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What's a girl to do when love has her caught up?That's the plight of eighteen-year-old Seven McKnight. Her freshman year at Stiles University turned out to be a tug of war for her heart and her sophomore year promised more of the same. Just when she'd sworn off her ex-boyfriend, Josiah Whitaker, and thought she'd never love him again, he boldly stepped back into her life, with no regard that she'd moved on with Zaire St. James, her new boyfriend. Caught off guard and thrust into a whirlwind of emotion, Seven no longer knows if she should stay or go. . . All she knows is that old feelings won't die, her new love is being ruined by lies, and the fairy tale she once dreamed of may never become her true story. Praise for Ni-Ni Simone"Smart and cutting, full of clever comebacks. " --Kirkus on No Boyz Allowed"This is creative, innovative, and important storytelling for today's urban teen readership. " --Library Journal on Teenage Love Affair
In the haunting tradition of Joe McGinniss's Fatal Vision and Mikal Gilmore's Shot in the Heart, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.The story begins in February of 2002, when a reporter in Oregon contacts New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel with a startling piece of news. A young, highly intelligent man named Christian Longo, on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for killing his entire family, has recently been captured in Mexico, where he'd taken on a new identity--Michael Finkel of the New York Times.The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, comes another bit of troubling news: a note, written by the paper's editors, explaining that Finkel has falsified parts of an investigative article and has been fired. This unlikely confluence sets the stage for a bizarre and intense relationship. After Longo's arrest, the only journalist the accused murderer will speak with is the real Michael Finkel. And as the months until Longo's trial tick away, the two men talk for dozens of hours on the telephone, meet in the jailhouse visiting room, and exchange nearly a thousand pages of handwritten letters.With Longo insisting he can prove his innocence, Finkel strives to uncover what really happened to Longo's family, and his quest becomes less a reporting job than a psychological cat-and-mouse game--sometimes redemptively honest, other times slyly manipulative. Finkel's pursuit pays off only at the end, when Longo, after a lifetime of deception, finally says what he wouldn't even admit in court--the whole, true story. Or so it seems.
The True Story of Hansel and Gretal In the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest. Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed "Hansel" and "Gretel. " They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an eccentric and stubborn old woman called "witch" by the nearby villagers. Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives in the village with his own plans for the children. Combining classic themes of fairy tales and war literature, Louise Murphy's haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children. The True Story of Hansel and Gretal tells a resonant, riveting story. .
In a new edition of this bestselling title, the author documents amazing true stories of animals that came to the rescue of kids and saved their lives. Includes accounts of the brave dog that rescued two children from a burning house and a courageous cat that fought off a deadly intruder.
Truly Mars and Venus celebrates the wisdom of the number one international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are From Venus. With passages drawn from John Gray's groundbreaking classic on relationships, this beautiful book is illustrated with humorous cartoons and charming artwork by Barbara State. The perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself, Truly Mars and Venus delivers John Gray's rich and inspiring advice for creating and sustaining healthy and loving relationships.
The essential book to understanding Donald Trump as a businessman and leader--and how the biggest deal of his life went down. Now, Barrett's classic book is back in print for the first time in years and with an introduction about Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump claims that his success as a "self-made" businessman and real estate developer proves that he will make an effective president, but this devastating investigative account by legendary reporter Wayne Barrett proves otherwise. Back in print for the first time in years, Barrett's seminal book reveals how Trump put together the biggest deal of his life--Trump Tower--through manipulation and deceit; how he worked with questionable characters from the mafia and city politics; and how it all nearly came crashing down. Here is a vivid and inglorious portrait of the man who wants now to be the most powerful man in the world. In Trump: The Greatest Show in the World--The Deals, the Downfall, the Deals, Barrett unravels the myth and reveals the truth behind the mogul's wheelings and dealings. After decades covering him, few reporters know Trump as Barrett does. Instead of the canny businessman that Trump claims in his own books, Barrett explores how Trump exploited his father's banking and political connections to finance and grease his first major deals. Barrett's investigative biography takes us from the