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Brazil is the New America

by James Dale Davidson

Look to Brazil for safe, stable investments As the future of the American economy seems to get bleaker by the day, it is tempting to look abroad for business opportunities. Europe and Asia don't provide much hope, but what about somewhere that's both closer to home and sunny year-round? In Brazil is the New America: How Brazil Offers Upward Mobility in a Collapsing World, James D. Davidson shows that the current financial situation in Brazil is a haven for those looking to make money in a world in turmoil. With a population just 62 percent the size of that of the US, Brazil has added 15,023,633 jobs over the past eight years, while the US has lost millions. In a world burdened by bankrupt governments and aging populations, Brazil is solvent, with two people of working age for every dependent. In a world of "Peak Oil" Brazil is energy independent, with 70 billion barrels of oil, 60% of the world's unused arable land, and 15% of its fresh water. Comparatively non-leveraged--and with significant room for growth and expansion, as well as vast natural resources, Brazil is a haven of opportunity. Written by James D. Davidson, the editor/publisher of Strategic Investment and cofounder of Agora and the media outlet, Newsmax, Brazil is the New America details: How the original "America" now embodies the brightest hope for realizing the American Dream while the "Old America" is headed for a dramatic decline in the standard of living Investment opportunities not only for those willing to relocate, but anyone who can consider investing there The cost structure of employment in Brazil versus the United States Brazil has already learned its lesson about the dangers of inflation. Cash has taken the place of credit, and high interest rate returns are now the norm.

The Brazilian Boss's Innocent Mistress

by Sarah Morgan

Rafael Cordeiro: He has little time for women -- he hasn't yet found one who isn't deceitful and dangerous. Grace Thacker: A young, innocent English rose, she has come to Rafael to save her fledgling business. She has ten minutes to persuade the ruthless Brazilian to help her. Ten minutes to decide: she can leave and lose -- or settle her debts with her body!

The Brazilian Empire: Myths and Histories

by Emilia Viotti Da Costa

The book explores the social, political, economic, and intellectual currents that shaped nineteenth-century Brazil and whose reverberations continue to be felt throughout contemporary Brazilian society.

Brazilian Food

by Thiago Castanho Luciana Bianchi

Brazil is a vast country with a cornucopia of fabulous ingredients and a wealth of ethnic culinary influences; the result is one of the most exciting cuisines in the world. In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed young chef Thiago Castanho and internationally respected food writer Luciana Bianchi explore the best of Brazilian food and its traditions with more than 100 recipes that you'll want to try at home - wherever you live. The book includes recipes from a team of celebrated 'guest chefs' from all over Brazil, including Roberta Sudbrack, Rodrigo Oliveira and Felipe Rameh. Chapters celebrate the best food that Brazil's diverse cuisine has to offer including Small Bites, Street Food, Fish & Seafood and Meat & Poultry for Fire & Grill. Shot on location in Brazil by Rogerio Voltan, the book is a visual as well as culinary feast. As host nation for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, Brazil will be the focus of international attention, so now is the perfect time to discover its vibrant food culture and cook some of its gutsy, flavourful dishes at home.

Brazilian Sexy

by Janea Padilha

Walk down any street in Rio or S o Paulo, and you will see a virtual parade of beauty. Is it because Brazilian women are naturally prettier and sexier than women everywhere else? No, of course not. It's the way they walk, how they wear clothes, their attitude about men and sex-and most important, their fearless stance about life. Brazilian women have something that cannot be bottled-but can be taught. In Brazilian Sexy, Janea Padilha teaches us how to live life like a Brazilian woman-sexy and confident. You'll discover how to: " Develop an approachable, irresistible glow " Show the right amount of skin for age and body type " Eat, drink, and live it up while staying fit and fabulous " Bring sizzle into any relationship " Think yes instead of no " Know when to be tough and when to yield " Experience the ups and downs of life with gusto Everything you want or need is already right inside you. All you need to do is reach in and find it. This book will show you how.

