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No One Would Listen A True Financial Thriller

Author : Harry Markopolos
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No One Would Listen

Author : Harry Markopolos
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GetAbstract Summary: Get the key points from this book in less than 10 minutes. When Harry Markopolos began his career in the securities industry, he applied his mathematical skills to the design of investment products. In particular, his bosses wanted him to create investment instruments that competed with those offered by financier Bernie Madoff. When Markopolos found that Madoff's results were impossible to match, he suspected that Madoff was running a Ponzi scheme; not investing money, but paying each investor with cash from other investors. His suspicion led to an investigative odyssey. Markopolos and his team uncovered not only the largest financial fraud in history, but also a dangerously dysfunctional U.S. regulatory system. In this book, Markopolos recounts his frustrating, thwarted efforts to warn the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about the threat Madoff posed to unwary investors. The SEC failed to respond to his detailed written evidence, though Markopolos submitted it five times, starting in 2000, long before Madoff finally confessed in 2008 (he is now serving 150 years in jail).

Even if Your Heart Would Listen

Author : Elise Schiller
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In January 2014, Elise Schiller’s youngest child, thirty-three-year-old Giana Natali, died of a heroin overdose while a resident in a treatment program in Boulder County, Colorado. Even if Your Heart Would Listen is about Giana’s life, which was full of accomplishments, and her mental illness, addiction, and death. Using excerpts from the journals, planners, and letters Giana left behind, as well as evidence from her medical records, Schiller dissects her daughter’s treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) at the five residential and several outpatient programs in eastern Pennsylvania where she tried to recover, taking a close look at the lack of continuity and solid medical foundations in the American substance-use treatment system even as she explores the deeply personal experience of her own loss. Poignant and timely, Even if Your Heart Would Listen is a meditation on a family’s grief, an intimate portrayal of a mother-daughter bond that endures, and an examination of how our nation is failing in its struggle with the opioid epidemic.

Just Listen

Author : Taylor Luke
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Alex Coball is an average girl with a special gift. She talks to aliens! As time goes on Alex wants to share about her aliens, but no one wants to listen. She becomes violent, killing anyone who won't listen. Will the killings end? Years after Alex's death "her" aliens come to her hometown. Are they friendly and talkative with the neighbors or are they mean, angry and bloodthirsty? In the end all the questions will be answered and there is an important life lesson to be learned.

Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams

Author : Clark E. Moustakas
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Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams, by Clark Moustakas, presents a fresh model for the effective integration of dreamwork in humanistically oriented psychotherapy. The existential-phenomenological emphasis opens channels of conscious awareness that enable people in therapy and in everyday living to awaken to their own visions, hopes, and dreams. The internal shadows and fires of individual consciousness come to light in therapy and in dreams and invite self-resources and self-directions for change in self-growth and in significant relationships. An Existential Model is presented in detail as a guide to effective psychotherapy. With slight modification, the Model is also applicable to an understanding and interpretation of one's own dreams as well as the dreams of people who are in therapy. Through existential awareness and reflective thinking, the reader is encouraged to discover constructive challenges and paradoxes that connect dreams with waking life and lead to the discovery of creative possibilities for work and living. The existential approach to psychotherapy and dream interpretation is explicated through examples of phenomenological interviewing, use of description in lifting out horizons and core meanings, and analysis of core themes that intimately embrace the self. Existential philosophy recognizes mystery encompasses the unknown and unpredictable and asserts that regardless of past suffering and impoverishment, the potentials for health and well-being are within reach. The Existential Model offers a practical methodology and a set of guides for achieving these goals and finding a future that moves beyond the restraints and rejections that have resulted from choosing the wrong path for identity expression and selfhood. The person is the central catalyst for decision and action and retains control over her or his own destiny.

Free Radicals

Author : Zeke Teflon
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Set in a dystopian society in the not-too-distant future, this sci-fi novel follows the misadventures of a bar musician and army vet who's set up on terrorism charges and deported to a single-continent prison planet. After a fight in which he nearly kills a neo-Nazi, the antihero main character flees to the other end of the continent with a prisoner he knew from Earth—a Mexican anarchist and fellow musician—on a Gulliver's Travels–type journey through a number of political and religious cult compounds. With comical depictions of the various cults they encounter on the way, Free Radicals insightfully explores the often-failed attempts at utopia and the day-to-day life of two traveling musicians.

