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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.

Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country

by Alex Cuadros

For readers of Michael Lewis comes an engrossing tale of a country's spectacular rise and fall, intertwined with the story of Brazil's wealthiest citizen, Eike Batista--a universal story of hubris and tragedy that uncovers the deeper meaning of this era of billionaires. When Bloomberg News invited the young American journalist Alex Cuadros to report on Brazil's emerging class of billionaires at the height of the historic Brazilian boom, he was poised to cover two of the biggest business stories of our time: how the giants of the developing world were triumphantly taking their place at the center of global capitalism, and how wealth inequality was changing societies everywhere. The billionaires of Brazil and their massive fortunes resided at the very top of their country's economic pyramid, and whether they quietly accumulated exceptional power or extravagantly displayed their decadence, they formed a potent microcosm of the world's richest .001 percent. Eike Batista, a flamboyant and charismatic evangelist for the country's new gospel of wealth, epitomized much of this rarefied sphere: In 2012, Batista ranked as the eighth-richest person in the world, was famous for his marriage to a beauty queen, and was a fixture in the Brazilian press. His constantly repeated ambition was to become the world's richest man and to bring Brazil along with him to the top. But by 2015, Batista was bankrupt, his son Thor had been indicted for manslaughter, and Brazil--its president facing impeachment, its provinces combating an epidemic, and its business and political class torn apart by scandal--had become a cautionary tale of a country run aground by its elites. Over the four years Cuadros was on the billionaire beat, he reported on media moguls and televangelists, energy barons and shadowy figures from the years of military dictatorship, soy barons who lived on the outskirts of the Amazon, and new-economy billionaires spinning money from speculation. He learned just how deeply they all reached into Brazilian life. They held sway over the economy, government, media, and stewardship of the environment; they determined the spiritual fates and populated the imaginations of their countrymen. Cuadros's zealous reporting takes us from penthouses to courtrooms, from favelas to extravagant art fairs, from scenes of unimaginable wealth to desperate, massive street protests. Within a business narrative that deftly explains and dramatizes the volatility of the global economy, Cuadros offers us literary journalism with a grand sweep. Praise for Brazillionaires"A wild, richly reported tale about Brazil's recent economic rise and fall, and some of the biggest, most colorful characters in business in Brazil who now have a global reach. . . . Cuadros's story really takes off when he focuses on Eike Batista, an over-the-top one-time billionaire who became the country's corporate mascot, only to go bankrupt in a dramatic unraveling."--Andrew Ross Sorkin, the New York Times "In this excellent book [Cuadros] has managed to use billionaires to illuminate the lives of both rich and poor Brazilians, and all those in between."--The Economist "Brazil's shocking rise and even more shocking fall is one of the biggest stories of our young century. Alex Cuadros tells it through the stories of its billionaires--whose genius, hubris, and (in some cases) utter folly come through in vivid, human detail throughout this book."--Brian Winter, co-author of The Accidental President of BrazilFrom the Hardcover edition.

Brazil's Dance with the Devil

by Dave Zirin

"You have to read David Zirin to believe him, and if you read him, you will believe him."-Jack McCallum, senior writer, Sports Illustrated"I once said Dave Zirin was the best young sportswriter in the US. I was wrong. He's simply the best."-Robert LipsyteThe people of Brazil celebrated when it was announced that they were hosting the twentieth World Cup (June 12-July 13, 2014), the world's most-viewed sporting tournament, and the thirty-first Summer Olympics (August 5-21, 2016).Now they are protesting in numbers the country hasn't seen in decades, with Brazilians taking to the streets to try to reclaim the sports they love but see being corrupted by powerful corporate interests, profiteering, and greed. In this compelling new book, relying on original reporting from the most dangerous corners of Rio to the halls of power in Washington, DC, Dave Zirin examines how sports and politics are colliding in remarkable fashion in Brazil, opening up an international conversation on the culture, economics, and politics of sports.One of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World" (Utne), Dave Zirin is a columnist for the Nation, SLAM, and SI.com. He is host of Sirius XM's popular weekly show Edge of Sports Radio and a regular guest on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Democracy Now!, and on MSNBC. His previous books include The John Carlos Story and What's My Name Fool? He lives near Washington, DC.

Brazzaville Beach

by William Boyd

In the heart of a civil war-torn African nation, primate researcher Hope Clearwater made a shocking discovery about apes and man . . . Young, alone, and far from her family in Britain, Hope Clearwater contemplates the extraordinary events that left her washed up like driftwood on Brazzaville Beach. It is here, on the distant, lonely outskirts of Africa, where she must come to terms with the perplexing and troubling circumstances of her recent past. For Hope is a survivor of the devastating cruelities of apes and humans alike. And to move forward, she must first grasp some hard and elusive truths: about marriage and madness, about the greed and savagery of charlatan science . . . and about what compels seemingly benign creatures to kill for pleasure alone.