The Brazilian's Blackmail Bargain

by Abby Green

Six months ago Brazilian tycoon Caleb Cameron thought he'd uncovered Maggie Holland's plot to ruin him--using seduction! But Maggie was being manipulated by her stepfather. She'd fallen in love with Caleb--but he vowed never to see her again. After her stepfather dies, Maggie is left with nothing. Now, to complete his revenge, Caleb makes an offer Maggie can't refuse: but she must become his mistress for two months!

Brazilian's Nine Months' Notice

by Susan Stephens

Carrying her Brazilian boss's baby! For chambermaid Emma Fane, her best friend's winter wedding promises to be the perfect distraction for her troubles. Until, heart racing, she spies Lucas Marcelos-infamous lothario and father to her unborn child! Lucas may have lost his head over innocent, spirited Emma for one glorious night, but he won't lose his heir! He lures her away from snowy Scotland back to sultry Brazil. But Emma is no man's mistress. It only took one night to change their lives, now they have nine months to face the consequences... A passionate read for Christmas nights!

Brazilians Working With Americans/Brasileiros que trabalham com americanos: Cultural Case Studies/Estudos de casos culturais

by Kelm Orlando R. Risner Mary E.

Brazilians Working With Americans presents ten short case studies that effectively illustrate many of the cultural factors that come into play when North American business professionals work in Brazil. The authors summarize each case and the aspects of culture it involves, and American and Brazilian executives comment on the cultural differences highlighted by that case. A list of topics and questions for discussion also help draw out the lessons of each business situation. To make the book equally useful to Brazilians and Americans (whether businesspeople or language students), the entire text is presented in both English and Portuguese.

The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton

by Peter Baker

The journalist who co-wrote the original article breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the Washington Post reveals the complete story behind the headlines: a riveting, in-depth account of an event unique in American history -- the first impeachment of an elected president. "For all of the titillation about thongs and cigars, the story of the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton was not so much about sex as it was about power. It may have started with an unseemly rendezvous near the Oval Office, but it mushroomed into the Washington battle of a generation, ultimately dragging in all three branches of government.... "Clinton opened his second term vowing to bring the parties together, to become the 'repairer of the breach.' But the last half of the presidency demonstrated that the breach was wider than anyone had anticipated." -- from the Prologue With unprecedented access to all the players -- major and minor -- Washington Post reporter Peter Baker reconstructs the compelling drama that gripped the nation for six critical months: the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton. The Breach vividly depicts the mind-boggling political and legal events as they unfolded, a day-by-day and sometimes hour-by-hour account beginning August 17, 1998, the night of the president's grand-jury testimony and his disastrous speech to the nation, through the House impeachment hearings and the Senate trial, ending on February 12, 1999, the day of his acquittal. Using 350 original interviews, confidential investigation files, diaries, and tape recordings, Baker goes behind the scenes and packs the book with newsworthy revelations -- the infighting among the president's advisers, the pressure among Democrats to call for Clinton's resignation, the secret back-channel negotiations between the White House and Congress, a tour of the War Room set up by Tom DeLay to force Clinton out of office, the agonizing of various members of Congress, the anxiety of lawmakers who feared the exposure of their own sex lives, and Hillary Clinton's learning that her husband would admit his affair with Monica Lewinsky. The Breach is contemporary history at its best -- shocking, revealing, and consequential. It is a tale of how Washington became lost in "the breach" of its own partisan impulses. All of this, and much more, makes The Breach one of the most important and illuminating volumes of history and contemporary politics of our generation.

Breach of Duty

by J. A. Jance

The Seattle that Beau knew as a young policeman is disappearing. The city is awash in the aromas emanating from a glut of coffee bars, the neighborhood outside his condo building has sprouted gallery upon gallery, and even his long cherished diner has evolved into a trendy eatery for local hipsters. But the glam is strictly surface, for the grit under the city's fingernails is caked with blood. Beau and his new partner Sue Danielson, a struggling single parent, are assigned the murder of an elderly woman torched to death in her bed. As their investigation proceeds, Beau and Sue become embroiled in a perilous series of events that will leave them and their case shattered -- and for Beau nothing will ever be the same again.

