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Taking charge of her new boss!Fleur has been hired by self-made businessman Darcy Howard to motivate his staff...and her first task is to insist that the workaholic Darcy starts having more fun. Only things aren't going to plan. It's Darcy who's showing Fleur the best time of her life!Now Fleur's wishing her temporary contract with Darcy could become a permanent one-and she's not thinking about business.
The first graphic novel--a mesmerizing fictional chronicle of a universal American experience. Through a quartet of four interwoven stories, A Contract With God express the joy, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx. This is the legendary book that launched a new art form and reaffirmed Will Eisner as one of the great pioneers of American graphics.
A marriage is forever, not just for convenience. . . Hunter Myles: this Australian's worth billions and can buy any woman he wants!Lily Harper: perfect for a convenient marriage and she needs Hunter's help!Hunter's ring is on her finger, but Lily knows it'll only be there for twelve months. Soon, a year doesn't seem quite long enough. Lily has fallen in love with her temporary husband!
Contracting for Bus and Demand-Responsive Transit Services: A Survey of U.S. Practice and Experienceby National Research Council
The National Academies Press (NAP)--publisher for the National Academies--publishes more than 200 books a year offering the most authoritative views, definitive information, and groundbreaking recommendations on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Our books are unique in that they are authored by the nation's leading experts in every scientific field.
George Young, accepts work as a contracted civilian interrogator for the U.S. government. Soon he's overseas at a secret holding facility for suspected terrorists, a place called Omega.
A thorough overview of Contracts, the fifth edition of this popular E&E for Brian Blum's extraordinarily lucid explanations of complex concepts. The Fifth Edition of Examples & Explanations: Contracts, builds on the framework established in earlier editions by providing an accessible, comprehensive treatment of the first-year contracts syllabus, written especially for students and designed to provide them with information, examples, and analysis of appropriate complexity and detail. In the fifth edition, the coverage of contracting through standard forms and electronic means is expanded, and new notes offer an international perspective on contract law. Thoroughly updated in its Fifth Edition, Examples & Explanations: Contracts features: the proven-effective Examples & Explanations format that combines explanatory text with hypothetical problems and answers a well-organized arrangement of topics that links the themes in each chapter so that students can see the interaction between different topics studied in the course informal and lucid text that articulates basic assumptions, explains the transactional context, and defines terminology sufficiently complex examples--many based on actual cases --that allow the reader to explore topics in depth flow charts and diagrams that illustrate key points and reinforce memory coverage of UCC Article 2 throughout the book expanded coverage of standard form contracts and contemporary forms of contracting via electronic communications and on the Internet new notes throughout the book that give student a perspective on how the rules of contract law may differ in other countries A gifted teacher and author, Brian Blum clarifies the principles, goals, policies, and legal rules of Contracts. The Examples & Explanations pedagogy gives the reader practice interpreting the contracts and applying the rules and principles to factual situations.
Contracts, the foundation of economic activity, are both vital and misunderstood. This book corrects the misunderstandings through a series of engaging stories involving such diverse individuals as Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Clive Cussler, Lady Gaga and Donald Trump. Capturing the essentials of this subject, the book explores recurring issues people face in contracting. It shows how age-old precedents and wisdom still apply today and how contract law's inherent dynamism cautions against exuberant reforms. The book will appeal to the general reader and specialists in the field alike, and to both teachers and students of contracts.
When everything starts spinning out of control . . . Three years into college, Tressa Oliver's life is a nonstop party. She's skating by in her classes, and there's no shortage of drinking, dancing, and general hell-raising. The only aspect that hasn't been much fun: She can't shake the toxic jerks that always seem to gravitate toward her. It will take someone totally wrong . . . Trent James is the classic anti-bad boy: smart, boring, and way too serious. To a wild girl like Tressa, there's no way in hell they're compatible--especially since Trent seems to see straight through her defenses. To set her right. When a college prank goes terribly wrong, Tressa starts to suspect that her partying ways are leading nowhere fast. Now she has to turn to the last person she ever thought she'd ask for help--and quickly discovers that there's more to Trent than meets the eye . . .
Take the traditional sales model, which is outdated and needs a serious makeover, and turn it on its head by applying the advice in The Contrarian Effect: Why It Pays (Big) to Take Typical Sales Advice and Do the Opposite. Find an entirely sound approach to building better client relationships and closing more sales by doing the exact opposite that conventional sales advice dictates. Re-examine the most well-worn sales tactics in the business and discover specific and actionable strategies and principles that will help you close more sales today.