My Manifest and the Grail

Author : Imma Andkaer
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It was quite by accident that Imma Andkaer first learned that her husband, Michael, could see into a person’s aura and witness injury, disease, and a variety of emotions such as anger, love, hate, and fear. In her memoir, My Manifest and the Grail, Andkaer traces a journey into a fascinating, hidden world just beyond our sight, in which everything we think and believe produces the energies of love or hate. Andkaer chronologically shares her experiences, beginning with a traumatic childhood during which her mentally ill mother was taken away from their family. She continues through her adulthood as she married, overcame a near-death experience, became pregnant, and eventually divorced the man who had come to manipulate her at every turn. As she reveals how she bravely faced life alone as a single mother of a cherished son, Andkaer recalls a dark time; she attempted suicide and wondered if anyone would ever understand her pain. It was only when she vowed to heal herself from within that she began to see visions that took her on an empowering journey to the truth. My Manifest and the Grail shares one woman’s incredible life story as she unites her spirit with the “Touch” to offer an important message of healing.

Nobody s Child

Author : Anna C Young
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In the Empire of Shadow

Author : Lawrence Watt-Evans
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A handful of ordinary Americans -- housewives, lawyers, interior decorators, and the like -- found themselves caught up in a transdimensional conflict, and transported from their homes to realms where magic worked, to desert planets and rebel worlds, to places straight out of science fiction and fantasy. But these were not the harmless, happy-ending lands of film and fable. The sweat and blood was real, and the horrors they faced genuinely dangerous. One world was a world of magic, ruled by a dark force called Shadow. A handful of would-be heroes resisted Shadow's dominion, and sought assistance in their desperate struggle to free their homeland. The other reality was a universe of spaceships and rayguns, dominated by a Galactic Empire that saw Shadow as a threat -- and that demanded the exiles from our world aid them in their campaign. Against their will, these few people were flung into battle . . . IN THE EMPIRE OF SHADOW "In Worlds of Shadow, Lawrence Watt-Evans tells an exciting tale with memorable characters and relentless action. A must-read for fans of dark fantasy and horror." -- Karen E. Taylor, author of "The Vampire Legacy" Series

No Place to Die

Author : Clare Donoghue
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DS Jane Bennett takes charge of South London's Lewisham murder squad following the temporary suspension of her boss, DI Mike Lockyer. His involvement with a female witness resulted in her murder. Mike returns to work but he's a shadow of the detective he was a few months before. Bennett gets a desperate call from an old friend to say that her husband, retired colleague Mark Leech, has gone missing. Blood spatters found in the home suggest that she doesn't have long to find him. When Jane is sent to a site in Elmstead Woods she stumbles upon a sinister murder scene. A tomb has been created, and the body she finds is not Mark's - as she dreaded and suspected - but that of missing university student, Maggie Hungerford. Her killer recorded her last moments, even providing an air supply which was only cut off when the game lost its thrill. Two men admit to having had a sexual relationship with Maggie. Both deny murder. Someone is lying. And Mark is still missing. When another tomb is discovered, an anonymous tip and mounting evidence suggest a disturbing link which threatens to derail both cases and let a murderer walk free. Lockyer is shocked into supporting Bennett in a case which becomes ever more ominous and dangerous as the investigation deepens. They know that their hunt is for a killer with a mind so twisted that he, or she, is likely to stop at nothing.

Drama Skits and Sketches 2

Author : Youth Specialties,
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Here are 62 brand-new, youth-group-tested scripts you can use to introduce a topic with flair . . . To retell a Bible story with humor . . . To apply your lessons with poignancy. And they're flexible, too -- have fun with them as informal, no-prep reader's theater, or rehearse them seriously for polished performances. - Scripture Sketches . . . Don't despair if your students can't tell the difference between Beelzebub and Barnabas -- the Bible will be brought to life for them as they act out scriptural episodes, stories, and passages. (And on page 6 is an index to all this book's scripts by Bible reference. Teaching the Prodigal Son? 1 Corinthians? Exodus? We've got a script for you!) - Contemporary Sketches . . . Off with the togas, on with the tank tops. Here are right-now, real-life scripts for everything from event announcements (that you can tailor to your own events) to dealing with emotional scars. Thanks to the topical index on page 7, you can zip right to the script that fits your meeting. - TV Takeoffs . . . In a TV world of talk shows and sitcoms, sketches based on TV shows always kick off lively discussions. Since all these scripts are also humorous, they're great as openers at camps and conferences, too. - Monologues . . . Does your youth group's dramatic talent reside in only one or two students? Or do you want to raise interest in starting a drama ministry? A monologue is your ticket -- one-person scripts that require little or no costumes or props, yet can be as powerful as a three-act play. - To the Tune of CCM (And More) . . . Take the music many of your students listen to, and use it for dramatic purposes! These scripts each use a song by a Christian artist (or a song whose lyrics encourage or challenge Christians).


