Dirty Headlines
Author : L. J. Shen
Publisher :
Release :2018-09-07
Total pages :328
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1732624704
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Enemies-to-lovers, office romance set in the explosive world of New York's media rooms

Dirty Headlines
Author : L. J. Shen
Publisher :
Release :2018-09-12
Total pages :326
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1727311787
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From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.Célian Laurent.Manhattan royalty.Notorious playboy.Heir to a media empire....And my new boss.I could have impressed him, if not for last month's unforgettable one-night stand.I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory--namely, his wallet.Now he's staring me down like I'm the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I'm supposed to take it.But the thing about being Judith "Jude" Humphry is I have nothing to lose.Brooklyn girl.Infamously quirky.Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.He knows it.So do I. Every day in the newsroom is a battle.Every night in his bed, war.But it's my heart at stake, and I fear I'll be raising the white flag.

American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club)
Author : Jeanine Cummins
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release :2020-01-21
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781250209771
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#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.” —Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust
Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release :2017-11-23
Total pages :212
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789264278219
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Trust, both interpersonal trust, and trust in institutions, is a key ingredient of growth, societal well-being and governance. The OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust provide international recommendations on collecting, publishing, and analysing trust data.

Big Dirty Money
Author : Jennifer Taub
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2020-09-29
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781984879981
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How ordinary Americans suffer when the rich and powerful break the law to get richer and more powerful--and how we can stop it. There is an elite crime spree happening in America, and the privileged perps are getting away with it. Selling loose cigarettes on a city sidewalk can lead to a choke-hold arrest, and death, if you are not among the top 1%. But if you're rich and commit mail, wire, or bank fraud, embezzle pension funds, lie in court, obstruct justice, bribe a public official, launder money, or cheat on your taxes, you're likely to get off scot-free (or even win an election). When caught and convicted, such as for bribing their kids' way into college, high-class criminals make brief stops in minimum security "Club Fed" camps. Operate the scam from the executive suite of a giant corporation, and you can prosper with impunity. Consider Wells Fargo & Co. Pressured by management, employees at the bank opened more than three million bank and credit card accounts without customer consent, and charged late fees and penalties to account holders. When CEO John Stumpf resigned in "shame," the board of directors granted him a $134 million golden parachute. This is not victimless crime. Big Dirty Money details the scandalously common and concrete ways that ordinary Americans suffer when the well-heeled use white collar crime to gain and sustain wealth, social status, and political influence. Profiteers caused the mortgage meltdown and the prescription opioid crisis, they've evaded taxes and deprived communities of public funds for education, public health, and infrastructure. Taub goes beyond the headlines (of which there is no shortage) to track how we got here (essentially a post-Enron failure of prosecutorial muscle, the growth of "too big to jail" syndrome, and a developing implicit immunity of the upper class) and pose solutions that can help catch and convict offenders.

An Understanding of Self
Author : J.L. Dhar
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release :2015-07-07
Total pages :200
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9788183282604
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Simple Ways To Harness The Power Within Practical, precise and full of real-life examples, this book is meant to be your intimate life-coach. In fact, this book is an invitation - an invitation to truly know and understand yourself. But it is not an invitation that somebody else has sent you. It has actually come from the deep yearning of your own soul. It is an invitation from you to yourself. Be invited and undertake the journey within.

In The Unlikely Event
Author : L. J. Shen
Publisher :
Release :2019-11-18
Total pages :368
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1732624739
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A second-chance, enemies-to-lovers contemporaryu romance.

Composing a World
Author : Leta E. Miller,Fredric Lieberman
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release :2004
Total pages :381
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0252071883
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Composing a World is the definitive work on Lou Harrison, the prolific California composer often cited as one of America's most original and influential figures. The product of extensive research, including seventy-five interviews with the composer and those associated with him over half a century, Composing a World includes chapters on music and dance, intonation and tuning, instrument building, music criticism, Harrison's political activism, homosexuality, Asian influences, and final years. This edition features an updated catalog of works reflecting compositions completed after 1997. It also includes an annotated work list detailing more than 300 compositions and a CD featuring over seventy-four minutes of illustrative Harrison compositions, including several unique and previously unrecorded works. A compelling and deeply human portrait, Composing a World offers an indispensable study of a beloved musical pioneer.

Dirty Wars
Author : Jeremy Scahill
Publisher : Profile Books
Release :2013-05-09
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781847658258
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In this story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, Jeremy Scahill exposes America's new approach to war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never publicly acknowledged. From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries and elite Special Operations Forces operators. He goes deep into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and walks the streets of Mogadishu with CIA-backed warlords. We also meet the survivors of night raids and drone strikes - including families of US citizens targeted for assassination by their own government - who reveal the shocking human consequences of the dirty wars the United States struggle to keep hidden.

Ball Peen Hammer
Author : Lauren Rowe
Publisher : EverAfter Romance
Release :2017-04-05
Total pages :382
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1635760674
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Keane Morgan wouldn't return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn't want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin' choice in the matter--at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax's coveted parking spot at UCLA. Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase "baby doll" with a straight face? Oh, that's right: the kind of guy who's a male stripper. Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle's answer to Magic Mike, a stripper know as "Ball Peen Hammer"--which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I'd ever fall far. Not. At. All. No freakin' way. Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is. Which I did. Hard.