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Chairman of Fools

By Shimmer Chinodya
  • ISBN Code: : 1779221835
  • Publisher : Weaver Press
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Fiction
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Chairman of Fools explores the plight of Farai Chari, a supposedly successful writer, professor and self-acclaimed artist, living in an African culture in which tradition weighs heavy and middle class aspirations are crude. Farai yearns for a world in which men and women can freely associate with one another and gratify their passions without moral chastisement.

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  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Book Code : 1649601743
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 284
  • Pdf File: fool-s-luck.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What an unexpected delight. The concept is fresh and original, the writing solid, the story - well, I'm still smiling. Thomas Locke, Bestselling Author When high school teacher Myles Bradford wins the Powerball lottery, he decides to do something truly unexpected: run for President of the United States. Bradford is eager about the opportunity, but his family clearly is not. With little time to sway them to his side, he's thrust into running a quarter-billion-dollar nationwide campaign, complete with cross-country flights and road trips, expert staff, and armed security. But like most dreams, Bradford soon finds that what he imagined is completely different from what is real. Thrust into the spotlight, he faces attacks from newfound political enemies and false accusations while striving to climb the ladder of success. As Bradford gets closer to achieving his dreams, danger lurks on the home front. As his attention is pulled farther away from the things that matter most, Bradford may learn that even success has its price.

State of Terror

By Louise Penny,Hillary Rodham Clinton
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982173696
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: state-of-terror.pdf

Book Short Summary:

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER​ Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror. After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state. There is no love lost between the president of the United States and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it’s a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate. As the new president addresses Congress for the first time, with Secretary Adams in attendance, Anahita Dahir, a young foreign service officer (FSO) on the Pakistan desk at the State Department, receives a baffling text from an anonymous source. Too late, she realizes the message was a hastily coded warning. What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena. As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of power in the places where it counts the most. To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state. State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.

A Fool's Diary

By Neil Hutchison
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  • Publisher : Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Book Code : 6167817014
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: a-fool-s-diary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A hilarious romp through a year of expat living in Pattaya, Thailand. Imagine leaving the comfort zone of your home, family and friends to venture into the unknown. Imagine discovering an alien paradise only to realize that here, you are the alien who has to try to fit into your new environment. Imagine stumbling through a year of discovery among a tapestry of blunders and imagine that, all the while, you don't have a clue what you are doing. That takes a lot of imagination! ... but not for The Fool. By the author of the best selling Money Number One, this book is the third in a trilogy of titles following "The Fool in Paradise" theme. In this instance, "Paradise" refers to the Kingdom of Thailand and "The Fool", of course, is the author. The first in the series, A Fool in Paradise, was published in November 2003. It is a collection of 39 short stories about life in Thailand with particular attention to the entertainment scene in Pattaya. The second, A Fool is Back, came out in December 2004 and contained a further 32 stories along a similar vein, concentrating on fun and humour. Finally, after many delays due primarily to the bone laziness of the author, A Fool's Diary is born. More than a collection of tales, it chronicles a year in the life of a simple man; sometimes insightful, sometimes philosophical, but always with a dry wit that takes no prisoners.

Enjoy the Highs, Survive the Lows

By Paul Buck
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1911476246
  • Total of Pages : 135
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: enjoy-the-highs-survive-the-lows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Enjoy the Highs, Survive the Lows follows one man’s journey as a lifelong football fan and Spurs supporter. The book details the author’s experiences attending hundreds of matches during the course of fifty years and his often strong opinions regarding the top teams and all things football. In this fascinating book, Paul Buck takes a light-hearted look at the great sides and players and expresses his view on the demise of the FA Cup, England’s constant failure at major tournaments and the changing face and concerns of the modern game, all from the perspective of a dedicated and loyal fan. Paul also recalls his Sunday morning playing career and comments on youth football today, drawing from his time coaching at that level. Enjoy the Highs, Survive the Lows pays tribute to football fans of all ages, from any club, who have ever stood on a terrace, sat in the seats or simply pulled up an armchair to enjoy a match on TV. This book is for you.

In the Heart of a Fool

By William Allen White
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 562
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: in-the-heart-of-a-fool.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Dear Chairman

By Jeff Gramm
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062369849
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: dear-chairman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A sharp and illuminating history of one of capitalism’s longest running tensions—the conflicts of interest among public company directors, managers, and shareholders—told through entertaining case studies and original letters from some of our most legendary and controversial investors and activists. Recent disputes between shareholders and major corporations, including Apple and DuPont, have made headlines. But the struggle between management and those who own stock has been going on for nearly a century. Mixing never-before-published and rare, original letters from Wall Street icons—including Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Ross Perot, Carl Icahn, and Daniel Loeb—with masterful scholarship and professional insight, Dear Chairman traces the rise in shareholder activism from the 1920s to today, and provides an invaluable and unprecedented perspective on what it means to be a public company, including how they work and who is really in control. Jeff Gramm analyzes different eras and pivotal boardroom battles from the last century to understand the factors that have caused shareholders and management to collide. Throughout, he uses the letters to show how investors interact with directors and managers, how they think about their target companies, and how they plan to profit. Each is a fascinating example of capitalism at work told through the voices of its most colorful, influential participants. A hedge fund manager and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, Gramm has spent as much time evaluating CEOs and directors as he has trying to understand and value businesses. He has seen public companies that are poorly run, and some that willfully disenfranchise their shareholders. While he pays tribute to the ingenuity of public company investors, Gramm also exposes examples of shareholder activism at its very worst, when hedge funds engineer stealthy land-grabs at the expense of a company’s long term prospects. Ultimately, he provides a thorough, much-needed understanding of the public company/shareholder relationship for investors, managers, and everyone concerned with the future of capitalism.