days of Donald's lonely youth to his brash entry into the real estate market, and to the back room deals behind his New York, Atlantic City and Florida projects. Most compellingly Barrett paints an intimate portrait of Trump himself, a man driven by bravado, obsessive self-regard, and an anxious ruthlessness to subdue his rivals and seduce anyone with the power to aid his empire. We see him head to head with an opponent as powerful as Pete Rozelle, ingratiating himself with the brooding governor on the Hudson, and fueling the Drexel engine driven by Michael Milken with hundreds of millions in fees--paid, ironically, by gaming companies to fend off Trump takeovers. We explore his complicated emotional and business relationship with his first wife, Ivana, and the use he planned to make of his mistress--and later, his second wife--Marla Maples as a "southern strategy" in his then contemplated presidential campaign. With interviews with scores of adversaries and former colleagues, we are given a privileged look at Trump the businessman in action--reckless as often as he is brilliant, reliant on threats as much as on charm, and ultimately a cautionary tale: is this the man we want to lead the world? PRAISE FOR TRUMP: "Trump is a withering portrait of the most self-mythologized and promoted businessman of our era, an exhaustively researched and long-overdue antidote to Trump's own books. It is a penetrating portrait of the age that spawned him and the many who aided and abetted his rise. Trump seems destined to be the definitive account of how Trump got ahead and why he fell. It is a sad story, with important lessons for us all." --James B. Stewart, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Den of Thieves "Donald Trump surprises us again. Wayne Barrett's Trump is a fresh, detailed, and vivid account of the tangled connections of money, politics, and power in our times." --Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy
In Never Give Up, Donald Trump tells the dramatic stories of his biggest challenges, lowest moments, and worst mistakes-and how he uses tenacity and creativity to turn defeat into victory. Each chapter includes an inspiring story from Trump's career and concludes with expert commentary and coaching from adversity researcher and author Paul Stoltz. Inspirational and intelligent, Never Give Up will help you deal with your own personal challenges, failures, and weaknesses.
An unbiased collection of Trump's greatest quotes! Brash, outspoken, and successful, Donald Trump is an American phenomenon. Always a controversial business leader, he's now become a major political figure, and he continues to make headlines around the globe. Even if you don't follow politics, it's hard to ignore his outrageous quotes and clips.Trump Talk is the unofficial guide to the mind of Donald Trump, featuring excerpts from speeches, interviews, and more. Whether he's denouncing immigration policies, giving advice on the art of the deal, or insulting other public figures, there's one thing you can't deny about Trump--he speaks his mind, and the results are fascinating.
Trump University books are practical, straightforward primers on the basics of doing business the Trump way-successfully. Each book is written by a leading expert in the field and includes an inspiring Foreword by Trump himself.<P><P> Key ideas throughout are illustrated by real-life examples from Trump and other senior executives in the Trump organization. Perfect for anyone who wants to get ahead in business, with or without the MBA, these streetwise books provide real-world business advice based on the one thing readers can't get in any business school-experience. In Trump University Branding 101, you'll learn how to: * Build a powerful brand that increases the sales and profits of any business * Launch your entrepreneurial brand * Manage the differences between service branding and product branding * Develop a brand for your real estate investments * Make your brand far more than just a name or logo * Develop clear positioning and brand strategy * Successfully communicate your brand * Choose an appropriate brand name and logo * Reinvigorate a struggling brand * Use guerrilla branding for your small business * Build your own personal brand for career development * Keep your brand image consistent * Grow your brand over time * Use your brand to increase the overall value of your business
Trump University books are practical, straightforward primers onthe basics of doing business the Trump way--successfully.<P><P> Written by leading experts and including an inspiring Foreword byTrump himself, these books present smart business wisdomillustrated with real-life examples from Trump and otherworld-renowned experts. Perfect for anyone who wants to get aheadin business without the cost of an MBA, these street-smart guidesprovide real-world business advice based on the one thing you can'tget in any business school--experience. In Trump University Real Estate 101, SecondEdition, you'll learn how to:Develop your entrepreneurial abilities and invest like aproMake money especially in today's down marketOperate your rentals profitably even in weak marketsCreate instant equity in any propertyCalculate the effects of financing on cash flows and propertyvaluesUse options and assignments to tie up propertiesForecast market trends whether up or downCreate and enhance the value of any propertyAnd much more!
