It Was a Very Good Year

Extraordinary Moments in Stock Market History

Author: Martin S. Fridson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471174004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 9035

What, if anything, do the most spectacular, high–performance periods of the twentieth–century stock market have in common? And most importantly: Can we predict when they will occur again? In this fascinating investigation, acclaimed author and financial authority Martin S. Fridson probes the past, leading an exhilarating tour through each of the twentieth–century stock market′s golden years. Illuminating, entertaining, and rich in historical anecdotes, Fridson′s book treats us to the opinions and investment strategies of some of the most prominent and intriguing figures on the scene. "Timely, informative, and highly readable . . . It Was a Very Good Year offers wonderful insights into the years that provided spectacular gains in the past. There are important lessons in this book for all investors."–Henry Kaufman, President, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc. "A useful and extremely entertaining book. It′s loaded with fascinating stock market lore and helpful investment approaches. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed myself along the way."–Byron R. Wien, Managing Director, Investment Strategist for U.S. Equities, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter "Financial history with a purpose–it is a Very Good Book."–James Grant, Editor, Grant′s Interest Rate Observer "With this book, Marty Fridson joins the ranks of the must–read economic and financial historians. He is that rare combination of scholar, wit, raconteur, and man with an eye on the bottom line. Read it for amusement, education, or profit. You can′t lose."–Ben Stein, writer, law professor at Pepperdine University and host of Win Ben Stein′s Money

A Very Good Year

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492730767

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 9724

Dmitri Hernandez is starting his life over. After his release from captivity and four years in college, he's just accepted a position as vintner at the Lazy E Vineyard and Dude Ranch. He's excited about the job, but he's even more excited by a tall, handsome cowboy that turns him on in every way. Maverick Walker is a true Marlboro man in every sense of the word and Dmitri falls hard for him. The two begin a relationship which only burns hotter until a third man steps into the mix and complicates everything. Carlo Degli Esposti, a famous Italian wine critic and gay playboy, makes his moves on Dmitri right away. Dmitri is suddenly torn between a handsome blond billionaire and a dominating cowboy with a vulnerable side. Carlo Degli Esposti is turned on by Dmitri's sexy good looks and smokin' hot body but the more he gets to know Dmitri, the more he realizes the vintner has devastating secrets buried deep within. As Carlo and Dmitri begin to see more of each other, Maverick backs off. He wants his own lover, not a relationship where he'd have to share Dmitri with the gorgeous Italian. As Dmitri's nightmarish secrets are eventually uncovered, Carlo realizes he's deeply in love with the handsome vintner and vows to make him the center of his life. Will Dmitri be able to forget the big, beautiful Maverick? Is Carlo enough to fill the hole left in his heart so many years before? Will taking a job in the Texas wine country be the worst decision Dmitri has ever made or will it be a very good year indeed?

A Very Good Year

The Journey of a California Wine from Vine to Table

Author: Mike Weiss

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592402113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 9220

Based on the acclaimed 39-part "San Francisco Chronicle" series, an award-winning journalist follows the making of a bottle of wine from harvesting by immigrant workers in Northern California to its first tasting at the Four Seasons in New York City.

Good Grief

50th Anniversary Editon

Author: Granger E. Westberg

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800697839

Category: Religion

Page: 93

View: 3823

A classic text on finding comfort and hope after loss is available in a new edition with a foreword by one of the nation's leading communicators of health-care information. The anniversary gift edition includes space for readers to record thoughts about their personal experience with grief.

Volcano Wakes Up!

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805082875

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8024

"Playful poems from five alternating viewpoints tell the story of an exciting day--from sunrise to moonrise--on a young, about-to-shout volcano."--Dust jacket flap.

