Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Author: Garet Garrett
Publisher: Forgotten Books
View: 9820Excerpt from The Driver And now, by the timbre and volume Of the cheer ing, you recognize the Commander. He rides. Sit ting so still and distant beside a negro driver in a buggy drawn by two mares he is disappointing to the eye. There is nothing Obviously heroic about him. He wears spectacles. Above a thin, down-growing mustache the face is that Of a man Of ideas and action; the lower features, especially the mouth, de note a shy, secretive, sentimental, credulous man Of mystical preoccupations. None Of these qualities is more than commonplace. The type is well known to inland communities - the man who believes in per petual motion, in the perfectibility Of human nature, in miraculous interventions Of deity, and makes a small living shrewdly. He might be the inventor Of a washing machine. He is in fact the owner Of a sand stone quarry and a breeder Of horses. But mark you, the ego may achieve grandeur in any habitat. It is not in the least particular. This inconsiderable man, ludicrously setting forth on Easter Sunday in command Of a modern crusade, has one startling Obsession. He believes that with the bandit-looking person on the White horse he shares the reincarnation of Christ. In a buggy following, with what thoughts we shall never know, rides the wife Of this half of Christ reincarnated. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World
Author: Alexander Roy
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 1278The riveting memoir of a life lived at the right-hand edge of the speedometer. Alex Roy's father, while on his deathbed, hints about the notorious, utterly illegal cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York of the 1970s, which then inspired his young son to enter the mysterious world of underground road rallies. Tantalized by the legend of the Driver—the anonymous, possibly nonexistent organizer of the world's ultimate secret race—Roy set out to become a force to be reckoned with. At speeds approaching 200 mph, he sped from London to Morocco, from Budapest to Rome, from San Francisco to Miami, in his highly modified BMW M5, culminating in a new record for the infamous Los Angeles to New York run: 32:07. Sexy, funny, and shocking, The Driver is a never-before-told insider's look at an unbelievably fast and dangerous society that has long been off-limits to ordinary mortals.
Author: Author Unknown,iUniverse, Incorporated
View: 2238This story takes you into the underworld of Mob related prostitution. Seen through the eyes of The Drivers who protect these girls while earning lots of money for their bosses. The story involves violence sex and money. This story will enlighten you and change your thinking forever. It may be called the oldest profession but it is still a profession that wont go away. A must read book.
Author: Mandasue Heller
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 5309When you play with fire, everyone gets burned . . . Joe Weeks is new to the Grange Estate. Tolerant, doesn’t mind a bit of weed, doesn’t try to pull other men’s women. Live and let live is his motto . . . Eddie Quinn is the hardest man on the estate. Everyone knows that it’s a bad idea to cross him, or his pit bull. But everyone also knows he's honest, as drug dealers go. Joe’s pleased when Eddie offers him a job. But then he meets Katya. A prostitute. A slave. And desperate to escape from Eddie.
Author: Leonard Evans
Publisher: Science Serving Society
Category: Automobile drivers
View: 5690Examines deaths, injuries, and property damage from traffic crashes. Evans (research scientist, General Motors Research Labs, Warren, Michigan) applies the methods of science to illuminate the characteristics of these problems--their origin and nature as well as their severity. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Author: Chan Koonchung
Publisher: Random House
View: 4504SEX, LIES, AND ROCKY ROADS ... Life is simple for Champa. He has a good job as a chauffeur in his hometown of Lhasa, and if his Chinese boss Plum is a little domineering, well, he can understand that – she’s a serious art-collector after all. And he does get to drive her huge Toyota. When he starts to sleep with his boss as well as drive her around, life becomes a whole lot more complicated. But not in a bad way. Suddenly Champa’s sex life is beyond his wildest dreams. But then Plum brings home a Tara statue - a statue that shines with exquisite feminine beauty – and suddenly life is not simple at all, as Champa finds himself on the long road to Beijing in search of its inspiration ... THE UNBEARABLE DREAMWORLD OF CHAMPA THE DRIVER is a rollicking road novel brim-ful of sensuality and danger. Underlying the optimism and humour of its hero is a darker picture of racism and rough justice in modern Beijing.
A Biography of Elinor F. E. Black, M. D.
Author: Julie Vandervoort
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4025A biography of Dr. Elinor Black (1905-1982), the first Canadian woman to gain membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London.
Author: Dr. Jim Solum
Author: Roland L. Reed
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 9061In 1928, young Joshua and his bride, Lena, look forward to living and working on his fathers farm in the western North Carolina mountains. However, when Mr. Poole, powerful leader of Charlottes prohibition whiskey gang, off ers him a job driving fast cars, Joshua cant resist. Despite her strong objection, Joshua sends Lena back to his farm to be cared for by his family. What she fi nds there could hardly be more devastating and demanding of her courage. They expect to be reunited as soon as Joshua can quickly earn some good money. Instead, they each must take a long and dangerous journey before they can be reunited. In the process they both are so changed, they hardly recognize one another
Author: Mark Dawson
View: 6706John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn't want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried. Especially when two dead bodies are discovered, and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service, and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head. As unpleasant secrets leak out, and the body count rises, one thing is for sure. Milton might just be the right guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Driver is a taut, nail-biting adventure which once again stars Mark Dawson's irresistible hero, the maverick ex-MI6 assassin John Milton.