Dear Reader: CONGRATULATIONS! You have just picked up the best book ever written, by the greatest person who ever lived, using the finest pen ever made, set down on the world's most luxurious legal pads. And the advice I have to share with you in Trumped: Think Like a Bizillionaire is worth even more than the paper it's printed on. You'll learn the most important ways to get ahead, the best financial advice I've ever received, and the nastiest ways to get even. I'll even share with you some of my most intimate secrets, like what I eat for breakfast, how my hair stays up, and what really happened between me and Marla. I'm sure you will find this the greatest, most informative, best spelled book you have ever read. But if you don't, I strongly suggest you read it again. Sincerestly, Donald J. Trumped
In the wake of the Little Big Horn, the U.S. Army declares war on the Sioux and Cheyenne and embarks on a long and arduous campaign of vengeance that tests the courage and strength of all those involved, including scout Seamus Donegan.
Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range - what looks like "trunk music," a Mafia hit. But the LAPD's organized crime unit is curiously uninterested, and when Harry follows a trail of gambling debts to Las Vegas, the case suddenly becomes more complex - and much more personal. A rekindled romance with an old girlfriend opens new perspectives on the murder, and he begins to glimpse a shocking triangle of corruption and collusion. Yanked off the case, Harry himself is soon the one being investigated. But only a bullet can stop Harry when he's searching for the truth . . .
Money and conscience are at the heart of Cynthia Ozick's masterly first novel, narrated by a nameless young woman and set in the private world of wealthy New York, the dire landscape of postwar Europe, and the mythical groves of a Shakespearean isle. Beginning in the 1930s and extending through four decades, Trust is an epic tale of the narrator's quest for her elusive father, a scandalous figure whom she has never known. In a provocative afterword, Ozick reflects on how she came to write the novel and discusses the cultural shift in the nature of literary ambition in the years since.
Loose Lips Sink Ships Every American knows the old World War II saying-but ex-Navy SEAL sniper Scott Taylor believes today's leaders have forgotten it. After serving his country for eight years and watching brave comrades die, Taylor came home to a White House that leaks sensitive intelligence information whenever politically expedient. Now, on behalf of all the men and women in uniform whose lives are in jeopardy, Taylor is speaking out.
In his bestselling The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama argued that the end of the Cold War would also mean the beginning of a struggle for position in the rapidly emerging order of 21st-century capitalism. In Trust, a penetrating assessment of the emerging global economic order "after History," he explains the social principles of economic life and tells us what we need to know to win the coming struggle for world dominance. Challenging orthodoxies of both the left and right, Fukuyama examines a wide range of national cultures in order to divine the underlying principles that foster social and economic prosperity. Insisting that we cannot divorce economic life from cultural life, he contends that in an era when social capital may be as important as physical capital, only those societies with a high degree of social trust will be able to create the flexible, large-scale business organizations that are needed to compete in the new global economy. A brilliant study of the interconnectedness of economic life with cultural life, Trust is also an essential antidote to the increasing drift of American culture into extreme forms of individualism, which, if unchecked, will have dire consequences for the nation's economic health.
Two Great Books in One! Books #1 and #2 in Samantha Chase's popular Montgomery Brothers series. Wait for Me Former NFL superstar Lucas Montgomery is perfectly fine in his self-imposed solitude until sweet, sexy and completely off-limits Emma Taylor comes crashing into his world. . . Trust in MeWith a make-or-break business expansion in the works, the last thing Jason Montgomery needs is a hands-on assistant who wants to get her hands on him. . . What readers are saying: "Totally delightful!" "All Samantha chase books are amazing!" "Left me wanting more. " "Chase knows how to write a winner. " "So romantic-I couldn't put it down!""Great story of two people working through their issues to find their happilyever after. Highly recommended. "
You've seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don't know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I'm a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs--as much as any one person can. In today's culture... 1) Blogs like Gawker, Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post drive the media agenda. 2) Bloggers are slaves to money, technology, and deadlines. 3) Manipulators wield these levers to shape everything you read, see and watch--online and off. Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I'm tired of a world where blogs take indirect bribes, marketers help write the news, reckless journalists spread lies, and no one is accountable for any of it. I'm pulling back the curtain because I don't want anyone else to get blindsided. I'm going to explain exactly how the media really works. What you choose to do with this information is up to you. .
A woman engaged to the heir of one of California's great wine dynasties falls in love with his twin brother in this irresistible tale of passion and suspense from New York Times-bestselling author Meryl Sawyer Navy SEAL Brody Hawke is fighting for his country when he gets a letter from his father--who died when Brody was three. Not only is Giancarlo Hawke alive, he begs his son to come to California. He believes he's in grave danger and warns Brody to trust no one. Taped to the back of the letter is a photo of a man who's a dead ringer for Brody--the twin brother he never knew existed. Victoria Anderson thinks she's found an ideal partner in loyal, levelheaded vintner Elliott Hawke. But then his father dies under suspicious circumstances, and she meets the brother who was separated from Elliott at birth. Tori's attraction to Brody is instant--and electric. Unable to keep their passion at bay, they begin a secret affair. But Brody's father had powerful enemies and someone is willing to kill to keep Brody from claiming his half of the family's multimillion-dollar business.