David Dreman, chairman and managing director of Dreman Value Management, LLC, is one of the most successful and influential investment managers in history, and his name is synonymous with contrarian investing. In this major revision of his investment classic, which Warren Buffett called "that rarity--an extremely readable and useful book that will be of great value both to the layman and the professional," Dreman introduces vitally important new findings in psychology that explain why the stock market is inescapably given to bubbles, panics, and periods of high volatility. He also shows how we can use these findings to reliably profit from market errors, crash-proof our portfolios, and earn market-beating long-term returns.The need for these keen new insights and his powerful contrarian strategies has never been more urgent. The market crash of 2007-2008 left no doubt that there are glaring flaws in the theory underlying all of the other prevailing investment strategies--the efficient market hypothesis--as well as in the long-accepted theory of risk. These twin theories, and all of the popular investing strategies that are based on them, fail to account for major, systematic errors in human judgment that the powerful new psychology research explains, such as emotional overreactions and a host of mental shortcuts in decision-making that lead to wild over- and undervaluations of securities as well as fundamentally flawed assessments of risk. Dreman's contrarian strategies not only account for these dangerous psychological effects but allow investors to take advantage of them. Dreman presents a breakthrough new theory of risk and introduces vital findings about the hidden dangers of high-speed trading and its role in volatility; he also delves into the pernicious risk of flash crashes as well as how to prepare for inflation.Updating all his signature charts of market movements and stock valuations that prove the remarkable power of his contrarian strategies, he shows how the strategies would have optimized returns during the "lost decade" that culminated in the 2007-2008 crash and would have positioned investors for market-beating returns in the recovery. Enhancing his core methods for choosing stocks with a number of new techniques developed over the last decade, he shows why the "best" stocks are consistently overvalued while the so-called worst, contrarian stocks are undervalued, and he lays out his proven and simple rules for avoiding the pitfalls and spotting the bargains.Based on breakthrough research and showing for the first time how the new psychological findings can be directly incorporated into investing strategy, this thoroughly revised edition of one of the most influential books on investment is an essential addition to every investor's arsenal.
In seven provocative essays, the author confronts the contradictions to which readers respond emotionally in great works of literature.
Sometimes it happens, and it happened to Mary: One day she woke up feeling contrary. She put her hat on backward, her shoes on the wrong feet, and went out to play. How will Contrary Mary's mom deal with this obstinate outlook?
"Radical in the true sense of the word, [Parenti] digs at the roots which . . . sustain our public consciousness."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewA powerful selection of Michael Parenti's most lucid and penetrating writings on real history, political life, empire, wealth, class power, technology, culture, ideology, media, environment, sex, and ethnicity. Also included are a few choice selections drawn from his own life experiences and political awakening. Parenti goes where few political observers dare to tread.Michael Parenti is the author of eighteen books, including Superpatriotism, Inventing Reality, and The Assassination of Julius Caesar.
Prominent leftist public intellectual Parenti has built a reputation for himself as a trenchant, yet engaging and accessible, critic of capitalism, imperialism, and other forms of exploitation and violence and this diverse collection of his writings will not disappoint his fans (nor, probably, convince his detractors). Over the course of the collection he takes on the corporate media, intellectual repression in academia, the stolen presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 (not that he's a fan of Al Gore or John Kerry), right wing judicial activism, free-market orthodoxies and mythologies, racism, sexism, homophobia, postmodern attacks on Marxism, the distortions of dominant history, ill-informed demonizations of the Venezuelan political process, his own life, and many other topics. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Contrary Pleasure, one of many classic novels from John D. MacDonald, the beloved author of Cape Fear and the Travis McGee series, is now available as an eBook. Sin casts a long shadow . . . and touches the innocent along with the guilty in this powerful, probing novel. For generations the Delevan family has reflected only the best of everything: wealth, position, influence, the kind of good looks that only money can buy. No one would dare suspect that their glittering facade and cherished privacy mask forbidden lusts, furtive pleasures, and twisted dreams. But it's only a matter of time before the dark secrets the Delevans have been hiding from the world--and from each other--erupt with a fury. And when they do, the aftermath could destroy them all. Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz Praise for John D. MacDonald "The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."--Stephen King "My favorite novelist of all time."--Dean Koontz "To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut "A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."--Mary Higgins Clark
This resource identifies the stages and progression of sex addiction, including assessment, intervention, and treatment methods. It also covers family structure, bonding, boundaries, and recovery topics.
