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The legend of Casey Jones has been around for more than 100 years. It started when, after a horrible train accident in April 1900, a train worker named Wallace Saunders wrote a little ballad to honor the great trainman, Casey Jones. Over the years, verses were added to the original and the legend of Casey Jones grew until it became a tall tale. It's true that investigators said that Casey was responsible for the accident that April night because he was driving too fast and failed to respond to flag signals. Casey will be remembered as a hero, though, because he saved the lives of the train's 300 passengers. Casey's actions also made it possible for his fireman, Sim Webb, to escape the wreck. That's just the sort of thing that turns an ordinary person into a legend -- one fit for a tall tale. Learn more about Casey Jones's wild adventures inside, where you will also find a great recipe for Hobo Beans. Casey himself would have loved them! A glossary and places to discover more information are also included.
"The Man in Black", an icon of rugged individualism who's been to hell and back, tells it as never before.
The fast and easy way to grasp cash flow managementCash Flow For Dummies offers small business owners, accountants, prospective entrepreneurs, and others responsible for cash management an informational manual to cash flow basics and proven success strategies. Cash Flow For Dummies is an essential guide to effective strategies that will make your business more appealing on the market. Loaded with valuable tips and techniques, it teaches individuals and companies the ins and outs of maximizing cash flow, the fundamentals of cash management, and how it affects the quality of a company's earnings. Cash flow is the movement of cash into or out of a business, project, or financial product. It is usually measured during a specified, finite period of time, and can be used to measure rates of return, actual liquidity, real profits, and to evaluate the quality of investments. Cash Flow For Dummies gives you an understanding of the basic principles of cash management and its core principles to facilitate small business success.Covers how to read cash flow statementsIllustrates how cash balances are analyzed and monitored--including internal controls over cash receipts and disbursements, plus bank account reconciliation and activity analysisTips on how to avoid the pitfalls of granting credit--evaluating customer credit, sources of credit information, and overall credit policyAdvice on how to prevent fraud and wasteCovers cash-generating tactics when doing business with dot-coms, other start-ups, and bankrupt customersCash Flow For Dummies is an easy-to-understand guide that covers all of these essentials for success and more.
CROWDFUNDING-raising capital in small increments from a large number of people- will inject over $5 billion into the economy this year and is becoming a powerful way to fund new ideas and generate buzz for new products and ventures. Although crowdfunding has the potential to be an amazing boost to entrepreneurs, only 40% of projects succeed in reaching their funding goal. Crowdfunding platform founder Sally Outlaw reveals how entrepreneurs can shift these odds in their favor.Want to know which marketing efforts result in a 35% higher rate of contributions? OR, what is the best time and day to launch or promote a campaign? The answers to these and more are here.
Bestselling authors Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen are back following their mega-hit The One Minute Millionaire with new strategies to generate cash quickly. Right now, everyone needs trusted, proven, practical advice and techniques for making money fast. In Cash in a Flash, two of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country show readers how to use the skills and resources they already have to generate permanent and recurring streams of income all in 90 days or less. Using their bestselling two-books-in-oneo formula, Hansen and Allen combine prescriptive information for developing the millionaire mindset and building wealth on left-hand pages, with the continuation of the inspiring fictional story of Michelle from The One Minute Millionaire on the right-hand pages. In this much-anticipated and timely sequel, Hansen and Allen provide a revolutionary approach to financial freedom now.
Written by a transportation expert who knows how to bring his reader aboard, conduct a tour, and finally discharge all passengers safely, somewhere between history and nostalgia. -The Hudson Valley Regional Review.
Ever wondered what goes on inside a casino? Open the box and place your bets! Now you can practice all the popular games at home with friends to build up your skills. Then, armed with many invaluable hints and tips to help you cope with the croupier and other players, you can experience the exciting and glamorous world of the casino for yourself--with confidence and a gambling glint in your eye. Based on the best-selling Book-in-a-Box kits,Casino Book covers all the popular games from baccarat and poker to blackjack, craps and roulette. There's expert advice on playing to win. Now you have all you need for hours of fun at the gaming tables--or your own kitchen table.
