Broken April

Author: Ismail Kadare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446414175
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From the moment that Gjorg's brother is killed by a neighbour, his own life is forfeit: for the code of Kanun requires Gjorg to kill his brother's murderer and then in turn be hunted down. After shooting his brother's killer, young Gjorg is entitled to thirty days' grace - not enough to see out the month of April. Then a visiting honeymoon couple cross the path of the fugitive. The bride's heart goes out to Gjorg, and even these 'civilised' strangers from the city risk becoming embroiled in the fatal mechanism of vendetta.

Retirementology

Author: Gregory Salsbury
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0137065949
Size: 26.98 MB
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Bonus content "What's Your Retirementology I.Q.?" included in this digital edition. Looking ahead to retirement? Depending on your circumstances and your age, you may no longer have any margin for error. And your emotions and irrational behavior could be perpetuating a dangerous cycle of overspending and rising debt that may shatter whatever vision of retirement you still have. Welcome to the world of Retirementology. Retirementology bridges retirement planning with investor psychology and the market Meltdown of 2008 to produce an entirely new way of thinking about how we spend, how we save, how we borrow, and how we invest. Financial mistakes are deeply rooted in human nature, but you may be able to overcome them--if you understand the breakthrough principles of behavioral economics and apply them in your own retirement planning. Dr. Gregory Salsbury identifies some of the classic cognitive biases and behavioral mistakes most of us keep making when it comes to retirement planning. For example: Why will people drive 45 minutes to use a $2.00 coupon? Why won’t people sell a poor performing stock just because they inherited it from grandma? Why do people spend differently with a credit card than they do with cash? Why do people believe that they paid no income taxes because they received a refund? You’ll learn why the financial meltdown has amplified the impact of these all-too-human cognitive mistakes and discover ideas for addressing them. The bottom line for your bottom line is that retirement can no longer be ignored, viewed as a single event, relegated to a “zone,” or romanticized. Instead, you must understand how every spending and financial decision you make from here on can impact the way you will spend your golden years. Retirementology attempts to help you do just that. Retirement planning: right brain versus left brain Why these different areas of the brain impact financial decisions--and what to do about it It’s real money! “De-layering” your finances How to overcome the psychological tricks that separate you from your money Family matters: managing financial support decisions for your extended family Choosing between your family or your retirement Get “long-term smart” How longevity, inflation, volatility, and your own expectations impact your retirement goals

Shattered

Author: April Wilson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548543617
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Beth and Shane's story continues in this new installment of the McIntyre Security Bodyguard series. After the death of Beth's childhood abductor, Howard Kline, Beth and Shane are free to begin their life together.? Beth's future is looking bright. She's loving her new job at the bookstore and she has an engagement ring on her finger. Everything is perfect until Shane's former girlfriend, Luciana Morelli, enters the picture determined to ruin Shane's chance at happiness. Luciana will stop at nothing to destroy Shane's future, including threatening the life of the one person he can't live without. Fans of Lia and Jonah (from Broken, book 3), Cooper, Sam, and Jamie will enjoy seeing their favorite characters playing significant roles in this installment as well. This novel will be enjoyed more if you've read at least books 1, 2, and 3 in the McIntyre Security Bodyguard series.

City Of Savages

Author: Lee Kelly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410326
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“Red Dawn meets Escape from New York and The Hunger Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian fantasy filled with “prose [that] is gorgeous and brilliant” and “tells a satisfyingly dark tale through alternating the two sisters’ points of view” (VOYA, starred review). It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual POW census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel. Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that end in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past.

Colossus

Author: B. Jack Copeland
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191578212
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At last - the secrets of Bletchley Park's powerful codebreaking computers. This is a history of Colossus, the world's first fully-functioning electronic digital computer. Colossus was used during the Second World War at the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, where it played an invaluable role cracking enemy codes. Until very recently, much about the Colossus machine was shrouded in secrecy, largely because the codes that were employed remained in use by the British security services until a short time ago. This book only became possible due to the declassification in the US of wartime documents. With an introductory essay on cryptography and the history of code-breaking by Simon Singh, this book reveals the workings of Colossus and the extraordinary staff at Bletchley Park through personal accounts by those who lived and worked with the computer. Among them is the testimony of Thomas Flowers, who was the architect of Colossus and whose personal account, written shortly before he died, is published here for the first time. Other essays consider the historical importance of this remarkable machine, and its impact on the generations of computing technology that followed.

Civil Resistance In Kosovo

Author: Howard Clark
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745315690
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Lively account of how people power has shaped British history -- from Peterloo to the Poll tax and beyond.

The Golden Rule

Author: Jim Gibbons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470538753
Size: 67.41 MB
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Everything the independent investor needs to know to effectivelyinvest in gold With today's increasing economic uncertainties, a stronginvestment strategy is to put a portion of your net worth in gold.However, given investors' overall lack of knowledge about gold asan investment, as wealth insurance, or as a store of value, manyare hesitant to enter this arena. That's why Jim Gibbons has created The Golden Rule. Thisbook answers many questions, including: How do you purchase goldand in what form? Why gold now? When should you buy? And, mostimportantly, from whom? Throughout the book, Gibbons puts gold inperspective and shows you why it belongs in every investor'sportfolio. Provides practical gold investment insights from New YorkTimes bestsellers Peter Schiff, William Bonner, Doug Casey,Addison Wiggin, and James Turk as well as from leading experts inthis field including: Congressman Ron Paul, Rick Rule, Adrian Day,and many others Demystifies gold by putting it in the context of twenty-firstcentury economic realities Highlights a variety of ways to invest in gold-from miningstocks to buying gold coins and bullion With the financial markets more erratic than ever, gold appealsto investors looking for a safe haven for their assets. With TheGolden Rule as your guide, you'll quickly learn how to make thebest decisions possible with regards to this preciouscommodity.