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Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado. By turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these powerful tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths--and reveal that the truth awaiting us there is not what we would expect.
Off the coast of Costa Rica, the Navy Command Ship "U.S.S. Coronado" launches the high-tech, all-out assault the world has been waiting for--an attack on one of Central America's most powerful drug lords. But disaster is about to strike. For in the twisting jungles, the most powerful anti-drug invasion force ever assembled is about to be viciously ambushed--and not just by the brutal forces of the cartels, but by an unseen enemy hidden within its very ranks.
Written in 1930, Coronado's Children was one of J. Frank Dobie's first books, and the one that helped gain him national prominence as a folklorist. In it, he recounts the tales and legends of those hardy souls who searched for buried treasure in the Southwest following in the footsteps of that earlier gold seeker, the Spaniard Coronado. "These people," Dobie writes in his introduction, "no matter what language they speak, are truly Coronado's inheritors. . . . l have called them Coronado's children. They follow Spanish trails, buffalo trails, cow trails, they dig where there are no trails; but oftener than they dig or prospect they just sit and tell stories of lost mines, of buried bullion by the jack load. . . " This is the tale-spinning Dobie at his best, dealing with subjects as irresistible as ghost stories and haunted houses.
Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. The high metabolism and oxygen demand of the cardiac myocardium depends on both a high blood flow and a rich capillary density. For this reason, the growth of the coronary vasculature is vital, not only in early development, but also in the adult faced with various stresses. Novel technologies have enabled the discovery of the molecular mechanisms underlying the growth and assembly coronary vessels, and this volume covers the hierarchy of the coronary vasculature from its embryonic origins through its postnatal growth, adulthood, and senescence. Chapters address normal coronary development, coronary anomalies and their possible underlying developmental errors, coronary vessel adaptations to exercise training, aging, hypoxia, myocardial ischemia, and cardiac hypertrophy. This comprehensive overview of current research in coronary vessels and myocardial perfusion was written by Dr. Robert J. Tomanek, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa. The book reviews, discusses, and integrates findings from various areas of coronary vasculature research, and as a result, will be a valuable reference source for cardiovascular scientists and physicians for many years to come.
Golden Collar: Book 1.5Sequel to ChoicesWhen a country crowns a new ruler, the people rejoice. For most, it's a time to put away old fears and look to a future of peace and prosperity. But for Teman, a pleasure slave in the land of Neyem, the coronation of his love and master Bathasar fills him with new fears. Assassination rumors roll through the country--and Bathasar is the target. And Teman knows a malik has many duties. Bathasar may not have room in his life for devotion to a slave--a lover he can't publicly claim. The love they have might shine brighter than the crown's jewels, but only if they can keep it alive against all odds. A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.
The wheels of the Coronation Special from Sheffield, due at St. Pancras Station at six o'clock in the morning of Coronation Day, sang the steady, lulling dickety-clax, dickety-clax of the British Railways. Approaching a crossing, the engine shrieked hysterically into the drizzly night as it pulled its heavy load through the countryside, London bound. In the third-class compartment occupied by the five members of the Clagg family and three other passengers, no one slept, though Granny kept nagging at the two children to try to do so because of the long exciting day ahead.
To Thomas Noguchi, America's most famous medical examiner, every death is a mystery--until the cause is foundIn his first book, the runaway bestseller Coroner, Dr. Noguchi wrote of his controversial investigations as medical examiner of Los Angeles County. In Coroner at Large, the man who has often been called the "Detective of Death" probes the mysteries surrounding the most celebrated criminal cases in recent American history.Using sophisticated techniques of modern forensic science and once again "telling it like it is," Dr. Noguchi reveals the truth behind the headlines in the untimely deaths of show business celebrities:--The drowning of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson--The murder of Sal Mineo--The suicide of Freddie Prinze--The slaying of "Playmate of the Year" Dorothy Stratten--Elvis Presley's fatal heart attackForensic science, too, provides new clues to fascinating historical puzzles: the true fates of General George Custer, the Emperor Napoleon, and Adolf Hitler.In Coroner at Large, Dr. Noguchi brilliantly provides the missing links in our knowledge of these cases. Here, from his own investigations and his pioneering work in the field, we see forensic science in action, unraveling the mysteries of death--both natural and unnatural--in real-life cases that might have baffled even the great Sherlock Holmes.
Noguchi, once Chief Medical Examiner for Los Angeles, is fascinated by forensic evidence in crimes. He applies forensic principles to many recent cases plus historical ones.
During Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Louis Cataldie remained in New Orleans in dangerous and often unbearable conditions to attend to the sick, the injured-and the dead. As chief coroner of Baton Rouge, tending to the dead is Cataldie's job. A little town with big-city problems, Baton Rouge means "Red Stick"-and lives up to its bloody name. Cataldie has faced unusual and disturbing cases, from tracking three serial killers on the loose simultaneously while working the scene of a Malvo/ Muhammad Beltway Sniper shooting, to helping apprehend Baton Rouge serial killer Derrick Todd Lee in a controversial case that was featured in an ABC Primetime Live special with Diane Sawyer and Patricia Cornwell. Cataldie's maverick ways have made him a favorite target of the media, but he offers no apologies, and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Graphic and frank, this is his unique, up-close look at his life spent stalking death in the Deep South.
Dr. Siri Paiboun, one of the last doctors left in Laos after the Communist takeover, has been drafted to be national coroner. He is untrained for the job, but this independent 72-year-old has an outstanding qualification for it: curiosity. And he doesn't mind incurring the wrath of the Party hierarchy as he unravels mysterious murders, because the spirits of the dead are on his side. With the help of his newly-appointed secretary, the ambitious and shrewd Dtui, and Mr. Geung, the Down-Syndrome-afflicted morgue assistant, Dr. Paiboun performs autopsies and begins asking questions to solve the mysteries relating to the death of the wife of a government official and of the unidentified body fished out of the river who didn't drown but was tortured with electricity. As it turns out, all is not peaceful and calm in the new Communist paradise of Laos.
Paiboun is chief coronerin a barely equipped morgue, staffed by a retarded technician and a homely nurse who keeps them functioning. Suddenly there is a sudden rash of mysteriously slain bodies.
In this new fantasy series, a young woman takes her own destiny by the hand-and the hilt. California girl Kim Murray is unsatisfied with grad school and restless in life. Modern men disappoint her, and she studies ballet and fencing because they remind her of older, more romantic times. She lives with her parents and her beloved but secretive aristocratic grandmother, who speaks only French and refuses to share stories about the mysterious family she left behind in Europe, inspiring Kim to travel there and find her roots. Kim soon finds herself swept up in an adventure of fantastic deceptions and passionate intrigue-and a shocking realization about her own bloodline that leaves her reeling. .
Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have banned it, and many child advocates recommend that parents no longer spank or strike their children. In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key issue in child welfare. The contributors discuss corporal punishment, its use, causes, and consequences, drawing on a wide array of comparative, psychological, and sociological theories. Together, they clarify the analytical issues and lay a strong foundation for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Sister Mary Helen finds herself solving 3 murders which have a common link.
Establish a successful corporate blog to reach your customers Corporate blogs require careful planning and attention to legal and corporate policies in order for them to be productive and effective. This fun, friendly, and practical guide walks you through using blogging as a first line of communication to customers and explains how to protect your company and employees through privacy, disclosure, and moderation policies. Blogging guru Douglas Karr demonstrates how blogs are an ideal way to offer a conversational and approachable relationship with customers. You'll discover how to prepare, execute, establish, and promote a corporate blogging strategy so that you can reap the rewards that corporate blogging offers. Shares best practices of corporate blogging, including tricks of the trade, what works, and traps to avoid Walks you through preparing a corporate blog, establishing a strategy, promoting that blog, and measuring its success Reviews the legalities involved with a corporate blog, such as disclaimers, terms of service, comment policies, libel and defamation, and more Features examples of successful blogging programs throughout the book Corporate Blogging For Dummies shows you how to establish a corporate blog in a safe, friendly, and successful manner.
Corporate Brand Personality addresses the increasing need for organizations to refocus and realign their corporate culture in order to compete in a business world that demands trust, respect and strong values. Moving beyond simply how products are marketed and perceived, it shows the reader how to lead and engage people at every level within the organization to ensure consistent engagement with brand values. Including practical models to show how corporate culture and values can be managed and improved, Corporate Brand Personality also provides real examples and case studies from the Marriott Hotel Group and Water Wellbeing Group among others that show how people's behaviours can deeply affect brand reputation through all areas of the business. Incorporating a complete strategy from start to finish, this book will help the reader build visible leadership, project an authentic brand image and reinforce their company's values.
The field of corporate communications describes the practices organizations use to communicate as coherent corporate `bodies'. Drawing on the metaphor of the body and on a variety of theories and disciplines the text challenges the idealized notion that organizations can and should communicate as unified wholes. The authors pose important questions such as: - Where does the central idea of corporate communications come from? - What are the underlying assumptions of most corporate communications practices? - What are the organizational and ethical challenges of attempting truly `corporate' communication? Clearly written with international vignettes and executive briefings, this book shows that in a complex world the management of communication needs to embrace multiple opinions and voices. Rewarding readers with a deeper understanding of corporate communications, the text will be a `must read' for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, in the arenas of corporate communications, organizational communication, employee relations, marketing, public relations and corporate identity management. Practitioners in these areas will be provoked to re-examine their assumptions and habits.