Learn the ins and outs of craps to beat the casinos and win more money.Of all the games in the casino, only one allows the player to engage the house in a fair fight. Craps, when played intelligently and prudently, reduces the house advantage to a miniscule .6 percent, a margin that can be overcome with smart betting and simple money management.How could casinos afford to offer such a winnable game? What's the catch? For players willing to devote a little time and patience learning the ins and outs, there is no catch!Here is the most comprehensive, expert, and reader-friendly guide to casino craps ever written. Robert R. Roto, a documented lifetime winner, has dissected the odds like a surgeon and formulated several systems of variable risk and aggressiveness-all guaranteed to maximize the player's chances of winning. Whether you are betting with $5 or $1,000 chips, whether you play "right" or "wrong," whether your strategy is to come in on the Pass line and then switch to Don't Pass, or you employ the "just did-do that" session rule, Roto will teach you how to milk the casino odds for every percentage point possible.Too many players refuse to learn the nuances of the game, insisting instead on fattening the casino's bankroll. Wouldn't you rather join the author in the winners' club?
Discover The Gambling Secrets That Every Pro KnowsThe 21st-century casino is a high-tech, fast-paced world complete with its own peculiar language and rules. Do you know the difference between a "boxman" and "boxcars"? How about when to "scratch" and when to "stand," and what a "puck" is? (Hint: it has nothing to do with hockey.) In this updated, indispensable guide, gambling columnist and consultant Victor H. Royer reveals everything you need to know about modern gambling--from the terminology and slang that's integral to casino play to profiles of the new table games, slots, progressives, multi-link, multi-game, and video poker machines. Casino Gamble Talk provides all the tools you need to maximize your gaming enjoyment--and increase the odds in your favor. Discover: How to parlay like a pro New games and eTable gamesValuable tips on novelty table games such as Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and Caribbean StudHow to get "comps" (free rooms, food, and tickets to shows) Which games offer the best odds--and how to play them to your best advantageInsider secrets of classic casino games, such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, and Big Board KenoAnd much, much moreHere is an essential gambling resource that shows you how to have the most fun for the least amount of risk, and walk out a winner every time.95,000 Words
Earn comps and avoid big lossesBet wisely, beat the house, and bring home the bucks!Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games --blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit).Discover how to* Understand the odds* Develop winning strategies* Avoid gimmicks and bad bets* Manage your money effectively* Gamble on the Internet* Deal with the IRS
For "enjoyable, fast-paced, and fun entertainment" (SF Revu), New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green employs his license to thrill in the Secret Histories Novels featuring the first name in supernatural spy-craft... My name is Drood, Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond. For generations my family has protected you ordinary mortals against things that lurk in the darkness, just out of sight, but not at all out of mind. Unfortunately, I've had a falling out with my near and dear (some of whom were trying to kill me), so my true love-and powerful witch-Molly Metcalf and I are now in the employ of The Department of the Uncanny. We've been given an Extremely Important Assignment: attend Casino Infernale, an annual event held by the Shadow Bank, financiers of all global supernatural crime. Our mission: rig the game and bring down the Shadow Bank. But at Casino Infernale, the stakes are high indeed-winner takes all and losers give up their souls... .
A murder draws the son of an Atlantic City mobster deep into the world he has tried to escape fromRaised in the Atlantic City Cosa Nostra, Anthony Russo spent his life trying to escape the mob. But his stepfather has dreams for the boy--to be a consigliere or maybe even the capo of his own crew some day. So far, Anthony has stayed away, but one night at a dive called Rafferty's, not far from the glitz of the casinos, he gets sucked into the whirlpool of organized crime. His stepfather brings him there to kill a rival thug, and even though Anthony balks, the man ends up dead, with Anthony an accessory to the killing. As he falls deeper into the world of easy money and quick death, he must draw on talents he didn't know he had in order to survive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
A strange container is found on the London docks, and its contents point to murder The cask from Paris is bigger than the rest, its sides reinforced to hold the extraordinary weight within. As the longshoremen are bringing it onto the London docks, the cask slips, cracks, and spills some of its treasure: a wealth of gold sovereigns. As the workmen cram the spilled gold into their pockets, an official digs through the opened box, which is supposed to contain a statue. Beneath the gold he finds a woman's hand--as cold as marble, but made of flesh. He reports the body to his superiors, but when he returns, the cask has vanished. The case is given to Inspector Burnley, a methodical detective of Scotland Yard, who will confront a baffling array of clues and red herrings, alibis and outright lies as he attempts to identify the woman in the cask--and catch the man who killed her. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
The Nightrunners are back in this gripping novel full of Lynn Flewelling's trademark action, intrigue, and richly imagined characters. More than the dissolute noblemen they appear to be, Alec and Seregil are skillful spies, dedicated to serving queen and country. But when they stumble across evidence of a plot pitting Queen Phoria against Princess Klia, the two Nightrunners will find their loyalties torn as never before. Even at the best of times, the royal court at Rhíminee is a serpents' nest of intrigue, but with the war against Plenimar going badly, treason simmers just below the surface.And that's not all that poses a threat: A mysterious plague is spreading through the crowded streets of the city, striking young and old alike. Now, as panic mounts and the body count rises, hidden secrets emerge. And as Seregil and Alec are about to learn, conspiracies and plagues have one thing in common: The cure can be as deadly as the disease.From the Paperback edition.
