Out of Sight

The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe

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Author: Erik Loomis

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1620970775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment. Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries, yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments. This situation creates an all-too-familiar “race to the bottom,” where profit is generated on the backs of workers and at the cost of toxic pollution. In Out of Sight, Erik Loomis—a historian of both the labor and environmental movements—follows the thread that runs from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York in 1911 to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2013. The truth is that our systems of industrial production today are just as dirty and abusive as they were during the depths of the industrial revolution and the Gilded Age, but the ugly side of manufacturing is now hidden in faraway places where workers are most vulnerable. Today, American capitalists threaten that any environmental regulations will drive up the cost of production and force them to relocate our jobs to a country where they don’t face such laws and can re-create their toxic work conditions. It wasn’t always like this. In his insightful book, Loomis shows that the great environmental victories of twentieth-century America—the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the EPA—were actually union victories. This history is a call to action: when we fight for our planet, we fight for our own dignity as workers and citizens.

Out of Sight

A Project Athena Novel

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Author: Trish Milburn

Publisher: Trish Milburn

ISBN: 0983549427

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Jenna McCay is a street cop in Nashville when a secret government agency discovers her ability to make herself invisible and coerces her to come work for them in exchange for information on her missing father, a soldier who disappeared overseas when she was young. Jenna’s thought him dead all these years, but this agency has information pointing to the possibility that he’s still alive. But she has to go undercover in the White House to get that information from them. Her job is to find out who inside the White House is sending threatening letters to the president from within the building. Jenna also has to deal with her attraction toward and suspicion of the agent assigned to her, Daniel Webster (and yes, that’s his name, a fact of which she makes fun). In the course of the investigation, she discovers she’s not the only person with her ability, and that it has something to do with the Project Athena experiments that were done on soldiers, her father among them. Keywords: action adventure, suspense, thriller, superhero, invisibility superpower, special ability, female heroine, cop, government secret agency, White House, female sleuth, light romance, undercover, Washington D.C.

Out of Sight

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Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223765

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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OUT OF SIGHT was made into the highly-acclaimed movie starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. Jack Foley was busting out of Florida's Glades Prison when he ran head-on into Karen Sisco with a shotgun. Suddenly the world-class gentleman felon was sharing a cramped car trunk with a disarmed federal marshal - whose Chanel suit cost more than the take from Foley's last bank job - and the chemistry was working overtime. Here's a lady Jack could fall for in a big way, if she weren't a dedicated representative of the law that he breaks for a living. And as soon as she escapes, he's already missing her. But there are some seriously bad men and a major score waiting for Jack in Motown. And there's a good chance that when his path crosses Karen's again, she's going to be there for business, not pleasure.

Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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Author: Marilyn Kaye

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330528580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Thirteen year old Queen-of-mean Amanda Beeson, wakes up one morning in the wrong body. She’s become lonely, unfashionable Tracey Devon – one of Amanda’s targets for bullying. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and at school, has the ability to turn invisible. Amanda sets out to rescue her one-time victim from obscurity – as well as rescuing herself from Tracey’s life!

Sophie's Mixed-Up Magic: Out of Sight

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Author: Amanda Ashby

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590696

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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The final book in the lively, fun series for tween girls--just right for Disney Channel fans! With her powers under control and things with Jonathan on track, Sophie can now focus on learning the whole truth about her dad (not to mention trying to figure out how she can save him and bring him back to their family). Fortunately, she's got Malik, her djinn-guide, to help her as she navigates carpet-flying, learns how to make herself invisible, and braces herself for what promises to be a very exciting adventure. But if it brings her dad back, it will all be worth it!

Gallagher Girls 5: Spione lieben gefährlich

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Author: Ally Carter

Publisher: Planet! in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3522653017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Cammies Gedächtnis ist wie leergefegt! Dass sie die Gallagher Akademie verlassen hat, um ihre Familie und Freunde vor dem Cavan-Zirkel zu schützen, der sie seit einem Jahr verfolgt, ist das Letzte, woran sie sich erinnern kann. Doch als sie in einem Kloster in den Alpen erwacht, sind mehrere Monate vergangen und ihr wird klar: Zusammen mit ihren Freunden muss sie ihre eigenen Spuren rund um die Welt verfolgen, um herauszufinden, was geschehen ist. Ein packender Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt, denn der Cavan-Zirkel ist Cammie bereits dicht auf den Fersen ... Der New-York-Times Bestseller erstmals auf Deutsch!

