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Money, Money, Money

by Ed Mcbain

It is Christmas in the city, but it isn't the giving season. A retired Gulf War pilot, a careless second-story man, a pair of angry Mexicans, and an equally shady pair of Secret Service agents are in town after a large stash of money, and no one is interested in sharing. The detectives at the 87th are already busy for the holidays. Steve Carella and Fat Ollie Weeks catch the squeal when the lions in the city zoo get an unauthorized feeding of a young woman's body. And then there's a trash can stuffed with a book salesman carrying a P-38 Walther and a wad of big bills. The bad bills and the dead book salesman lead to the offices of a respected publisher, Wadsworth and Dodds. This is good news for Fat Ollie, because he's working on a police novel -- one written by a real cop -- and he's sure it's going to be a bestseller.

Money, Money, Money

by Ruth Belov Gross

Learn about all of the various types of objects that were used as money before we had the paper and coin money of today. Information about other cultures and the barter system.

Money Secrets of the Amish

by Lorilee Craker

Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession-proof, and what have you got?A financial planner in a straw hat.When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why. What she found was about a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer and help you build wealth. Craker provides tips to...use it up, wear it out, make do, or do withoutrethink your gift givingrepurpose, recycle, and reuseeat like royalty for a peasant's pittanceEndorsements:Packed with practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas and teeming with great insight into the sensible Amish ways, Money Secrets of the Amishwill entertain you with stories and retrain your brain to be the savvy money saver you always dreamed you could be. --Beth Wiseman, best-selling author of Plain Promise and Seek Me With All Your HeartSometimes touching, sometimes humorous and always helpful, author Lorilee Craker pulls us into the family rooms of the Amish and shows us how they make ends meet. Story after story illustrates savvy money management: trading for goods and services, shopping for bargains, living with less, avoiding debt, curbing the desire to impress others. And Craker's journalistic bent provides plenty of takeaway value for the non-Amish. A very worthwhile read whether your bank account is bursting or busting. --Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Lancaster County Secrets (Revell)This book is like an Amish basement shelf loaded with Mason jars full of Plain money wisdom. Self-confessed "Fancy" gal Lorilee Craker rolls up her sleeves and cracks them open one-by-one, figuring out how to fit Amish principles to a non-Amish life. She succeeds, and so can you--read Money Secrets of the Amish and add weight to your wallet. --Erik Wesner, amishamerica.com; author ofSuccess Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses ThriveMoney Secrets of the Amish is a practical, doable guide, and it's such fun to read. Lorilee's voice is as engaging and lively as ever, and the wisdom she shares from the Amish community is both inspiring and instructive. I just finished the last page, and my mind is buzzing with all sorts of ways to waste less, want less, and spend less. --Shauna Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines and BittersweetLorilee inspires and impacts your everyday life with this marvelous little read. From buttons to bakery you suddenly realize this conversation is not about just pinching a few pennies but about transforming how we view our everyday lives. I applaud Lorilee for asking the hard questions and pressing in to find honest answers. Forget the mall, kick back and soak up the delicious wisdom of a life well lived. Thank you Lorilee for shaping my everyday! --Tracey Bianchi, author of Green MamaMoney Secrets of the Amish isn't so much about making money; it's about family, discipline, and redefining what wealthy means. This is a great read that helps us all to see more clearly what's really valuable in our lives. --Jeff McMahon, award-nominated musician and national director/runner with the Team McGraw endurance program

Money, Sex, and Kids

by Tina Tessina

Unhappy couples may be unhappy each in their own way - but they're all fighting about the same things: money, sex and kids. These three topics often cause conflict that can erode even the strongest marriages. In this prescriptive, practical guide, popular author and therapist Dr. Tina B. Tessina shows couples how to deal with their differences in these critical areas, and resolve them before they take their toll on their relationship. They learn the proper etiquette for marital debate, as well as creative approaches to solving the problems that confront them in their life together.Given today's high divorce rate statistics and the so-called age of the 'serial marriage' - Money, Sex and Kids helps couples avoid the divorce court by addressing the divisive issues most likely to tear their unions apart.

Money to Burn

by E. M. Goldman

Matt and Lewis are expecting a long, slow summer, without jobs and without much money. But then they find a suitcase containing $400,000--money that must have belonged to the drug trafficker who died outside of town. Maybe they should turn the money in--but Lewis needs new glasses, and wouldn't mind giving up his second-hand girl's bike, either. But if they keep the money, how will Matt and Lewis explain where they got it? Things might be easier if Matt's father weren't dating a member of the local police force. Or if Lewis had a room to himself, instead of sharing one with his baby nephew, Joey. But then Matt and Lewis hatch a plan, a plan that will let them take a trip to Disneyland and do whatever else they can think of with all that cash. Unless, of course, other people know about the money. And those people come looking for it.... In this suspenseful novel, E. M. Goldman has created a tightly paced story that's laced with humor and full of surprises--including the discovery that sometimes money may be a lot more trouble than it's worth.