Get Prepared for CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) ExamTargeting security professionals who either have their CompTIA Security+ certification or are looking to achieve a more advanced security certification, this CompTIA Authorized study guide is focused on the new CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Exam CAS-001. Veteran IT security expert and author Michael Gregg details the technical knowledge and skills you need to conceptualize, design, and engineer secure solutions across complex enterprise environments. He prepares you for aspects of the certification test that assess how well you apply critical thinking and judgment across a broad spectrum of security disciplines.Featuring clear and concise information on crucial security topics, this study guide includes examples and insights drawn from real-world experience to help you not only prepare for the exam, but also your career. You will get complete coverage of exam objectives for all topic areas including:Securing Enterprise-level InfrastructuresConducting Risk Management Assessment Implementing Security Policies and ProceduresResearching and Analyzing Industry TrendsIntegrating Computing, Communications and Business DisciplinesAdditionally, you can download a suite of study tools to help you prepare including an assessment test, two practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms. Go to www.sybex.com/go/casp and download the full set of electronic test prep tools.
Smith was a barroom piano player in Casper, Wyoming, but the man had a secret--the kind that got many men killed. When young Amy Coaltree came to town, she quickly fell in love with him. But Wes DuMont, who worked for her father, a stagecoach tycoon, had plans for Amy--and for Casper. First he'd destroy the local stage line. Then he'd force Amy to marry him--with her grateful father's approval. Bullets began to fly as the townsmen took sides in the fight for the lucrative stage route in and out of Casper. But as Smith digs his heels in to help the town, a gunslick discovers his secret and decides to give the piano man a one-way ticket to hell.
The Caspian Gates is the fourth in Harry Sidebottom's captivating Warrior of Rome Series. AD262 - the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North. The barbaric Goth tribes sail towards Ephesus, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them. The Goths' appetite for brutality and destruction is limitless and before long Ballista is locked into a deadly bloodfeud, with an enemy that has sworn to destroy him - and the Imperium - at all costs. Dr Harry Sidebottom is a leading authority on ancient warfare - he applies his knowledge with a spectacular flair for sheer explosive action and knuckle-whitening drama. Fans of Bernard Cornwell will love Sidebottom's recreation of the ancient world. Praise for Harry Sidebottom:'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' The Times'The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction' Andrew Taylor, author of The American BoyDr. Harry Sidebottom is Fellow of St Benets Hall, and Lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford - where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.
From the best-selling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, a stirring, lyrical tale that offers American readers unique insight into the inner workings of Iranian society.In the decade before the Islamic Revolution, Iran is a country on the brink of explosion. Twelve-year-old Yaas is born into an already divided family: Her father is the son of wealthy Iranian Jews who are integrated into the country's upper-class, mostly Muslim elite; her mother was raised in the slums of South Tehran, one street away from the old Jewish ghetto. Yaas spends her childhood navigating the many layers of Iranian society. Her task, already difficult because of the disparity in her parents' worldview, becomes all the more critical when her father falls in love with a beautiful woman from a noble Muslim family. As her parents' marriage begins to crumble and the country moves ever closer to revolution, Yaas is plagued by a mysterious and terrifying illness. But despite her ailment, when she learns that her father is about to abandon her and her mother--to immigrate to America with his mistress--Yaas is determined to save herself and her family. At once a cultural exploration of an as-yet-unfamiliar society and a psychological study of the effects of loss, Caspian Rain takes the reader inside the tragic and fascinating world of a brave young girl struggling against impossible odds.From the Hardcover edition.