Author: Hart Hanson
View: 391From the creator of the TV show Bones comes a “riveting, smart and funny” (Harlan Coben) debut thriller. “Everything a great thriller should be—always smart, often funny, and relentlessly exciting. I loved every page.”—Scott Turow Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He’s spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn’t going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before—he’s an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter—and he knows to listen carefully. Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila’s bodyguards—and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He’s willing to help clear Skellig’s name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila’s personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head. "It is so hard to be unique in crime fiction and Hart Hanson has done it big time with The Driver. It’s got all the ingredients: high risks, strong momentum, unseen turns and a set of gripping characters. You can’t ask for more!" --Michael Connelly “The Driver has it all—crisp dialogue, complex characters, and a plot that zips at breathtaking speed.”—Kathy Reichs “The Driver is grim, funny, violent, and moving—all on the same page.”—T. Jefferson Parker
Author: Aileen M. Buckley
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 3610"My God, I don't believe it.they're naked as jaybirds!" Through the driver's eyes, Ms. Buckley provides humorous, untold stories, giving the reader a peek into the unguarded moments of the wealthy.
In Pursuit of a Brighter Future, Despite the Odds...
Author: Lance Brown
Publisher: Lance Brown
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Chris Jay
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Department for Transport
Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office
Publisher: The Stationery Office
View: 7137The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency provide services for 42 million drivers, the keepers of 36 million vehicles, 100,000 commercial vehicle operators and 19,000 authorised MoT businesses in Great Britain. The services include issuing driving licences and vehicle registration documents and conducting driving and Heavy Goods Vehicle and Public Service Vehicle roadworthiness tests. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is also responsible for collecting Vehicle Excise Duty, which raised £5 billion in 2006-07, working with a range of stakeholders, such as the police, to enforce collection of this Duty. The Agencies handled some 124 million customer transactions in 2006-07 for the range of services which could be made available electronically. This report examines six of the 15 services available electronically, in which the Agencies have invested at least £60 million to improve access and service delivery. The services accounted for 12.6 million electronic transactions in 2006-07: applications for provisional driving licence; booking of driving tests (both practical and theory); taking driving theory tests; upgrading from a provisional to full driving licence; buying car tax or making a Statutory Off-Road Notification; and changing commercial vehicle operators' records. The Agencies' investment of some £60 million in new technology to improve access and delivery of five of these services, and their further investment in the services for booking and taking the driving theory test, have made the services easier and quicker for customers to access and less burdensome to use. After taking account of the development cost, the services should also lead to savings of at least £33 million but to achieve these take-up must increase and some aspects of the services must improve.
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Category: Corporate culture
View: 7228This report of the Transportation Research Board will be of interest to transit staff interested in implementing leadership development initiatives at their agencies. Current practices, major issues, trends, and innovations related to the use of corporate culture as the driver in hiring, developing, evaluating, and retaining a leadership team, within and outside the transit industry were documented for this synthesis. The report discusses the state of the practice in leadership recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention. It reports on innovative approaches to the problems faced in todays work environment in transit and other industries. This synthesis also covers the manner in which corporate culture affects the hiring, development, evaluation, and retention of the top management team.
Author: Lalitha Sreenivasan
View: 9540A candle inside an earthen pot, though not fancy, throws the soft light around, enough to give you the light you need to find your way around. Hi, this is Lalitha S., a self realised person, who wishes to throw the soft light and help you find the answers to your life. Welcome to a journey of self discovery. The guided tour is in very simple language; no high philosophies; it is for you and me! Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.
A Roadmap to an Amazing Life
Author: Lawana Gladney
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
View: 8109Offers examples, practical steps, and solutions that set readers on the path to creating and achieving concrete goals, dealing with setbacks and challenges, and becoming happier people.
Author: Steven Evans
Publisher: Author House
View: 3646Think of your favourite actor, now imagine meeting them, even better 'working with them', thats what i did. I have spent nearly 20 years in the company of some of the most funniest, friendliest people you could ever choose to meet but i've seen the downside, the depression, anger and jelousy. One man changed my life, i've been a Driver, friend, bodyguard, waiter and counsellor, in other areas of my life i've been a dad, brother, partner, lover, prostitute, straight, gay and Bi...ive been at death door more than once, i fought some battles and most i've won.Norman always say's 'he's a luckily little devil' well i'm not lucky or a devil but i wouldn't change a minute of it. This book is about my life so far, the people i met, driven, pissed off and admired, the situations i got into and out of, the laughter and jokes but most of all the friends and friendship and most of all its about my mate 'Norman, Pitkin, Nitwit, Short arse' all of which you will remember. enjoy the book.