider point of view: he himself is one in all them. all of it all started with a gentleman's bet over which used to be the quickest video game fowl in Europe, the golden plover or the grouse. The try and solution this query has offered greater than a hundred million books in dozens of languages and each nook of the globe. this day, there's heated pageant for the checklist to carry the main files (currently held by means of Ashrita Furman, 114 documents and counting), in addition to vintage curiosities that experience lasted for many years (the tallest guy in heritage remains to be Robert Wadlow, at eight' 11"). Interwoven into all of this can be Olmsted's account of his personal winning record-setting makes an attempt, the 1st related to touring midway all over the world together with his golfing shoes—"Greatest Distance among Rounds of golfing at the similar Day"—and the second one inflicting him to just about lose his brain whereas taking part in the world's longest poker consultation. Why do humans commit quite a bit power to get into the list publication, usually at nice danger? Why do the main severe fanatics dedicate their whole lives to this pursuit? Why is society so keen about files and checklist breaking? Why do american citizens by myself purchase 1000000 and a part copies of the well-known booklet each year, propelling it to the pinnacle of the bestseller lists decade after decade? Why do readers of all generations take into account an analogous record-holding icons, the fattest twins, the longest fingernails, and the tallest guy? After his personal trip contained in the international of list breaking, those are the questions Olmsted makes an attempt to reply to. within the culture of the bestselling note Freak—a m?lange of travelogue, memoir, investigative journalism, and history—Getting Into Guinness is a must-read for somebody who has ever learn Guinness global files and questioned why anyone might develop their fingernails for a complete lifetime.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin (P.S.) by Lionel Shriver

By Lionel Shriver

Eva by no means particularly desired to be a mother—and on no account the mummy of a boy who finally ends up murdering seven of his fellow highschool scholars, a cafeteria employee, and a much-adored instructor who attempted to befriend him, all days prior to his 16th birthday. Now, years later, it's time for her to come back to phrases with marriage, profession, kin, parenthood, and Kevin’s bad rampage, in a chain of startlingly direct correspondences together with her estranged husband, Franklin. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the beginning, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her personal son could be chargeable for riding him so nihilistically off the rails.

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The Home-Based Business Kit by Boulay, Summers

By Boulay, Summers

The home based business package is designed to aid the reader establish the data had to commence a house enterprise in keeping with a pastime or targeted curiosity. It is helping the reader imagine via all points of what's wanted and the sensible steps to absorb order to get underway. those assets comprise monetary in addition to promotional tips, at either the nation and federal degrees.

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Fresh Kills by Bill Loehfelm

By Bill Loehfelm

Whilst John Sanders, Jr., learns that his father has been murdered, his in basic terms remorse is that he did not pull the set off himself. but regardless of his rage at his father for a life of abuse, he turns into passionate about discovering the killer.

yet as a string of lifeless ends and violent encounters depart Junior no towards any solutions, his dating along with his loved sister crumbles, whereas his affair with an outdated highschool sweetheart wreaks havoc on his fracturing psyche. in basic terms whilst an opportunity for revenge eventually arrives needs to Junior make a decision even if he'll proceed the chain of violence or settle for the problem of a brand new starting.

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Standing in the Gap: Army Outposts, Picket Stations, and the by Loyd Uglow

By Loyd Uglow

After the Civil struggle, the USA military confronted a huge problem at the Texas frontier. army specialists needed to conquer significant hindrances in mobility and communications, and so they needed to study a much assorted type of conflict to defeat the Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche Indians.

Large army posts were tested intimately in several books written in regards to the Texas frontier, however the significance of smaller outposts and wooden stations has been in general missed. In Standing within the Gap, Loyd M. Uglow examines those smaller outposts when it comes to the bigger forts that managed them and explores their importance in army procedure and the pacification of the frontier. The army’s position within the cost of West Texas has been, before, defined via biographies of well-known officials and histories of either Indian campaigns and the bigger forts. With basically passing point out of outposts resembling Grierson’s Spring, Van Horn’s Wells, and Pecos Station in those texts, the tales of wood posts have long past, for the main half, untold.

Relying on resources akin to archival files of the commanding forts, newspapers, and letters and journals, Uglow describes the explanations for developing and deactivating nearly seventy outposts, in addition to detailing their features, contributions, accomplishments, population, and total value in populating the frontier.

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Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake

By Jocelynn Drake

A brand new day dawns blood crimson A grasp of fireside, Mira is the final desire for the realm. for hundreds of years she has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad. Now she and her not likely ally—the human vampire hunter, Danaus—have come to Venice, domestic of the nightwalker rulers. yet there isn't any protection within the old urban, for the specter of clash is within the wind . . . with unholy alliances and earth-shattering betrayals taking hideous shape within the shadows. Banished for eons past the world's limitations, the malevolent naturi organize to feed once more upon a weak earth—and treachery is beginning extensive the portal that might let their dread re-emergence. the good conflict that has continually been Mira's future is looming, and she or he needs to stay robust within the face of a surprising revelation: that Danaus, the one creature she dares to belief, is whatever greater than the fellow he claims to be . . .

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