Corporate Creativity is the ultimate guide for executives and managers looking to increase creativity and innovation in their companies. This anthology of provocative essays, drawn from the pages of Design Management Review and Design Management Journal, explores personal, team, and organizational creativity, and it is packed with insights from the most respected names in the industry: Jeffrey Mauzy, Robert Rassmussen, Leonard Glick, Gerald Nadler, Stefano Marzano, and many others. These experts reveal how leading companies foster a creative culture and maximize talent resources. Essays explore managing creative staff, improving creative abilities of employees, taking risks, designing teams, integrating design and corporate philosophy into the management process, branding, and much more. Corporate Creativity is a must-have for anyone working to maximize creative potential in the workplace.
Logan Fortune is all business, although he's indulged in his share of pleasure, a fact made abundantly clear when he meets the new lady in his life: his toddler daughter.Admittedly out of his league, he turns to Emily Applegate, his no-nonsense assistant, perhaps the only woman in Texas who can resist his charms. Deep down, Emily's crazy about her boss, but playboy moguls are definitely out of her league. Tasked with hiring a nanny, she soon discovers none of the candidates is good enough for the little girl she's coming to adore.With her hair down, her glasses off and smiles aplenty for his daughter, Emily is suddenly so desirable to Logan, leaving him feeling a little unsteady. Now he's got to pull off the biggest merger of his life, convincing a woman with no illusions that his heart-and his daughter-belong to her.
The book that fills the practitioner need for a distillation of the most important tools and concepts of corporate financeIn today's competitive business environment, companies must find innovative ways to enable rapid and sustainable growth not just to survive, but to thrive. Corporate Finance: A Practical Approach is designed to help financial analysts, executives, and investors achieve this goal with a practice-oriented distillation of the most important tools and concepts of corporate finance.Updated for a post-financial crisis environment, the Second Edition provides coverage of the most important issues surrounding modern corporate finance for the new global economy:Preserves the hallmark conciseness of the first edition while offering expanded coverage of key topics including dividend policy, share repurchases, and capital structureCurrent, real-world examples are integrated throughout the book to provide the reader with a concrete understanding of critical business growth conceptsExplanations and examples are rigorous and global, but make minimal use of mathematicsEach chapter presents learning objectives which highlight key material, helping the reader glean the most effective business advice possibleWritten by the experts at CFA Institute, the world's largest association of professional investment managersCreated for current and aspiring financial professionals and investors alike, Corporate Finance focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in today's global corporate world.
Score your highest in corporate financeThe math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate financeGives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategiesProvides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lendingWith easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
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A comprehensive look at the enormous growth and evolution of distressed debt, corporate bankruptcy, and credit risk defaultThis Third Edition of the most authoritative finance book on the topic updates and expands its discussion of corporate distress and bankruptcy, as well as the related markets dealing with high-yield and distressed debt, and offers state-of-the-art analysis and research on the costs of bankruptcy, credit default prediction, the post-emergence period performance of bankrupt firms, and more.
In the wake of the recent global financial collapse the timely new edition of this successful text provides students and business professionals with a welcome update of the key issues facing managers, boards of directors, investors, and shareholders.In addition to its authoritative overview of the history, the myth and the reality of corporate governance, this new edition has been updated to include:analysis of the financial crisis;the reasons for the global scale of the recessionthe failure of international risk managementAn overview of corporate governance guidelines and codes of practice;new cases.Once again in the new edition of their textbook, Robert A. G. Monks and Nell Minow show clearly the role of corporate governance in making sure the right questions are asked and the necessary checks and balances in place to protect the long-term, sustainable value of the enterprise.Features 18 case studies of institutions and corporations in crisis, and analyses the reasons for their fall (Cases include Lehman Brothers, General Motors, American Express, Time Warner, IBM and Premier Oil.)
Three Weddings and a Family On the road to happily-ever-after, a long-lost family is found! MARRIAGE-MINDED MILLIONAIRE? Reo Sampson was too busy making money to think about playing house. But when his pretty new assistant, Rusty Hanson, accompanied him for weekend negotiations, Reo discovered he liked--a little too much--having the sexy redhead by his side. And for a marriage-shy millionaire like himself, that was very unnerving... Rusty couldn't help but dream when her handsome boss took her in his arms. But she knew Reo didn't share her marriage wishes. Then the "boardroom barracuda" started showing a more husbandly side, and Rusty decided all Reo needed was a little push--straight down the aisle!
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