Following up on the incredible success of River Road, New York Times-bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz delivers another masterpiece of romantic suspense. It's no coincidence when Grace Elland finds a vodka bottle next to the lifeless body of her boss, motivational speaker Sprague Witherspoon. The bottle is a terrifying--and deliberate--reminder of the horrors of her past. Grace retreats to her hometown to regroup and tries to put everything she's learned about positive thinking into practice--a process that is seriously challenged on the world's worst blind date. Awkward doesn't begin to describe her evening with venture-capitalist Julius Arkwright. She has nothing in common with a man who lives to make money, but the intense former Marine does have some skills that Grace can use--and he's the perfect man to help her when it becomes clear she is being stalked. As Witherspoon's financial empire continues to crumble around them, taking a deadly toll, Julius will help Grace step into her past to uncover a devious plan to destroy not only Grace, but everyone around her...
He Had Her in His Sights...His face haunted her memories. His Australian accent and trim, tanned body taunted her dreams. But when Alec Steele reappeared in the flesh, Molly Jakes's life became a living nightmare.He claimed he'd escaped from kidnappers-but her dream lover from down under abducted her. He claimed he'd been brainwashed to kill-but he didn't know his intended victim.After hot summer nights on the run with the sexy Aussie, Molly began to suspect their meeting was no coincidence...and she feared that the man who fueled her fantasies had indeed been programmed to kill...her!
This book is a comprehensive guide that covers topics ranging from the problems involved in studying white collar crimes to the principal focus of the crimes to the character of the legal and criminal justice response to the crime.
It's an honor to be entrusted with wrapping up the affairs of a deceased loved one, but it's also a big task, one you may find stressful and confusing. The Trustee's Legal Companion shows you exactly how to proceed, keeping in mind the legal, personal and practical aspects of administering a living trust -- all within the terms of the trust and your state's law. You'll learn exactly how to proceed once you're named as a trustee, including handling paperwork, keeping beneficiaries informed, deciding when and if to call in professionals, and how to work with them once they've been hired. Find out about: what the job of trustee entails determining whether or not to take the job finding and working with legal and tax experts what to do with assets that should be in the trust but aren't subtrust funding managing an ongoing trust paying debts and taxes keeping good records and avoiding challenges to your actions terminating the trust Unlike any other legal guide on the market, The Trustee's Legal Companion is written with both the legal and the human element of the job in mind. It will help you gain peace of mind during a difficult time, while saving you time, money, and headaches.
You're the trustee -- what now? It's an honor to be entrusted with wrapping up the affairs of a deceased loved one, but it's also a big task, one you may find stressful and confusing. The Trustee's Legal Companion shows you exactly how to proceed, keeping in mind the legal, personal and practical aspects of administering a living trust -- all within the terms of the trust and your state's law. You'll learn exactly how to proceed once you're named as a trustee, including handling paperwork, keeping beneficiaries informed, deciding when and if to call in professionals, and how to work with them once they've been hired. Find out about: . what the job of trustee entails . determining whether or not to take the job . finding and working with legal and tax experts . what to do with assets that should be in the trust but aren't . subtrust funding . managing an ongoing trust . paying debts and taxes . keeping good records and avoiding challenges to your actions . terminating the trust Unlike any other legal guide on the market, The Trustee's Legal Companion is written with both the legal and the human element of the job in mind. It will help you gain peace of mind during a difficult time, while saving you time, money, and headaches.
The sexiest fugitive alive Wanted for murder, Graham Calloway has hidden for years in a remote mountain cabin, desperate to find the killer who framed him. Keira Niles, too, is running from her shattered life when, during a blizzard, a mysterious, silent stranger pulls her from her wrecked car. Their sizzling attraction is instant; mutual trust is not. While Keira doubts Graham's innocence, Graham fears she'll expose him. Instead it's an unforeseen betrayal that threatens Keira, causing Graham to risk exposure-and his life-to rescue her and redeem himself. For the first time he wants a future...but will the killer let him have one?
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