Money to Burn

by Michael Mewshaw

A terrible explosion ripped through the morning silence in the exclusive Naples, Florida community of Quail Creek on July 9,1985. Two pipe bombs blew apart the Benson family car, killing millionaire tobacco heiress Margaret Benson and her adopted son Scott, and hideously disfiguring her oldest daughter Carol Lynn. Steven Benson, the sole remaining son and heir, had exited the car moments before the catastrophe, escaping death or injury. After an extensive police investigation, Steven was accused, tried and convicted for murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. In his acclaimed true crime account, MONEY TO BURN, award-winning author Michael Mewshaw gives us the chilling story of this notorious case of heartless, premeditated murder. From the grisly investigation to the controversial trial that made national headlines, MONEY TO BURN cuts through the mystique of the super rich to reveal a troubled family plagued by bitter jealousy, greed, scandals and drugs. Much more than an incredible story of murder and deceit, MONEY TO BURN is the gripping portrayal of the destruction of a premier American family by the dark power of greed.

Money Troubles

by Bill Cosby

This synopsis is taken from the letter to parents written by the psychiatrist, Dr. Poussaint. This letter is included in the book. "In Money Troubles, Little Bill is inspired to buy a telescope after learning about astronomy in school. (Not, it must be said, because he's suddenly become a serious scholar. Instead, he dreams of becoming famous. He'll discover a new comet, and it will be named after him.) The telescope he wants costs $100; he has $47.87 in his bank. To start earning the rest, he washes a neighbor's car, then collects cans and bottles-until he notices another boy, obviously poor, also out scavenging. Little Bill leaves his own cans where the other boy will find them. Little Bill has realized something important: other people may need money more than he does. He takes this lesson further by dropping the telescope idea, donating all his savings to the school's food drive for the poor... and becoming "famous" for contributing the most food. Through his unselfish acts, Little Bill has learned that giving to others can be more satisfying than acquiring a possession he can do without. And he has taken an important step toward understanding what it means to be part of a community."

Money: Who Has How Much and Why

by Andrew Hacker

The purpose of "Money" is to provide objective information on how much money Americans make and what they are actually worth. In doing so, it examines their sources of income, and how individuals and groups compare with one another. Its second aim is to explain why income, earnings and wealth end up as apportioned as they do. Combining keen insight with a flair for bringing a human dimension to facts and figures, bestselling author Andrew Hacker shows how the changing economy affects our lives. Here, Hacker's clear-eyed analysis illuminates the real results of women's fight for salary parity, the impact of affirmative action on the income of minorities; the effect immigration has on the job market, and much more.

Moneymaker: How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker

by Daniel Paisner Chris Moneymaker

The story of how Chris Moneymaker turned $40 into $2.5 million at the World Series of Poker, detailing the hands he played and allowing each reader to see whether his success was due to skill or luck.

MongoDB Applied Design Patterns

by Rick Copeland

<p>The book's focus on the practical aspects of the MongoDB implementation makes it an ideal purchase for developers charged with bringing MongoDB's scalability to bear on the particular problem you've been tasked to solve.</p>

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

by Kristina Chodorow Michael Dirolf

How does MongoDB help you manage a huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application? With this authoritative introduction, you'll learn the many advantages of using document-oriented databases, and discover why MongoDB is a reliable, high-performance system that allows for almost infinite horizontal scalability. Written by engineers from 10gen, the company that develops and supports this open source database, MongoDB: The Definitive Guide provides guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and an overview of the concepts and use cases for other people on your project. Learn how easy it is to handle data as self-contained JSON-style documents, rather than as records in a relational database. Explore ways that document-oriented storage will work for your project Learn how MongoDB's schema-free data model handles documents, collections, and multiple databases Execute basic write operations, and create complex queries to find data with any criteria Use indexes, aggregation tools, and other advanced query techniques Learn about monitoring, security and authentication, backup and repair, and more Set up master-slave and automatic failover replication in MongoDB Use sharding to scale MongoDB horizontally, and learn how it impacts applications Get example applications written in Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby

MongoDB: The Definitive Guide

by Kristina Chodorow

Manage the huMONGOus amount of data collected through your web application with MongoDB. This authoritative introduction--written by a core contributor to the project--shows you the many advantages of using document-oriented databases, and demonstrates how this reliable, high-performance system allows for almost infinite horizontal scalability. This updated second edition provides guidance for database developers, advanced configuration for system administrators, and an overview of the concepts and use cases for other people on your project. Ideal for NoSQL newcomers and experienced MongoDB users alike, this guide provides numerous real-world schema design examples. Get started with MongoDB core concepts and vocabulary Perform basic write operations at different levels of safety and speed Create complex queries, with options for limiting, skipping, and sorting results Design an application that works well with MongoDB Aggregate data, including counting, finding distinct values, grouping documents, and using MapReduce Gather and interpret statistics about your collections and databases Set up replica sets and automatic failover in MongoDB Use sharding to scale horizontally, and learn how it impacts applications Delve into monitoring, security and authentication, backup/restore, and other administrative tasks