Good Grief

Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again

Author: Theresa Caputo,Kristina Grish

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501139088

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 6395

"After more than a decade of being a practicing medium, Theresa Caputo brings the ... lessons she has learned about grief, healing, and finding happiness in the wake of tragedy. In almost every reading she gives, Spirit insists that people begin to embrace their lives again. Easily said, but not everyone knows where to begin, and putting back together the pieces of a life marked by loss is never easy. Sometimes you need spiritual guidance--that's where Theresa comes in"

Death and Destruction

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534707474


Page: 460

View: 4105

Forced to go into witness protection, ATF Special Agent Thayne Wolfe, is less than thrilled. The State's Attorney needs him to testify against one of the most ruthless and notorious arms dealers in the world. Expecting boredom and lots of daytime television, he instead ends up with a ridiculous new job, a stupid new name, and the world's most annoying shadow. Jarrett Evans, is nevertheless tasked with keeping Wolfe alive long enough to put Mills Lang and his crew away for the rest of their miserable lives. Jarrett Evans, former Marine, has always been a free spirit, doing the dirty work for Uncle Sam whenever and wherever he's needed. One of the best snipers in the world, Evans is at peace with the man he's become. That doesn't mean he's ever liked the cold-blooded killer who stares back at him from the mirror every day. The moment he meets pretty boy Thayne Wolfe, things start a slow change and redemption begins to sound possible. Mills Lang, the world's most ruthless arms dealer, is little more than a serial killer in his own right. Rotting away in prison with nothing but time on his hands, Lang is determined to destroy the man he allowed into his inner circle. Thayne Wolfe will die in the most painful way... along with anyone he loves.

The Cowboy Queen

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494248451

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 1661

Beautiful, androgynous Ricky La Grange, drag queen extraordinaire, has a huge following at "The Red Room," a famous, gay drag club in West Hollywood, Ca. His boyfriend, supermodel Michael Francis, has cowboy fantasies and Ricky decides to surprise him with a trip to a Texas dude ranch, complete with sweaty cowboys in chaps. Once on the cowboy scene, Ricky is distressed to find out Michael has his sights set on one particular cowboy and no interest in his own, naive boyfriend. A handsome cowboy who rolls his own cigarettes captures both of their interests but Maverick Walker has eyes for only one man, the sweet, young blond Ricky, a man he knows will rock his world. Will Ricky find everlasting happiness in the arms of his supermodel boyfriend or will he be pushed aside for the tall, handsome cowboy, the man of Michael's dreams? Maverick has his heart set on Ricky La Grange the minute he sees the younger man. His foolish desire for the ethereal blond can only have one outcome and Mav isn't going to be outed that easily. The only option? Stay away from a man that is so obviously taken by another and forget the forbidden longings for men completely. Besides the fact that his life has been complicated by another man, Dmitri Hernandez, and his attraction for both he and his lover, will Maverick be able to forget the past and move on or will he forever be hidden in the closet?

Sleepyhead Bear

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters,Ian Schoenherr

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060596759

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7186

Bear tries to catch a few winks in his lair, but all sorts of bugs are bugging him.

The Journey Through Grief

Reflections on Healing

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt

Publisher: Companion Press

ISBN: 1617220973

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 5378

This spiritual companion for mourners affirms their need to mourn and invites them to journey through their very unique and personal grief. Detailed are the six needs that all mourners must yield to and eventually embrace if they are to go on to find continued meaning in life and living, including the need to remember the deceased loved one and the need for support from others. Short explanations of each mourning need are followed by brief, spiritual passages that, when read slowly and reflectively, help mourners work through their unique thoughts and feelings. Also included in this revised edition are journaling sections for mourners to write out their personal responses to each of the six needs. This replaces 1879651114.

Grandmother Fish

A Child's First Book of Evolution

Author: Jonathan Tweet

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250134110

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4652

Where did we come from? It's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain—especially to young children. Charles Darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers. Meet Grandmother Fish. Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected. The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including: - An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life - Helpful science notes for parents - How to explain natural selection to a child

Our Family Tree

An Evolution Story

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152017729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4834

Relates the evolution of the family of mankind, from single cells in the sea to human beings with "big brains that wonder who we are."

