Author : David Baldacci Genre : Fiction Publisher : Grand Central Publishing ISBN : 0759524912 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A rags-to-riches deal for single mother LuAnn Tyler is deadlier than she ever could have imagined in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from David Baldacci. THE DREAM She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. THE KILLER It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich. THE WINNER For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleon-like financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will...
Author : Fredrik Backman Genre : Fiction Publisher : Simon and Schuster ISBN : 9781398516366 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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'This is a stunning read that plunges you into another world. Backman writes with incredible sensitivity and insight. Every one of the characters is real and multi-faceted, having you breathlessly turning the pages, following their fears and hopes, fretting for their futures. This is storytelling at its best: Emotional, vivid, wise and utterly brilliant' Hazel Prior ‘It’s often said that winners write history, but there are no winners here’ This is a small story about big questions. It's a story about family, community, life. It starts with a storm - and a death. But how does it end? Two years have passed since the events that no one wants to think about. Everyone has tried to move on, but there’s something about this place that prevents it. The residents continue to grapple with life’s big questions: What is a family? What is a community? And what, if anything, are we willing to sacrifice in order to protect them? As the locals of Beartown struggle to overcome the past, great change is on the horizon. Someone is coming home after a long time away. Someone will be laid to rest. Someone will fall in love, someone will try to fix their marriage, and someone will do anything to save their children. Someone will submit to hate, someone will fight, and someone will grab a gun and walk towards the ice rink. So what are the residents of Beartown willing to sacrifice for their home? Everything. Praise for the Beartown books: 'I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book' Jojo Moyes 'Surrounded by impenetrable forests, Beartown recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times 'Backman can tickle the funny bone and tug on the heart strings when he needs to, and is a clever enough storyteller to not overindulge in either' Independent 'As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson' The New York Times Book Review 'Backman is a masterful writer' Kirkus Review **The stunning new novel from multi-million bestselling author Fredrik Backman. Order your copy now**
Author : G. Anandalingam Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand ISBN : 9780195177404 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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'Beware the Winner's Curse' shows how hubris and badly aligned financial incentives lead managers to aggressively pursue victories, and end up worse off as a result. It explores recent disasters in business, sports, and entertainment, and offers concrete steps that managers can take to avoid encountering the curse.
Author : Richard Thaler Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : Simon and Schuster ISBN : 9781451697872 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers—they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"—why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day, why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another, and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than $200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than $400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the traplike efficiency we impute to them.
Author : Dee Walker Genre : Fiction Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors ISBN : 9789382665243 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. –John Steinbeck Orphan Harsh makes it to the billionaire club with a burning vision, sheer intellect and the blessings of his political Godfather. The favours must now be paid back, through a huge Guru Dakshina. To honour his Master's wish, Harsh, with the help of his fellow IITians, sets out to create a never-seen-before governance technology that will change the face of democratic India. Everything is at stake: money, reputations, egos and morals. Even lives. Will they succumb to insatiable greed in the murky games of politics, backstabbing and subterfuge, or will they be redeemed by the “Ten Commandments” that once forged their ideals at college? If you thought that supreme technology and unalloyed power can bring lasting public good, or that e-governance and transparency can address the ills of our system, The Winner's Curse will force you to think again. For, ultimately, what's at stake is: YOU. The Winner's Curse: the turbulent voyage of talent and intellect in the morass of turpitude.
Author : Marie Rutkoski Genre : Juvenile Fiction Publisher : A&C Black ISBN : 9781408858219 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. Kestrel has other ideas. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in Arin, a young slave up for auction. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - and for a sensational price that sets the society gossips talking. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a stunning new trilogy, The Winner's Curse is a story of romance, rumours and rebellion, where dirty secrets and careless alliances can be deadly – and everything is at stake.
Author : Chris Lee Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : AuthorHouse ISBN : 9781467853880 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Fantasy football has become one of my favorite pastimes of tens of millions of American males, and there are literally hundreds of websites, books, magazines, and television shows designed to tell you everything you need to know about the subject. Almost everything, that is. Anyone who has ever tried to find a definitive way to rank players for their fantasy draft or worse, find dollar values for auction-style leagues - knows the difficulty of finding a system that works for their leagues. Because leagues vary according to size, rules, and scoring systems, a player who may be a valuable commodity in one league may be below average in another. Therefore, the "one size fits all" rankings or valuations that you see most places can be useless. And even if those rankings were designed specifically for leagues like yours, values and rankings are normally assigned in a subjective manner, without any mathematical evidence to support the author's case. The Winner's Guide to Drafting a Fantasy Football Team has a timeless solution to the problem of finding customized and accurate rankings and dollar values that work for any fantasy league. Author Chris Lee explains what constitutes value, and how that value can be translated to rankings and dollar values for any league, in a common-sense way that removes the guesswork that's at the foundation of most ranking and dollar valuation systems. Simply put, if you know what kind of statistics a player is going to produce in the coming year, you'll know where to draft him or how much to pay for him at your draft. This proven system has helped Chris win many leagues. By following the steps in this book, you can build a spreadsheet that will help you win yours as well..
Author : Emily Hauser Genre : Fiction Publisher : Random House ISBN : 9781473525528 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Some three thousand years ago, in a time before history, the warriors of Greece journeyed to the ends of the earth in the greatest expedition the world had ever seen. One woman fought alongside them. Abandoned at birth on the slopes of Mount Pelion, Atalanta is determined to prove her worth to the father who cast her aside. Having taught herself to hunt and fight, and disguised as a man, she wins a place on the greatest voyage of that heroic age: with Jason and his band of Argonauts in search of the legendary Golden Fleece. And it is here, in the company of men who will go down in history as heroes, that Atalanta must battle against the odds – and the will of the gods – to take control of her destiny and change her life forever. With her unrivalled knowledge and captivating storytelling, Emily Hauser brings alive an ancient world where the gods can transform a mortal’s life on a whim, where warriors carve out names that will echo down the ages . . . and where one woman fights to determine her own fate.
Author : Edwin Silberstang Genre : Games & Activities Publisher : Signet Book ISBN : 0451200063 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Proving that poker is much more than a mere game of chance, the author delves deeply into the psychology and strategy of the game, using annecdotes from actual matches to give readers an edge at the casino tables. Reprint.