Mongolia: Travels in the Untamed Land

by Jasper Becker

For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China's Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan's capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border. Tracing the course of the Yellow River, he ventured deep into the heart of Mongolia, witnessing the birth of one of the world's youngest democracies as well as the deep and tragic impact of the rules of Mao and Stalin on the Mongolian people. Unraveling the history of Mongolia which had for so long been obscured and distorted, Becker traces the rise and fall of the Mongols who emerged from the steppes to forge one of the greatest and most feared empires of all time under Genghis Khan and his successors; he examines the shattering, divisive years of communist rule and explores present-day Mongolia, where poverty and the encroachments of westernisation cause as much damage. He goes in search of the fragile remnants of Buddhism and shamanism; visits Tuva - the lost world of Central Asia - and searches for the tomb of Genghis Khan which has been guarded and hidden by the same family for generations. Listening to the pulse of Central Asian history, Becker adorns his narrative with the stories of past travellers, tyrannical rulers, nomads, monks, missionaries, Russian officials, Mongolian activists and the memories of everyday people to paint a moving and enlightening portrait of Mongolia, a country that against all the odds has survived since the days of Genghis Khan and continues to beat to its own rhythm.

Mongoose R. I. P. (Blackford Oakes #8)

by William F. Buckley Jr.

The year is 1963 and Fidel Castro, seeking revenge for his humiliation during the missile crisis, has become an assassination target. When the CIA's ace agent Blackford Oakes is called upon to carry out the plan, he discovers he is a pawn in the agency's plans -- which also calls for his own death!

The Monikins

by James Fenimore Cooper

Story in a nature setting.

The Monk

by Matthew Lewis Hugh Thomas

When Matthew Lewis's The Monk was published in 1796, readers were shocked by this gripping and horrific novel. Lewis's story, which drove the House of Commons--of which he was a member--to deem him licentious and perverse, follows the abbot Ambrosio as he is tempted into a world of incest, murder, and torture by a young girl who has concealed herself in his monastery disguised as a boy. As Ambrosio spirals into hell, the reader encounters an array of haunting characters: the innocent virgin, the Bleeding Nun, the Wandering Jew, an evil prioress, and Lucifer himself. This Modern Library Paperback Classic, set from the unexpurgated first edition of 1796, brings to a new generation of readers a timeless classic of gothic fiction that has influenced writers from Byron and Emily Brontë to Poe and Hawthorne.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Monk Who Vanished: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland (Sister Fidelma Mystery #7)

by Peter Tremayne

An aged monk and a set of holy relics disappear from the Abbey of Imleach in the kingdom of Muman where St. Ailbe first introduced Christianity. The king asks Sister Fidelma to investigate. Even with help from Brother Eadulf, Fidelma's efforts are hindered by someone determined to keep the monk and the relics lost.

Monkey

by Arthur Waley

Folk novel of China

The Monkey and the Monk: An Abridgment of the Journey to the West

by Anthony C. Yu

The skeletal plot of The Journey to the West (Chin. Xiyoujt) was based on the famous pilgrimage of the priest Xuanzang (596?--664 CE), who traveled overland from Tang China to distant India in quest of additional Buddhist scriptures, the doctrines of which were deemed canonical to his particular division of the faith.

Monkey GirlEvolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

by Edward Humes

What should we teach our children about where we come from? Is evolution a lie or good science? Is it incompatible with faith? Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature? From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.

Monkey Island

by Paula Fox

Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother is gone from their welfare hotel. Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York. In the park he meets two homeless men. Buddy and Calvin become Clay's new family during those harsh winter weeks. But the streets are filled with danger and despair. If Clay leaves the streets he may never find his parents again. But if he stays on the streets he may not survive at all.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

The Monkey King's Amazing Adventure: A Journey to the West in Search of Enlightenment

by Daniel Kane Wu Cheng'En Timothy Richard

Join the Monkey King on his fantastic travels in this exciting version of the traditional Chinese folktale Monkey King's Amazing Adventures. This legend has delighted countless generations, and this lovely retelling is a wonderful introduction for a new generation of readers.

Monkey Trouble

by David Martin

MONKEY TROUBLE. Pop Pop Pop Pop, Monkey Flies Away, Monkey Eats Worms, Monkey, Watch Out! Monkey is full of surprises--and full of fun! BRAND NEW READERS are perfect for children reading for the very fist time. BRAND NEW READERS promise success with short, funny, easy-to-read stories--and early success helps children become good readers.

Monkey Wrench

by Nancy Martin

Joe Santori, Tyler's resident contractor, is loud, cocky and filled with a zest for living. So what on earth is he doing pursuing Susannah Atkins, the workaholic Milwaukee TV personality who's home for the holidays? THE ODDS ARE AGAINST IT-OR ARE THEY? Susannah's certainly convinced they have nothing in common. But her Granny Rose has other ideas. She wants Susannah back in Tyler permanently-with Joe. And what Granny Rose wants, she usually gets.

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