Luck of the Draw
Author : B.J. Daniels
Publisher : HQN Books
Release :2019-05-21
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781488098932
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He may get a second chance at his one true love—if someone doesn’t kill her first When Garrett Sterling leaves for a horseback ride through his family’s sprawling Montana property, he’s expecting a relaxing break from the construction at the Sterling guest ranch. What he gets is something far more sinister. It all happens so fast that it’s hard for Garrett—and the authorities—to sort out the facts. Two things are certain, though: someone is dead and the killer knows there was a witness. But when the one woman he could never forget emerges as a key suspect in the investigation, Garrett will do anything he can to help clear her name. She’s still keeping secrets from him—that much is clear. But Garrett won’t rest until he uncovers what really happened that day, how she’s involved—and why everything she’s ever told him is a lie.

The Luck of the Draw
Author : Captain C. Kenneth Ruiz, USN (Ret.)
Publisher : Zenith Press
Release :2005-06-27
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781616737498
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DIVA coin flip likely saved the life of Kenneth C. Ruiz. It was August 1942 and he was fresh out of the U.S. Naval Academy. He and a classmate flipped a coin to see who would stand watch on the bridge of their heavy cruiser, the USS Vincennes, off Savo Island as the Marines were landing on Guadalcanal. Ruiz was on the bridge when the ship took a direct hit and sank. He ended up in the Pacific without a life jacket, but his classmate and the entire radio room crew perished in the attack. "The luck of the draw" is a recurring theme in this powerful memoir. Following the demise of the Vincennes, Ruiz volunteered to serve on submarines for the balance of the war and had numerous harrowing experiences. He spent most of his time on the USS Pollack, which was sub-standard in terms of technology, but was still deadly and made a significant impact on Japanese shipping in the far reaches of the Pacific. A worthy addition to the litany of WWII books on submariners, The Luck of the Draw is filled with heartbreaking stories of how the smallest decisions made the difference between life and death for soldiers and sailors in the war./div

The Luck of the Draw
Author : Peter Stone
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2011-04-15
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0199842442
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From the earliest times, people have used lotteries to make decisions--by drawing straws, tossing coins, picking names out of hats, and so on. We use lotteries to place citizens on juries, draft men into armies, assign students to schools, and even on very rare occasions, select lifeboat survivors to be eaten. Lotteries make a great deal of sense in all of these cases, and yet there is something absurd about them. Largely, this is because lottery-based decisions are not based upon reasons. In fact, lotteries actively prevent reason from playing a role in decision making at all. Over the years, people have devoted considerable effort to solving this paradox and thinking about the legitimacy of lotteries as a whole. However, these scholars have mainly focused on lotteries on a case-by-case basis, not as a part of a comprehensive political theory of lotteries. In The Luck of the Draw, Peter Stone surveys the variety of arguments proffered for and against lotteries and argues that they only have one true effect relevant to decision making: the "sanitizing effect" of preventing decisions from being made on the basis of reasons. While this rationale might sound strange to us, Stone contends that in many instances, it is vital that decisions be made without the use of reasons. By developing innovative principles for the use of lottery-based decision making, Stone lays a foundation for understanding when it is--and when it is not--appropriate to draw lots when making political decisions both large and small.

Luck of the Draw
Author : Kate Clayborn
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corporation
Release :2018-04-24
Total pages :244
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1516105133
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Buying a lotto ticket with her two best friends didn't change Zoe's life. Only following her heart would do that . . . Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O'Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O'Leary doesn't need-or want-her apology. He does, however, need something else from her. Something Zoe is more than willing to give, if only to ease the pain in her heart, a sorrow she sees mirrored in his eyes . . . Aiden doesn't know what possesses him to ask his family's enemy to be his fake fiancée. But he needs a bride if he hopes to be the winning bid on the campground he wants to purchase as part of his beloved brother's legacy. Skilled in the art of deception, the cool beauty certainly fits the bill. Only Aiden didn't expect all the humor and heart Zoe brings to their partnership-or the desire that runs deep between them. Now he's struggling with his own dark truth-that he's falling for the very woman he vowed never to forgive.

Luck of the Draw
Author : Piers Anthony
Publisher : Tor Books
Release :2012-12-24
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781429947299
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Bryce is summoned to Xanth as part of a wager between the Demons Earth and Xanth. To his surprise, he has left behind his home and family and eighty-year-old body forever, in exchange for youth and magic....and a quest. He must court and marry Princess Harmony, who is anything but willing to be courted! Luck of the Draw is Piers Anthony's thirty-sixth pun-filled adventure in the magical land of Xanth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Luck of the Draw
Author : Chris Gudgeon
Publisher : arsenal pulp press
Release :2002-07-01
Total pages :176
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781551523286
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Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball— it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? Luck of the Draw profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, Luck of the Draw is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw
Author : Carolina Garcia Aguilera
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2004-06
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0060536349
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Mandated by her mother to reclaim the family's glory by restoring a glamorous Havana casino that they lost when Castro took power, Esmerelda sets out to find and rescue her journalist sister, a mission that brings her to the seedy bars and back alleys of Las Vegas. By the author of One Hot Summer. Reprint.

The Luck of the Draw
Author : Edward Sly
Publisher :
Release :2003
Total pages :184
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1876439874
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The author is descended from a long line of colonial families, was born in London in 1918, then moved to Sydney when his family was expatriated in 1919. His story covers his experiences from then through the Second World War, in Rhodesia, the Middle East, Malta and the Pacific, after which he married and commenced a life on the land.

Luck of the Draw : True-life Tales of Lotteries and Their Winners
Author : Chris Gudgeon
Publisher : Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall Canada
Release :1995
Total pages :203
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0132266067
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Money. Gobs of it. In the blink of an eye - or the drop of a ball? it's all yours. Everyone dreams about striking it rich by winning a lottery. We all feverishly line up to purchase our tickets, and watch TV or scan the newspapers to see if we have won, even though the odds are better that we will be struck by lightning. Still, we perservere, because no matter what else happens this week, you can be sure that someone, somewhere, will win the big one. Lotteries are an unparalleled popular phenomenon. But what happens after the winners are revealed, and the checks have been issued? How does winning a lottery change one's life? "Luck of the Draw" profiles past winners of big lotteries, and how their windfall impacted their lives, mostly for the better, but interestingly sometimes for the worse, such was the case of a Florida widow who won $5 million in 1984; three years later, she lost her mansion and fancy cars, and owed the IRS $500,000 for back taxes. Eventually she was arrested for trying to hire a contract killer to take out her daughter-in-law, whom she blamed for her lottery misfortune. The book also depicts the past, present and future of lotteries in North America and the world over, and includes a special chapter on the revived phenomenon of big-time TV game show winners. Who wants to be a millionaire? Seemingly, everyone. In a country where eighty percent of adults have played a lottery, creating a multi-billion dollar industry, "Luck of the Draw" is an insightful inside look at lotteries, its winners, and its losers.

Luck of the Draw
Author : Alexander Stewart Robertson
Publisher : Samuel French , Limited
Release :2007
Total pages :23
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UVA:X030233388
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It is the long-awaited annual Christmas prize draw for the Shelf Union Social Club. In a locked committee room, with everything in place for a fair draw, the Chairman, the Treasurer and the Organizer await the beleaguered Mr. Pessel, a non-committee guest witness, to pick a winning ticket. A witty, humorous moral entanglement begins when Mr. Pessel draws a ticket belonging to Mr. Brooker, one of the richest men in the area and not a ticket belonging to someone more worthy of winning the first-prize hamper.1 woman, 3 men