Line of Sight

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Author: Belinda Cheramie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491742895

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Terri Spencer, Rachel Collins, Laurie Keats, and Abigail Dawson had known each other for as long as they could remember. They had attended the same school and shared the same interests. They were inseparable. Through the years, the four had become like sisters. But their lives take a turn when Terri falls asleep at the wheel and is killed in the crash. Believing the surviving friends need time to themselves for healing from the shock of Terri’s death, Rachel offers Abby and Laurie an all-expenses-paid trip to Spain. Meanwhile, in Spain, Mateo Solis mourns the death of his wife, Samia. When he catches a glimpse of Abby, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife, his grief-stricken brain follows through with a wild scheme. He kidnaps Abby and plans to continue where his life left off. While her friends frantically search for her, Abby—who’s trapped in an emotionally abusive marriage with her husband, Jake—begins to have feelings for Mateo. Abby wonders if being at the wrong place at the wrong time was an act of fate. Should she put her fear on the back burner and follow her heart?

Liebe und der erste Blick

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Author: Josh Sundquist

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733650069

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Stell dir vor du kannst zum ersten Mal im Leben sehen – und es war vorher schöner An seinem ersten Tag in der neuen Schule fasst der blinde, sechzehnjährige Will Porter einem Mädchen aus Versehen an die Brüste und setzt sich in der Kantine bei jemandem auf den Schoß. Von da an kann es nur bergauf gehen, oder? Während Will sich langsam eingewöhnt, verliebt er sich in die bezaubernde stille Cecily. Dann bietet sich ihm eine unvorhergesehene Möglichkeit: eine neuartige Operation, die es Will zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben ermöglichen könnte zu sehen. Doch das ist viel schwieriger als Will es sich jemals ausmalen konnte, und er lernt bald, dass diese sehende Welt ihm Geheimnisse vorenthalten hat. Es stellt sich heraus, dass Cecily nicht den traditionellen Vorstellungen von Schönheit entspricht – tatsächlich war alles, was er über ihr Aussehen gehört hatte, eine Lüge. Seine sogenannten Freunde haben sie sich ausgedacht, um die beiden zusammenzubringen. Ist es überhaupt entscheidend, wie Cecily aussieht? Eigentlich nicht. Aber warum fühlt sich Will dann so betrogen?

The Road Out of Hell

Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders

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Author: Anthony Flacco,Jerry Clark

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626811725

Category: True Crime

Page: 244

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"And you wonder: How the hell did this guy go on to be a loving father and grandfather? How did he bury all that crap? That's a story in itself." —Clint Eastwood, director of THE CHANGELING The film story of young Sanford Clark and his forced participation in the Wineville Murders was covered in Clint Eastwood's movie, THE CHANGELING, but for answers to the questions Eastwood posed after completing the project, turn to the true story of the Wineville murders: Anthony Flacco's THE ROAD OUT OF HELL. The hell part isn't what makes the story important; it's the road out that does. From 1926 to 1928, Gordon Stewart Northcott committed at least 20 murders on a chicken ranch outside of Los Angeles. His nephew, Sanford Clark, was held captive there from the age of 13 to 15, and was the sole surviving victim of the killing spree. Here, acclaimed crime writer Anthony Flacco—using never-before-heard information from Sanford’s son, Jerry Clark—tells the real story behind the case that riveted the nation. Forced by Northcott to take part in the murders, Sanford carried tremendous guilt all his life. Yet despite his youth and the trauma, he helped gain some justice for the dead and their families by testifying at Northcott’s trial—which led to his conviction and execution. It was a shocking story, but perhaps the most shocking part of all is the extraordinarily ordinary life Clark went on to live as a decorated WWII vet, a devoted husband of 55 years, a loving father, and a productive citizen. In dramatizing one of the darkest cases in American crime, Flacco constructs a riveting psychological drama about how Sanford was able to detoxify himself from the evil he’d encountered, offering the ultimately redemptive story of one man’s remarkable ability to survive a nightmare and emerge intact.

Dapedleg Bandit

4-5-6 Real Life ''4-5-6'' ''Real Life

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Author: PJ

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483679209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 114

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all units respond to sawn store on Jaybird rd they said its ugly out there and its getting uglier the caller said them bessemer boi's out there with choppers and pistols Man was da guy who was with jasper at the time of his accident he calling telling jroc & them bessemer boi's that its some brighton niggas trying 2 go in lil jasper pockets and take his bike while he knocked out on da ground bleeding badly the crowd grows bigger & violent cause them bessma niggas said aint nobody going in his pockets and who been trying 2 get his bike as they saying that some car lights hit the scene its his homie jrock he hopping out yelling at the crowd what happen to my homie and who trying to go in his pockets niggas I'll put 1 in yall stanky azz try it now jroc walks up to police going off on then tells the amublance driver yall hurry up and get him from over here with these niggas then the dispatcher call on the 2-way telling the ambulance driver hurry up and get the victim to UAB while the ambulance was on the interstate they was passed by deek he worried and crying he beats the ambulance to the hospital now he waiting on them to show up they get there and deek asking them what the hell took so long cause he came from work in mccall and still beat them 2 the hospital they unload lil jasper he looking bad they said it not looking good thats the word on da streets some said he lost his arm some said a leg and arm others was saying his head came off folks starting to show up at the hospital to find out bout lil jasper its crowded as hell its family and friends its so crowded until the nurse's came and asked who is he is he famous and as she was asking that a m/c came threw the door the nurse said look at the crowd