Leather Nights

Author: Patricia Logan

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479351046

Category: Fiction

Page: 338

View: 4732

Jake Maxfield, the sexy blue-eyed banker who's recently seen his mortgage career end in the midst of economic downturn inherits a property in a rural Texas town. The widowed father of two relocates from Southern California only to find that the one thing he never expected has happened and will change his life and everything he'd previously thought about himself forever. The person he meets and falls in love with is nothing like his dead wife Molly. Instead, Jake finds his soul mate in the form of Cade Littlebear, a huge hunk of long haired male biker all wrapped up in a drop dead leather clad package.Jake and Cade find that combining their lives and their teenaged families is work enough for the faintest of heart but their greatest challenge lies ahead. Their very lives are threatened by a narrow-minded group of bigots who set out to destroy their very existence. They are determined not to hide who they are and live in the shadows. From the boardroom to the back of a chopper, these sexy heroes, Jake and Cade burn up the pages with love scenes that give new meaning to the word “HOT”.

Economics, Ethics and Power

From Behavioural Rules to Global Structures

Author: Hasse Ekstedt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351984934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9405

Economic theory in its neoclassical form is sometimes regarded as free from values; it is simply the theory of economic exchange. This can only hold true if we accept the idea of "Homo Economicus" and the equilibrium economy. But in the real world, away from neoclassical models, there is no intrinsic stability as such. Instead, stability is created by the surrounding social, cultural and political structures. Clearly, it is imperative that ethics features in the analysis of these economic and socio-political structures. Drawing on Aristotle, Kant, Hume and others, this book conceptualizes the analysis of ethics and economic and social structures. It first considers the key philosophical underpinnings and categories which frame the discussion of ethics in economic theory and then considers individual ethics, social action, financial structures and war. Throughout, ethics are examined in a multicultural context with structural complexities, and the difficulties in finding a coherent set of ethics which provides social cohesion and an open society are considered. A key part of this is the comparison of two ethical principles which can be adopted by societies: ius soli or loyalty to constitution, and ius sanguinis or loyalty to "Blood and Soil". The latter is argued to lead to problems of Us and the Other. Introducing the possibility of integrating microscopic ethics into socio-political structures and proposing the eventual existence of a global ethics, this volume is a significant contribution to the emerging literature on economics, social structures and ethics. It will be of particular interest to those working in business and public administration and who have an education in socio-economic areas, but it also has a broad appeal to students and academics in the social sciences.

Frankie Works the Night Shift

Author: Lisa Westberg Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060090952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7085

While everyone else is busy dreaming . . . Z-z-z-z-z-z . . . Frankie is hard at work, cleaning and scheming. There's no time for rest. Clang! Splash! Eeeeeek! But here's a little secret—Frankie really seems to enjoy the night shift. Is he working hard or hardly working? Open this book and decide for yourself. Good job, Frankie!

Renewing Moral Theology

Christian Ethics as Action, Character and Grace

Author: Daniel A. Westberg

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083082460X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

View: 864

Moral theology, rooted in Thomas Aquinas, has long found its home in the Catholic and Anglican traditions, and in recent years it has become more familiar through the perspective known as virtue ethics. Renewing Moral Theology unfolds an ethical perspective that is Thomistic in structure, evangelical in conviction and Anglican in ethos.

Terrible Typhoid Mary

A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544313674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 1688

In a riveting biography that reads like a crime novel, Sibert Medalist and Newbery-Honor winner Susan Campbell Bartoletti uncovers the true story of Mary Mallon, a.k.a. Typhoid Mary, one of the most notorious and misunderstood women in American history.

My Salinger Year

Author: Joanna Rakoff

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307958019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5077

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger’s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency’s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger’s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger’s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms. Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves. From the Hardcover edition.

Fractions of Feeling

Author: Barrett Westberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781773027050

Category: Poetry

Page: 62

View: 6417

Fractions of Feeling is the first collection of poems by Barrett Westberg and was written for people who like perfect poetry. The authors get to write their own descriptions on Amazon, so this book is amazing, life changing, thought provoking and is sure to resonate with you forever. Treat someone in your life with these beautiful words. ​