Breach of Duty (J. P. Beaumont Series #14)

by J. A. Jance

The Seattle that Beau knew as a young policeman is disappearing. The city is awash in the aromas emanating from a glut of coffee bars, the neighborhood outside his condo building has sprouted gallery upon gallery, and even his long cherished diner has evolved into a trendy eatery for local hipsters. But the glam is strictly surface, for the grit under the city's fingernails is caked with blood. Beau and his new partner Sue Danielson, a struggling single parent, are assigned the murder of an elderly woman torched to death in her bed. As their investigation proceeds, Beau and Sue become embroiled in a perilous series of events that will leave them and their case shattered -- and for Beau nothing will ever be the same again.

Breach of Privilege

by Graham Ison

When MP Hugh Blakemore is shot dead in the Fulham Road, DCI Harry Brock and DS Dave Poole are assigned to the case. Months previously, Blakemore killed an inmate when visiting a prison, and although Blakemore was exonerated, Brock is convinced this is a revenge killing.In an investigation with more ups and downs than fairground ride - and more lies than a villain's alibi - the MP's widow, her ex-husband and their daughter all play starring roles, along with a motley crew of actresses, American gangsters and criminals. And, along with murder, blackmail and corruption are in the air . . .

A Breach of Promise

by Anne Perry

In a sensational breach-of-promise suit, two wealthy social climbers are suing on behalf of their beautiful daughter, Zillah. The defendant is Zillah's alleged fiancé, brilliant young architect Killian Melville, who adamantly declares that he will not,cannot, marry her. Utterly baffled by his client's refusal, Melville's counsel, Sir Oliver Rathbone, turns to his old comrades in crime--William Monk and nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, the case suddenly and tragically ends, in an outcome that no one--except a ruthless murderer--could have foreseen.e investigator who knows his city like the back of his hand, and fearless nurse Hester Latterly. But even as they scout London for clues, from Mayfair to sordid Devil's Acre, the case suddenly and tragically ends. An outcome that no one--except a ruthless murderer--could have foreseen.Stripping away the pretty masks that conceal society's darkest transgressions, Anne Perry unflinchingly exposes the human heart's deepest hiding places--and creates the most mesmerizing courtroom drama of her distinguished career.From the Hardcover edition.

Breach of Promise

by James Scott Bell

Actor and father Mark Gillen finds out how far modern courts will go to keep a child from a parent who has strong Christian views.

Breach of Promise (Nina Reilly #4)

by Perri O'Shaughnessy

BROKEN HEARTS. BROKEN PROMISES. DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. In glitzy Lake Tahoe, couples break up every day. But few are as successful as Lindy and Mike Markov, who built a $200-million business together-before Mike took up with a younger woman. Now he's claiming he doesn't owe Lindy a dime since they never married. Attorney Nina Reilly, struggling to make a living in her one-woman office and raise a young son alone, agrees to take Lindy's case. Nina knows winning is a long shot, even with a brilliant jury consultant' and a palimony expert on her side. It's the kind of case-full of passion and explosive secrets-that could make a fortune for a young lawyer. Or drive someone to commit murder- for love, money ... or the right verdict.

Breach of Trust

by David Ellis

On the night his wife and infant daughter died, attorney Jason Kolarich was awaiting a call from an informant. He blames himself not only for the deaths of his family, but for the informant's murder as well. Kolarich can't bring back his family, but he can find the person who killed the informant. And he discovers that his informant's murder was only the tip of the iceberg-and that exposing the truth will drag him into the fight of his life.

Breach of Trust

by Tom Coburn

Tom A. Coburn, a congressional maverick who kept his promise to serve three terms and then leave Washington, offers a candid look at the inner workings of Congress-why the system changes politicians instead of vice versa. Breach of Trust shows readers, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates. This honest and critical look at "business as usual" in Congress reveals how and why elected representatives are quickly seduced into becoming career politicians who won't push for change. Along the way, Coburn offers readers realistic ideas for how to make a difference.