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - The Official Movie Novelization

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Author: Alex Irvine

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1783292288

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The official novelization the blockbuster film from 20th Century Fox DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Led by Cesar, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes has spent ten years building a home for itself. But as they have settled into a peaceful way of life, mankind has been devastated by a terrible virus triggered when the apes escaped. Neither group knows that the other has survived—until a violent encounter between the apes and a band of human survivors. Quickly they reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived as both sides are brought to the brink of war. A war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Animals, Equality and Democracy

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Author: Siobhan O'Sullivan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230243878

Category: Nature

Page: 213

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Animals, Equality and Democracy examines the structure of animal protection legislation and finds that it is deeply inequitable, with a tendency to favor those animals the community is most likely to see and engage with. Siobhan O'Sullivan argues that these inequities violate fundamental principle of justice and transparency.

A Collector of Photographs

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Author: Deborah Valentine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147191352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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'A touch of Margaret Millar . . . worth watching' Sunday Telegraph San Francisco artist Roxanne Gautier's startling paintings of male prostitutes has sent shock waves throughout the art world - and in her personal life. When Taylor Adams, her favourite model, commits suicide - or so it appears - her husband is frightened she may be connected with the death and asks ex-policeman Kevin Bryce to investigate. Taylor's fellow prostitutes, including the beautiful and dangerous Angel, and the revealing pages of Roxanne's diary take Bryce into a psychosexual nightmare world of corruption, blackmail and moral decay.

Under Fire

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Author: Tom Clancy,Grant Blackwood

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641205387

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Staatsstreich für die Demokratie – der neue große Fall für Jack Ryan Jack Ryan junior hält sich in Teheran auf, um den Iran unter seiner inzwischen gemäßigten Regierung zu erkunden. Er trifft dort einen alten Freund, der ihm eine rätselhafte Botschaft übermittelt und tags darauf spurlos verschwindet. Jack macht sich auf die Suche nach ihm und gerät dadurch immer mehr in ein Verwirrspiel zwischen CIA, MI6 und russischen Geheimdienstagenten. Die Spur führt in die Republik Dagestan. War sein Freund in die Umsturzpläne des Landes verstrickt, das sich aus der russischen Föderation lösen möchte? Und hat sich die Lage in dem Land wirklich so verschärft, dass ein Krieg unausweichlich wird?

Delta City

A Fantasy

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Author: Felicity Savage

Publisher: Knights Hill Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 411

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The Sequel to Felicity Savage's Stunning Debut, Humility Garden! "The young Humility of the title is as bold as the author herself" -- The New York Times She played the game, just like they taught her. And she lost everything. Humility Garden is a broken woman, crippled and alone. But the violent changes sweeping Salt make despair a luxury that Humility can't afford. With a militant atheistic movement is on the march, the remaining survivors of the old order begin to plan their revolt against the sadistic new Divinarch. And Humility's own sister is on the wrong side. To restore peace to Salt, Humility will have to confront the gods themselves. Delta City is the pulse-pounding sequel to Humility Garden, the fantasy debut by John W. Campbell Award-nominated author Felicity Savage.

Jungle of Glass (for fans of Michael Connelly, James Patterson and David Baldacci)

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Author: Gerald J. Davis

Publisher: Insignia Publishing

ISBN: 146590283X

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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Someone has kidnapped the Honorary Consul of Ireland in El Salvador and is demanding a big ransom. Ed Rogan, a tough-as-nails private dick, is hired to find the victim before the man's heart medication runs out. In his quest, Rogan enters a deadly jungle of intrigue, deceit and treachery. The rebels are after him, the military is after him and a beautiful woman is trying to kill him. The action in this fast-paced thriller moves between New York penthouses and El Salvador mansions in a dangerous and gripping search for a missing man whose days are numbered unless Rogan can find him in time.

Last Days of the Condor

A Novel

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Author: James Grady

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466861258

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Look in the mirror: You're nobody anybody knows. You know pursuing the truth will get you killed. But you refuse to just fade away. So you're designated an enemy of the largest secret national security apparatus in America's history. Good guys or bad guys, it doesn't matter: All assassins' guns are aimed at you. And you run for your life branded with the code name you made iconic: Condor. Everyone you care about is pulled into the gunsights. The CIA star young enough to be your daughter-she might shoot you or save you. The savvy political aide who lets love trump the law. The lonely woman your romantic dreams make a fugitive. The Middle Eastern child warrior you mentored into a master spy. Last Days of the Condor is the bullet-paced, ticking clock saga of America on the edge of our most startling spy world revolution since 9/11. Set in the savage streets and Kafkaesque corridors of Washington, DC, shot through with sex and suspense, with secret agent tradecraft and full-speed action, with hunters and the hunted, Last Days of the Condor is a breakneck saga of America's secrets from muckraking investigative reporter and author James Grady. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.