The Driver


Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164563


Page: 294

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The Driver (Classic Reprint)


Author: Garet Garrett

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334681424


Page: 304

View: 9820

Excerpt 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 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.

The Driver

My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World


Author: Alexander Roy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061864765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1278

The 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

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450291224

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 2238

This 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.

The Driver


Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444712942

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5309

When 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.

Traffic Safety and the Driver


Author: Leonard Evans

Publisher: Science Serving Society

ISBN: 9780442001636

Category: Automobile drivers

Page: 405

View: 5690

Examines 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

The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver


Author: Chan Koonchung

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170451

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4504

SEX, 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.

Tell the Driver

A Biography of Elinor F. E. Black, M. D.


Author: Julie Vandervoort

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887553699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 4025

A biography of Dr. Elinor Black (1905-1982), the first Canadian woman to gain membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London.

The Driver and His Wife


Author: Roland L. Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479792403

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 9061

In 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

The Driver


Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Unputdownable


Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 6706

John 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.

The Driver

A Novel


Author: Hart Hanson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101986387

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 391

From 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

From the Driver's Seat


Author: Aileen M. Buckley

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741433664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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.

The 'Driver' of Change

In Pursuit of a Brighter Future, Despite the Odds...


Author: Lance Brown

Publisher: Lance Brown

ISBN: 0620634863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 5398

Electronic service delivery in the driver, vehicle and operator agencies in Great Britain

Department for Transport


Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102952834

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 7137

The 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.

Corporate Culture as the Driver of Transit Leadership Practices


Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309069610

Category: Corporate culture

Page: 91

View: 7228

This 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.

Are you in the Driver’s Seat?


Author: Lalitha Sreenivasan

Publisher: Tusitala

ISBN: 9810952120


Page: N.A

View: 9540

A 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.

If You're In the Driver's Seat, Why Are You Lost?

A Roadmap to an Amazing Life


Author: Lawana Gladney

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1939529085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 8109

Offers 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.

Don't Laugh at Me, I'm Just the Driver


Author: Steven Evans

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 146789477X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3646

Think 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.