This is a satirical novel of middle America. Cass Timberlane, judge, falls in love with and marries Jinny Marshland. He and his friends are rather staid, and she's young and wants adventure. For a while she's seduced by a charming cad and a more adventurous life style but learns it's not all it seems. There's a lot of humorous satire in this book by Sinclair Lewis, America's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This book has been read carefully, as well as spell-checked. All hyphens at the ends of lines are parts of words which at the time the book was written were hyphenated by the author. It's interesting to see how words and writing styles change.
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-racked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding. Dorothy Baker's entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken--at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. As she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has, Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother. First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind.
Covert-One, the president's personal, super-secret agency formed after some recent virus-driven chaos ( The Hades Factor , co written with Gayle Lynds), is staffed by an unknown number of international covert operatives, including Dr. Jon Smith, late of the USAMRIID. And a good thing, too, because someone's helped themselves to Russia's share of the world's last two stores of the smallpox virus, an eradicated yet hideously deadly bug with no ready vaccine. That the pox was nabbed and who nabbed it is clear enough early on. Why such a seemingly large and disparate cadre of global citizens (keeping the players straight puts one in mind of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" routine) chose to pinch the bug and for what end are the novel's driving questions. Freelance Serbian uber-nasty, Ivan Beria, is among the apparent perpetrators as are Dylan Reed and Adam Treloar of NASA, Tony Price, the head of the super- secret NSA, and a bunch of Russians. The good-guys roster claims Smith; Covert- One's head, Nathaniel Klein; Briton and ex-SAS man, Peter Howell; Smith's deceased girlfriend's sister and CIA operative, Randi Russell; the girlfriend's best friend, backup shuttle astronaut Megan Olson; and another bunch of Russians. Suffice it to say that Smith and company trot the globe, cat-and-mousing after the pox and in so doing careen through a classically speedy and Ludlumesque (if coincidence dependent) plot leaving large numbers of efficiently dispatched corpses in their wake.
If you are interested in Cassandra and want to develop real-world analysis applications, then this book is perfect for you. It would be helpful to have prior knowledge of NoSQL database.
What could you do with data if scalability wasn't a problem? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how Apache Cassandra handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers -- capabilities that have attracted Facebook, Twitter, and other data-intensive companies. Cassandra: The Definitive Guide provides the technical details and practical examples you need to assess this database management system and put it to work in a production environment. Author Eben Hewitt demonstrates the advantages of Cassandra's nonrelational design, and pays special attention to data modeling. If you're a developer, DBA, application architect, or manager looking to solve a database scaling issue or future-proof your application, this guide shows you how to harness Cassandra's speed and flexibility. Understand the tenets of Cassandra's column-oriented structure Learn how to write, update, and read Cassandra data Discover how to add or remove nodes from the cluster as your application requires Examine a working application that translates from a relational model to Cassandra's data model Use examples for writing clients in Java, Python, and C# Use the JMX interface to monitor a cluster's usage, memory patterns, and more Tune memory settings, data storage, and caching for better performance
If you are a developer or DevOps engineer who understands the basics of Cassandra and are ready to take your knowledge to the next level, then this book is for you. An understanding of the essentials of Cassandra is needed.
Two science fiction masters--Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick--team up to deliver a classic thriller in which one man uncovers the hidden history of the United States space program... "Houston, we have a problem..." Formerly a cynical, ambitious PR man, Jerry Culpepper finally found a client he could believe in when he was hired as NASA's public affairs director. Proud of the Agency's history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future. But public disinterest and budget cuts changed that future. Now, a half century after the first Moon landing, Jerry feels like the only one with stars in his eyes. Then a fifty-year-old secret about the Apollo XI mission is revealed, and he finds himself embroiled in the biggest controversy of the twenty-first century, one that will test his ability--and his willingness--to spin the truth about a conspiracy of reality-altering proportions...