Isn't it time you knew the honest-to-goodness truth? We've all come to believe hundreds of "false facts"--myths that we've blindly accepted as truth, misconceptions that we've ignorantly retold to others--Contrary to Popular Beliefprovides an instant remedy for your pounding head full of misinformation, giving you quick relief with enlightening and entertaining facts. Inside you'll learn: George Washington was not the first president of the United States. Leap year does not occur every four years. The ostrich does not bury its head in the sand. Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. Ship captains cannot perform marriages at sea. Sound does not travel at the speed of sound. The needle on a compass does not point to the North Pole. Leonardo da Vinci did not paint the Mona Lisa. And more than two hundred other bits of conventional "wisdom" that are completely bunk.
The first play professionally performed in the United States The Contrast by Royall Tyler A Comedy WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THOMAS J. McKEE
Martin Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy reflects his famous philosophical "turning." In this work, Heidegger returns to the question of being from its inception in Being and Time to a new questioning of being as event. Heidegger opens up the essential dimensions of his thinking on the historicality of being that underlies all of his later writings. Contributions was composed as a series of private ponderings that were not originally intended for publication. They are nonlinear and radically at odds with the traditional understanding of thinking. This translation presents Heidegger in plain and straightforward terms, allowing surer access to this new turn in Heidegger's conception of being.
In this sweeping, heart-wrenching, and inspiring tale, twin sisters separated at birth reconnect through art, faith, and a father who touched the world through his paintings.When journalist and adoptee Dorie McKenna learns that her biological father was a famous artist, it comes with another startling discovery: she has a twin sister, Catherine Wagner, who inherited their father's talent. Dorie is eager to introduce her sister's genius to the public, but Catherine is a cloistered nun with a vow of silence who adamantly refuses to show or sell the paintings she dedicates to God. Hoping to get to know her sister and research the potential story, Dorie poses as an aspiring nun at the convent where Catherine lives. Her growing relationship with Catherine helps Dorie come to terms with her adoption, but soon the sisters' shared biological past and uncertain futures collide as they clash over the meaning and purpose of art. Will they remain side-by-side for the rest of their lives, or will their conflicts change the course of the future? Find out in this beautifully detailed story that takes you on a spellbinding journey of the heart.
For fans of Uglies comes a spiraling, intense sci fi thriller."Control blew me away. The twists and turns and suspense made for a thrilling ride. Zel is as authentic a character as I've read in a very long time. Highly recommended" - James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze RunnerSet in 2150 -- in a world of automatic cars, nightclubs with auditory ecstasy drugs, and guys with four arms -- this is about the human genetic "mistakes" that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.When their overprotective father is killed in a terrible accident, Zel and her younger sister, Dylia, are lost in grief. But it's not until strangers appear, using bizarre sensory weapons, that the life they had is truly eviscerated. Zel ends up in a safe house for teens that aren't like any she's ever seen -- teens who, by law, shouldn't even exist. One of them -- an angry tattooed boy haunted by tragedy -- can help Zel reunite with her sister.But only if she is willing to lose him.
Their romance was a modern-day fairy tale: handsome older millionaire falls for struggling young waitress. Robert swept Elsie off her feet-and into his bed-put a huge diamond on her finger and spirited her away in his private jet destined for happily-ever-after.Eight years later, Elsie Kolstadt realizes the clock has struck midnight. The five-star restaurants, exclusive address and exotic vacations can no longer make up for Robert's desire to control everything. From her hair to her music, Robert has things the way he wants them. No matter what.But it's Robert's ultimate, unforgivable manipulation that finally shocks Elsie into action. Though divorce would strip her of everything, she can't live under his roof any more. Making her decision easier is Dion Carter, a high-school football coach with a heart of gold and a body of sculpted steel. Suddenly Elsie is deep in a steamy affair that could cost her everything-because Robert will stop at nothing to keep her under his thumb.will stop at nothing to keep Elsie under his thumb.
Scott Tyler is not like other teenagers. With a single thought he can alter reality around him. And he can stop anyone else from doing the same.That's why he's so important to ARES, the secret government agency that regulates other kids like him: Shifters.They've sent him on a mission. To track down the enigmatic Frank Anderson. An ex-Shifter who runs a project for unusual kids - as if the ability to change your every decision wasn't unusual enough. But Anderson and the kids have a dark secret. One that Scott is determined to discover.As his obsession with discovering the truth takes him further away from anyone he cares about, his grip on reality starts to weaken. Scott realises if he can't control his choices, they'll control him.
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