Breach of Trust (Joseph Antonelli #6)

by D. W. Buffa

Defense attorney Joseph Antonelli dives into a case of White House intrigue, intimacies not forgotten, and suspicions dark and deep in this legal thriller in the critically acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated series. In Breach of Trust, Antonelli is seduced into taking an old case that has dangerous implications not just for the upcoming United States presidential race but also for a group of old friends who thought they had put far behind them the sudden death of a young woman years ago. When Antonelli attends a Harvard Law School reunion in Manhattan, at the very same hotel where the lively young woman fell from a window to her death, he doesn't suspect how disturbing his return will be. The case was never solved at the time and has now been reopened, and a potential witness--a man with promise and ambition in equal measure--is wary that the story may ruin his political chances to run for vice president of the United States. When the trial begins, the nation's eyes turn to the accused--a downtrodden lawyer who was once a member of this elite circle of friends--and also to the unseen powers both within and without the White House that want to bury him. It is up to the shrewd and sharp Antonelli to uncover just where the secrets lie--and exactly who is playing whom. Breach of Trust is a scintillating drama from a master of elegant suspense.

The Breach (Travis Chase Series #1)

by Patrick Lee

Trying to regain his life in the Alaskan wilds, ex-con/ex-cop Travis Chase stumbles upon an impossible scene: a crashed 747 passenger jet filled with the murdered dead, including the wife of the President of the United States. Though a nightmare of monumental proportions, it pales before the terror to come, as Chase is dragged into a battle for the future that revolves around an amazing artifact. Allied with a beautiful covert operative whose life he saved. Chase must now play the role he's been destined for-- a pawn of incomprehensible forces or humankind's final hope--as the race toward Apocalypse begins in earnest. Because something is loose in the world. And doomsday is not only possible... it is inevitable.

The Breach with Bonus Material

by Patrick Lee

In the Alaskan wilds, former cop Travis Chase stumbles upon the wreckage of a 747 filled with dead bodies, including the nation's First Lady. Soon Chase is dragged into a battle for the future that revolves around an amazing artifact.

Bread

by Anne Sheasby

Sheasby opens her new book with an authoritative introduction to bread baking that provides the basics, from the equipment and ingredients you will need to the techniques necessary to achieve perfect results every time. The chapters that follow present a collection of more than 100 superb recipes for breads of all kinds - including everyday rolls and loaves, exotic flat breads, mouthwatering teabreads and bakes, rustic Mediterranean-style breads, and festive loaves for special occasions. Also featured is a number of gluten-free breads for those on a restricted diet, and a selection of recipes specially developed for use in breadmachines. Whether you are an experienced baker or a complete novice Bread will revolutionise your morning toast, your lunchtime sandwich and your evening meal.

Bread and Butter

by Michelle Wildgen

Kitchen Confidential meets Three Junes in this mouthwatering novel about three brothers who run competing restaurants, and the culinary snobbery, staff stealing, and secret affairs that unfold in the back of the house. Britt and Leo have spent ten years running Winesap, the best restaurant in their small Pennsylvania town. They cater to their loyal customers; they don't sleep with the staff; and business is good, even if their temperamental pastry chef is bored with making the same chocolate cake night after night. But when their younger brother, Harry, opens his own restaurant--a hip little joint serving an aggressive lamb neck dish--Britt and Leo find their own restaurant thrown off-kilter. Britt becomes fascinated by a customer who arrives night after night, each time with a different dinner companion. Their pastry chef, Hector, quits, only to reappear at Harry's restaurant. And Leo finds himself falling for his executive chef-tempted to break the cardinal rule of restaurant ownership. Filled with hilarious insider detail--the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday--Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens.