The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers

By David Gardner,Tom Gardner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439147214
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: the-motley-fool-s-rule-breakers-rule-makers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling authors of The Motley Fool Investment Guide and its successful, savvy prequel, The Motley Fool's You Have More Than You Think, here's an engaging, humorous, and practical stock-picking guide, packed with Foolish insights, that caps off this invaluable personal finance trilogy from David and Tom Gardner. The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers presents the sophisticated, yet easy-to-understand stock-picking methods that have kept the Motley Fool portfolio beating the Standard & Poor's averages by more than 30 percent. The key is investing in small start-up companies that have historically offered the greatest investment returns (the "rule breakers") as well as huge companies that maintain legal monopolies in their fields (the "rule makers"). The Gardner brothers explain * How to identify the best investments in today's public markets: the rule breakers and the rule makers * The definition of a "tweener" -- a maturing rule breaker -- and how to detect the Tweener Death Rattle * When to buy and when to sell, and how to manage your portfolio on a regular basis In their first two books, the Fools got you started in investing and freed you from the fees and worries that Wall Street's Wise Men have been imposing on investors for decades. Now, by sharing their methods for picking rule breakers and rule makers, they guide you through a stock market that has seen company valuations soar to unprecedented heights and that promises to continue providing roller-coaster thrills. The Motley Fools are the ultimate companions to bring along for a safe, fun, and profitable ride.

The Motley Fool Investment Guide: Third Edition

By Tom Gardner,David Gardner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501158767
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 198
  • Pdf File: the-motley-fool-investment-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A completely revised and updated edition of an investing classic to help readers make sense of investing today, full of “solid information and advice for individual investors” (The Washington Post). Today, anyone can be an informed investor, and once you learn to tune out the hype and focus on meaningful factors, you can beat the Street. The Motley Fool Investment Guide, completely revised and updated with clear and witty explanations, deciphers all the current information—from evaluating individual stocks to creating a diverse investment portfolio. David and Tom Gardner have investing ideas for you, no matter how much time or money you have. This new edition of The Motley Fool Investment Guide is designed for today’s investor, sophisticate and novice alike, with the latest information on: —Finding high-growth stocks that will beat the market over the long term —Identifying volatile young companies that traditional valuation measures may miss —Using online sources to locate untapped wellsprings of vital information The Motley Fool rose to fame in the 1990s, based on its early recommendations of stocks such as Amazon.com, PayPal, eBay, and Starbucks. Now this revised edition is tailored to help investors tackle today’s market. “If you’ve been looking for a basic book on investing in the stock market, this is it...The Gardners help empower the amateur investor with tools and strategies to beat the pros” (Chicago Tribune).

Letters of Note

By Shaun Usher
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 1838856161
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: letters-of-note.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Letters of Note, the book based on the beloved website of the same name, became an instant classic on publication in 2013, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. This new edition sees the collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters updated with fourteen riveting new missives and a new introduction from curator Shaun Usher. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

The Day the Markets Roared

By Henry Kaufman,David B. Sicilia
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Book Code : 1953295207
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: the-day-the-markets-roared.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Legendary economist Dr. Henry Kaufman shares a classic Wall Street story that has never been fully told: a firsthand account of the day in August 1982 that would define US economics for decades Dr. Henry Kaufman is the most famous economist Wall Street has ever seen, renowned well beyond the financial industry. He was the subject of New Yorker cartoons, had cameos in drama productions and two seminal literary works of the 1980s, was subject to death threats, and enjoyed the nickname "Dr. Doom." His pinnacle of influence arrived on August 17, 1982. That single day turned out to be the beginning of the world that we now live in. At the time, after painful years of high interest rates and the inflation of the late 1960s and 1970s, consumers were paying 17 percent and higher to borrow money. But by the end of one summer day almost 40 years ago, the stock market had undergone its second-biggest rally since WWII, while bond prices soared and interest rates plunged. Dr. Kaufman himself had written a memo that sparked this tremendous boom-and it set the global markets on fire, marking the start of almost four decades of US economic growth. The Day the Markets Roared answers the questions: • Why did Dr. Kaufman break with his longstanding bearish views to make a momentous prediction that spurred blaring headlines everywhere from Brazil to Beijing? • How could a private individual exercise such profound influence over global financial markets? • How did we get to today's rock-bottom and even negative rates? And what is their continuing impact on the economy, our financial markets and our livelihoods? The Day the Markets Roared is a firsthand, minute-by-minute account of one remarkable day in financial and economic history, with a rich cast of characters, from Salomon's John Gutfreund to interest rate guru Sydney Homer, to Dr. Kaufman's longtime friend, Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. Dr. Kaufman reflects on the lessons of the historic August 1982 episode, harkening back to a more optimistic moment in American history, and offering inspiration for better times ahead.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

By Mao Tse-Tung
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1446545318
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 596
  • Pdf File: quotations-from-chairman-mao-tse-tung.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The President's Jihadist

By Harris Baseman
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781475961744
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: the-president-s-jihadist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The nation has been shocked by the simultaneous murder of the President and all his successors, except for Ben Silver, an unpopular Cabinet Secretary. Silver, who many believe was involved in the murders, is the new president. A stunned Congress and Federal Bureaucracy are determined to get rid of Silver by any and all means possible. They are joined by Islamic jihadists who fear and hate Silver for religious and other reasons. The assassin who killed the former president offers to assist Silver as a double agent from within the jihadist movement. As the President attempts to prevent the country from collapsing into chaos, he must wrestle with the problems of accepting the intelligence assistance offered by the assassin. The assassin must himself wrestle with maintaining his position within the Islamic community, if he does in fact perform as offered. While practically everyone believes the assassin is dead, a very corrupt F.B.I. acting director and a woman who thinks she may be in love with the assassin are not so sure and both try to find him for their very different reasons.