Author : Merrinda Wright
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Merrinda Wright was born in West Virginia on December 13, 1935. Merrinda Wright’s writing and publishing began in 1990 when she created her customer’s designed greeting cards with words of inspiration. Merrinda received a certifi cate from a vocational trade school as an Electronic assembler in 1967 and in 1976 she received a Clerk Typist Certificate. In 1983, Merrinda Wright received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secretarial Science, and in Business Education, and a teaching Certificate in teaching business subjects to disadvantaged adults in private schools. Also, Merrinda taught high school students business subjects, information processing and keyboarding in the public schools. In addition, in 1997 Merrinda Wright received a Master Degree in Education and a level two Teaching Certificate. However, TRIUMPH IN SPITE OF STRUGGLES, ANNOYANCES, STALKING, SCHEMES AND COVERTS REVEALED. 2011 – 2012. This is Merrinda’s first publication.

Farewell My Only One

Author : Antoine Audouard
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A bestseller and nominated for the prestigious Goncourt Prize in France, Farewell, My Only One brings to life one of the great romances of all time and evokes the vibrant color and tumult of the Middle Ages. In the early twelfth century, William reaches Paris full of hope and without a penny. There, on the same day, he meets the two people who will dominate his life: young Heloise, with whom he immediately falls in love, and Abelard, the world-renowned philosopher. Through the eyes of William, we follow every turn in the greatest love story of the Middle Ages. We witness, in harrowing and lush descriptions, the scandal of the famous theologian falling for his educated and charming student; their flight and secret marriage; the barbaric revenge of the girl?¦s uncle; their years of separation; the writing of the famous letters; and finally the demise of a broken Abelard, whose books have been burned, a man who finds his ultimate solace in the thought of the woman who has never ceased to love him. Antoine Audouard brings literary grace to a story that is palpably infused with sensuality, conflict, and intellectual ferment. Farewell, My Only One is intelligent and bawdy, philosophical and romantic ?X a universal story of star-crossed lovers.

Elemental Eloquence

Author : Bradley Daniel Martin
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The poems that are written in this book cover a myriad of subjects and emotions. Some of the subjects covered are very lighthearted, others might make you want to cry. Some poems are humerous, while others have a brash, "go for the throat" quality. A few of the poems have a dark brooding edge to them, while others are full of hope and joy. All of these poems will take you on a journey into your own soul, a trip we all should take once in awhile.

Michael in Foreverland

Author : Kim Kay Day
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Michael in Foreverland is a story about Michael Jackson, an outstanding artist and humanitarian in our society, who took videos to a greater height through his creativity and imagination. This book is about Michael's world and seeing the world through his eyes. It is for anyone who truly admired and appreciated Michael for all that he stood for, his music, his love of beautiful scenery, of butterflies, children and all of the animals that we share this fragile planet with. His admiration for the late Walt Disney's empire Disney World. For Michael's world was much the same. As in the song: "Bless the Beast and the Children," they had a voice through Michael who sang and spoke for them through his words of music and his videos "Heal the World" and "The Earth Song." This is a book where history and fantasy come together for those who truly believe.

The Name Of The Rose

Author : Umberto Eco
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The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate.When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the over of night. A spectacular popular and critical success, The Name of the Rose is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.

Collected Jack Kirby Collector

Author : Jack Kirby
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This trade paperback reprints the sold-out issues #10-12 of the bi-monthly magazine for Kirby fans and includes a new special section detailing a fan's visit to the Kirbys' remarkable home. This private tour is profusely illustrated with photos, and more than 30 pieces of Kirby art never before published in TJKC, including Jack's uninked pencils from The Prisoner, New Gods, Captain America, Thor, Hunger Dogs, Jimmy Olsen, SHIELD, Machine Man, The Eternals, and more! Learn more about the King's career through interviews with Jack and Roz Kirby, John Byrne, Steve Gerber, Mark Evanier, Roger Stern, Marv Wolfman, and page after page of rare Kirby art, much in its original pencil form. Join us in celebrating the life and career of comics' most prodigious imagination: Jack Kirby!

Collection of Short Stories

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Boho S Quest for God

Author : Frederick A. Patchen
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This adult fairy-tale is a metaphysical fantasy attempting to raise questions for the spiritual child in each of us.

Letters from Matt

Author : Joni Parker
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In the San Joaquin Valley the summers are hot and dry, with long, sunny days. Coastal Mountains border the west and the Sierra Nevada foothills the east. This is a true story of divorced mother, Joni Parker, and her struggles to save her only son from drug addiction and incarceration in prison. Living in the Valley most of her life and raising three daughters and son hadnt been easy for Ms. Parker. Just when things get better, she becomes disheartened time after time with bad news. Does Ms. Parker call the police? As a young child Matthew Berg was an astute church goer. Growing up without a Father, he struggles to overcome his loneliness and gets drawn into a world of drugs, deception, and addiction. When he becomes incarcerated into some of Californias toughest prisons, he turns to writing poetry. What happens to young Matthew Berg? Where is he now?