Bread and Roses, Too

by Katherine Paterson

2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder AwardRosa's mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn't Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers--an uneducated, violent mob? Suppose Mamma and Anna are jailed or, worse, killed? What will happen to Rosa and little Ricci? When Rosa is sent to Vermont with other children to live with strangers until the strike is over, she fears she will never see her family again. Then, on the train, a boy begs her to pretend that he is her brother. Alone and far from home, she agrees to protect him . . . even though she suspects that he is hiding some terrible secret. From a beloved, award-winning author, here is a moving story based on real events surrounding an infamous 1912 strike.

The Bread Baker's Apprentice

by Ron Manville Peter Reinhart

Co-founder of the legendary Brother Juniper's Bakery, author of the landmark books Brother Juniper's Bread Book and Crust & Crumb, and distinguished instructor at the world's largest culinary academy, Peter Reinhart has been a leader in America's artisanal bread movement for over fifteen years. Never one to be content with yesterday's baking triumph, however, Peter continues to refine his recipes and techniques in his never-ending quest for extraordinary bread.In The Bread Baker's Apprentice, Peter shares his latest bread breakthroughs, arising from his study in several of France's famed boulangeries and the always-enlightening time spent in the culinary academy kitchen with his students. Peer over Peter's shoulder as he learns from Paris's most esteemed bakers, like Lionel Poilâne and Phillippe Gosselin, whose pain à l'ancienne has revolutionized the art of baguette making. Then stand alongside his students in the kitchen as Peter teaches the classic twelve stages of building bread, his clear instructions accompanied by over 100 step-by-step photographs.You'll put newfound knowledge into practice with 50 new master formulas for such classic breads as rustic ciabatta, hearty pain de campagne, old-school New York bagels, and the book's Holy Grail-Peter's version of the famed pain à l'ancienne. En route, Peter distills hard science, advanced techniques, and food history into a remarkably accessible and engaging resource that is as rich and multitextured as the loaves you'll turn out. This is original food writing at its most captivating, teaching at its most inspired and inspiring-and the rewards are some of the best breads under the sun.ker's Apprentice should emerge as the definitive text on the subject. There is simply no other work where a student, and for that matter, many seasoned bakers, can turn to understand how the magic of great bread baking works. -Charles Van Over, author of The Best Bread EverPeter has yet again woven a fine tale about great bread, and his passion abounds. In The Bread Baker's Apprentice, he delivers a tool box of information and insight-tools that empower us to roll up our sleeves and keep those ovens full! -Peter Franklin, Chairman of the Board, The Bread Bakers Guild of AmericaThis remarkable book is written and designed to bridge the information gap between professional artisan baking and simpler home baking. The tricks, the tips, the checklists, the math, the lingo, the path to perfect fermentation, are all here at my fingertips. -Beth Hensperger, author of Bread Made EasyIf you are a serious home baker and wish to raise your level of baking several notches, then apprentice yourself to master bread baker Peter Reinhart in his new cookbook, The Bread Baker's Apprentice. He instructs with gusto in this delightful and comprehensive volume. -Bernard Clayton, author of The Breads of FranceJust as bread nourishes the body, The Bread Baker's Apprentice nourishes the baker's soul. Peter Reinhart's explicit recipes and detailed instructions are so well written that he takes the mystery out of mastery, giving you the sense that he is standing right beside you, coaching you to success.-Flo Braker, author of The Simple Art of Perfect BakingBoth novice and experienced bakers have cause to celebrate Peter Reinhart's The Bread Baker's Apprentice. Peter's years of hands-on experience combined with his excellent teaching skills make this book the closest thing to having a master at your side as you bake.-Lora Brody, author of Basic BakingAUTHOR BIOPETER REINHART is a full-time baking instructor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of the acclaimed Brother Juniper's Bread Book: Slow Rise as Method and Metaphor, Sacramental Magic in a Small-Town Café, Bread Upon the Waters, and Crust & Crumb, the winner of the James Beard/KitchenAid Cookbook Award in 1998. Peter is a regular commentator on food and culture for public radio's One Union Station.From the Hardcover edition.

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