The Brea File

by Louis Charbonneau

Spilled blood is not easily washed away...The People's Revolutionary Committee massacre was no accident. The annihilation of the PRC--the domestic terrorist organization responsible for a string of deadly attacks in the U.S.--was orchestrated by a rogue FBI agent operating under the code name "Brea." After the explosion, Brea disappeared and the case lay forgotten, except by one man.Special Agent Vernon Lippert always felt that there was more to the PRC incident than cited in the official report. So, months from retirement, he launched an inquiry of his own, outside official lines. Though Lippert finally discovered Brea's real identity, the knowledge cost him his life, and now his personal file on the case is missing.Paul Macimer, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office, is assigned to locate the Brea file. Retracing Lippert's steps, Macimer is quickly dragged into depths of bureaucratic subterfuge and red tape, tracking a cover-up to the top levels of the FBI. As Macimer gets closer to exposing the truth, someone tries to sabotage the investigation and targets Macimer and his family. Finding Brea isn't just a matter of duty anymore: it's survival.

The Breach

by Patrick Lee

Thirty years ago, in a facility buried beneath a vast Wyoming emptiness, an experiment gone awry accidentally opened a door.It is the world's best-kept secret--and its most terrifying.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: 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 Crust

by Ellery Adams

Plate up another slice of Southern magic and mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Lemon Pies and Little White Lies . . . PIE SHELLS AND DEATH BELLES Ella Mae LeFaye's delicious pies are still drawing long lines--as well as the attention of Beatrice Burbank, president of the Camellia Club, a philanthropic organization comprised of high-society Southern ladies from the charming and affluent town of Sweet Briar, Georgia. To ensure the success of their centennial dessert cookbook, Bea hires Ella Mae to teach the tasty tricks of her trade to the club's members at their annual retreat. Eager to work on new recipes for customers with food allergies and dietary restrictions, Ella Mae readily agrees. But when Ella Mae finds Bea's body floating in Lake Havenwood, she wonders what she's gotten herself mixed up in. Someone certainly wanted Bea to eat humble pie, and the retreat offers no shortage of unsavory characters, including Ella Mae's longtime nemesis, Loralyn Gaynor. Ella Mae definitely doesn't need magic to tell her she must find the killer before someone else gets panned.

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 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 (Call of Duty, Book 1)

by Diann Mills

PAGIE ROGERS SURVIVED EVERY CIA OPERATIVE'S WORST NIGHTMARE. A COVERT MISSION GONE TERRIBLY WRONG. A BETRAYAL BY THE ONE MAN SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD TRUST. Forced to disappear to protect the lives of her loved ones, Paige has spent the last several years building a quiet life as a small-town librarian. But the day a stranger comes to town and starts asking questions, Paige knows her careful existence has been shattered. He is coming after her again. And this time, he intends to silence her for good.

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

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 Alone

by Judith Ryan Hendricks

A deliciously magical and mouthwatering debut, "Bread Alone" is the uplifting journey of a woman whose entire life changes course when her husband announces one evening that their marriage no longer works for him.<P>Not suited for teaching high school and hopeless at selling real estate, thirty-one-year-old Wynter Morrison long ago gave up trying to find a suitable career and drifted into the role of a trophy wife -- mainly to suit her husband's desires. An ambitious advertising executive, David had encouraged Wyn to spend her days among other society wives at wine tastings, French films, and trendy restaurants -- improving their social Rolodex and his array of business contacts. So, after seven years of marriage, when David informs Wyn that he feels confined and that their marriage was a mistake, she is left emotionally devastated and without direction, wondering how she let herself become so dependent.<P>Desperate for a change of scenery, Wyn leaves behind her posh, pampered life in Hancock Park and ventures north to Seattle, where she spends aimless hours at a local bakery, sipping coffee and inhaling the sweet aroma of freshly made bread. These visits bring back memories of her apprenticeship at a French boulangerie, when her passion for bread-making nearly led her to leave college to become a baker. Once again the desire and ambition to bake bread consumes Wyn's thoughts, and when offered a position at the bakery, Wyn quickly accepts, grateful for the company.

Bread and Muffin Recipe Perfection

by Ellen Argyriou

Bread and Muffin Recipe Perfection contains simple, delicious recipes that anyone can make. From olive soda bread to delicious cranberry-spice muffins, this collection covers a muffins, scones and quickbreads. Each recipe comes with fully illustrated, easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

The Bread and the Wine: The Story of the Last Supper

by Denise Ahern

This book is a child's version of the Last Supper. It is replete with illustrations to make the story more enjoyable and understandable to young children. At the end of the book, the editor writes a note to the child's parent explaining what the book is about and its purpose: "Nothing is so constant as Christ's love and faithfulness. [In this book:] We read of the foot washing, of Judas' betrayal, of Christ's agony to pay for the sins of all mankind. But still through all Christ's love persists." Explain to your child the meaning and history of God's covenant. Tell him often of the love of Christ, and try to teach, by word and example, the lifestyle of Christian lore."

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